School Health and Medical Information
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Phone: (860) 537-2378 exts: 2124, 2126, and 2130
Concussion Information & Management
Don't Forget to Schedule Your Flu Shots: The use of other preventive health practices that may help decrease the spread of influenza, including respiratory hygiene, cough etiquette, social distancing (e.g., staying home from work or school when staying away from people who are sick) and hand washing.
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids’ Hospitalizations: CDC
Resources on Public Health Concerns: Please click here for information from the US Department of Education regarding both the EV-D68 and the Ebola viruses.
Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood virus that pediatricians, child care centers and preschools see in summer and early fall. What is hand, foot, and mouth disease? Despite its scary name, hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common, contagious illness caused by different viruses. It typically affects infants and children under age 5, but older kids and adults can catch it as well. Avoid dehydration: Children with hand, foot, and mouth disease need to drink plenty of fluids. Call your pediatrician now or go to the ER if you suspect your child is dehydrated.
Enterovirus Overview: Non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses. Please click here for more information and to learn more about how to keep your child from getting and spreading the virus.
Enterovirus-D68 - CDC Update
Please read important information about the Flu Vaccination
To prevent the spread of lice, it is strongly recommended that hats, hairbrushes and combs not be shared. Parents are encouraged to check their children’s hair for lice regularly; careful parental checks are the best preventative. It is important to check your child’s head before and after sleepovers as head lice are most readily transmitted by direct head-to-head contact where children share sleeping quarters. Please contact the School Nurse in your child’s school with any questions or concerns. For further information on symptoms of infestation, prevention and treatment of head lice please refer to the following link from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388318
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Smiles on the Move In-School Dental Program
Concussion Information and Protocol to Return to Play
Please click on the following link, Wellness and Healthy Living, for helpful information
Allergy Policy 5121.4
The Colchester School District requires that parents/guardians of children with life threatening allergy or chronic health conditions notify the school and provide medical documentation information about the management of the condition.
Medication Policy 5141.21
Connecticut State Law requires a written medication order signed by you and your doctor for any medication to be administered in school. Medication must be in its original container. This includes all medications over the counter and prescription. Students are only allowed to bring medication to school after appropriate paperwork has been submitted and approved. Unused medication must be picked up at the end of the school year by a parent or guardian, or the medication will be disposed. Please click here to view the district medication policy. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns. Please note students participating in interscholastic sports that will be self-administering inhalers or EpiPens, need to have the medication order signed by the doctor, parent and nurse.
The completed medication form and medication needs to be signed off by the nurse prior to notifying the coach regarding self-administering any EpiPens or inhalers. The medication forms can be obtained on the district website or from the main office at Bacon Academy.
The Athletic Department requires that all students be registered online. Even if your child has an updated physical unless they have registered online they will not be on the coach's list to participate in sports. These lists are not updated daily, so please register early and submit your child's completed physical examination as soon as possible.
Students Entering 10th Grade
Students entering 10th grade are required to have a completed Health assessment on or after January 1, 2016. The health forms are located above or can be picked up in the main office at Bacon Academy. The physical is required to enter the 11th grade.
Students from a School within CT
We accept a copy of the most recent physical examination if in compliance with the State of CT regulations.
Students from a Different State or Country
We accept a copy of a physical exam which contains all the indicated health information included on the blue assessment form dated within one year prior to the entry into the Colchester School District. The medical exam must be completed by a US physician.
Immunization Updates for 10th Graders
- Tdap/Td: 1 dose for students who have completed their primary DTaP series. Students who start the series at age 7 or older only need a total of 3 doses of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine, one of which must be Tdap
- Polio: At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday
- MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday
- Meningococcal: 1 dose
- Hep B: 3 doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age
- Varicella: 2 doses separated by at least 3 months-1st dose on or after 1st birthday; or verification of disease
Physical Education Restriction Requirements
If your child has health restrictions prohibiting participation in P.E. please provide a clear and detailed note to the school nurse from your doctor, including when your child will be able to resume activity. A parent's note will be accepted to excuse your child from P.E. for one day.