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Safe Kids NH Newsletter March 2016_Final

SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

Hello.  My name is Cheryl Bachinski, RN.  I am the school nurse for the elementary school.  My hours are Monday – Friday 8am-4pm.  You can leave a message for me 24 hours a day at ext. 7617

Here is some important Health Information:

Prescription Medications at School: (inhalers, ADHD meds, antibiotics, eye drops,etc)

  1. You must provide a written doctor’s order for the medication to be given at school.
  2. You must sign the doctor’s order authorizing the nurse or designee to administer the medication at school.
  3. An adult must bring the medication to school in a pharmacy labeled bottle which matches the written order
  4. For tablet or liquid medication you will need to count it with the school nurse or designee and sign

Over the Counter Medications: (tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, lozengers, etc):

  1. No medication will be given unless you have signed the permission form on the back of the health form that goes out at the start of the school year
  2. Students are not allowed to carry medication in their backpack unless ordered by their doctor and discussed with the school nurse (inhalers, epi-pens, insulin, etc)

Absences: Please contact the school first thing in the morning if your child will not be in school.

  1. Please contact the school nurse if your child has a contagious illness such as flu, strep throat, head lice, mono,etc. or your child has suffered an injury such as a sprain, broken bone or head injury.
  2. It is very important to let the nurse know if your child has had or will have surgery so that precautions can be taken at school.
  3. A doctor’s note will be required for return to school and for activity at school following a sprained or broken bone or following surgery.
  4. It is very important to notify the school nurse if your child is taking any type of prescription medication in case your child experiences a side effect and emergency services are needed.
  5. Please call the school nurse and make an appointment to visit with her if your child has any type of health condition that requires assistance at school

School Entry Requirements:  Requirements for 2015-2016

  1.   Children must have proof of all required immunizations, or valid exemptions, in order to attend the first day of school.  Documentation of immunity by confirming laboratory tests is acceptable.
  2. A child may be conditionally enrolled when the parent or guardian provides: (1) documentation of at least one dose for each required vaccine and (2) The appointment date for the next dose of the required vaccine. (He-P300.13)
  3. All immunizations must meet the minimum intervals and age requirements for each vaccine.  A 4-day grace period is allowed: however, live attenuated vaccines not administered on he same day should be administered at least 28 days apart.
  4. www.gencourt.stated.nh.us/rules/state/immunizations
  5. Medical and religious exemptions information is at: www.dhhs.hn.gov/dphs/immunizations/exemptions.htm

HELP US TO BE THE HEALTHIEST SCHOOL:  CHOOSE HEALTHY SNACKS AND DRINKS FOR SCHOOL.  RECOMMENDED IS 5-8 SERVINGS A DAY OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES.

FOR SCHOOL PARTIES WE ASK THAT YOU ALSO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES

UPCOMING HEALTHY EVENTS AT HES:

  1. October 21, 2015 Dr. Idelkope will be administering free flu vaccine to all elementary school students provided the parents completed the consent form.
  2. October 23, 2015 Cheshire Smiles Dental Clinic will be here doing dental cleanings and applying fluoride to students teeth provided the parents completed the permission form.  In November they will do dental cleanings only with parental permission.  Again this is a free service
  3. Starting in November we will have Christine Parshall from UNH Cooperative extension coming in to provide nutrition education to all of our students.