School Health

SCHOOL NURSES STAFF LIST
Brunswick High: Jennifer Strout, RN
Brunswick Junior High: Helen Tetu, RN
Coffin: Janet Rivard, RN
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Linda Morris, RN
Medical Consult: Martin’s Point Healthcare

GENERAL INFORMATION/HEALTH REGULATIONS

1.) Parents of students should be mindful of both the health of their child(ren) and that of a group. A student who feels ill should stay at home; many cases of severe illnesses and spread of epidemics can be prevented in this way. Cooperation on everyone’s part will keep our health at the best level possible. If, in the opinion of school officials, a student does not seem physically fit to remain in school, parent(s) will be requested to come for their child(ren). Parents are asked to furnish the school with the name, address, and telephone number of a person with whom the child may be left in an emergency in case the parents cannot be reached. If a child has any of the following problems, the child should not come to school:

fever of 100 degrees or higher
nausea and/or vomiting
diarrhea
uncontrolled cough

Students will be dismissed for health related concerns at the discretion of the school nurse. Students who present to the Health Office with the above symptoms will be dismissed. Students may return to school after an illness when they have been symptom free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication.

Good hand washing is the most important thing everyone can do to prevent spreading germs and illness.

2.) Guidelines for Health Office Visits (PDF) The school nurse is available on a daily basis for assessment and counseling regarding health issues. Students should come during non-academic times, except in an emergency situation. Students are required to have a pass from the teacher of the period in which they are visiting the nurse. Students who become ill during the school day must see the nurse for dismissal. The nurse will make arrangements with a parent or emergency contact for dismissal. A dismissal pass will be issued which needs to be turned into the main office before the student leaves the school.

Please note at the elementary school level children are expected to go outside for brief play periods. These play periods are supervised and occur only in suitable weather. When returning to school after an illness, the student should be well enough to participate in all aspects of the school program. Please DO NOT request that students be kept in during recess periods. If the child is not well enough to go outside, he/she should not be in school.

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
All medications, including non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications, require a medical provider’s signature if they are to be given at school. Written permission from the doctor and a parent/guardian is required, (Medications During School form (PDF), for the nurse to administer medications, which must be in the original, properly-labeled medication bottle. If medications are prescriptions for three times per day, they can be given at home in the morning, when the student gets home from school, and at bedtime, thus eliminating a school dose time.

SCHOOL HEALTH FORMS

Allergy/Anaphylaxis Procedure and Emergency Care Plan (PDF)

Asthma Action/Management Plan CHILD (PDF)

BSD Concussion Protocol (PDF)

Health Questionnaire/Consent Form (PDF)

Immunization Exempt Form (PDF)

Physician Examination Form (PDF)

Seizure: Action Plan (PDF)

Seizures: Parent Questionnaire (PDF)