School Health and Medical Information
Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. -3:35 p.m.
Phone: (860) 537-0717 ext.5
Nurse Assistant Paraprofessional
Concussion Information & Management
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.
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids’ Hospitalizations: CDC
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
A New School Year
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
Information on Wellness and Healthy Eating
Flu Vaccination Information
Smiles on the Move In-School Dental Program
State of Connecticut Immunization Requirements for new Students:
Immunization Requirements for New Students
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 from a physician for any medication to be given in school. This includes prescription medication as well as over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil. The order is valid for the school year only, and must be renewed each year as needed.
- All medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian. Students are not allowed to carry medication to or from school or take unsupervised medication at any time, including while one field trips. In the absence of the school nurse, a teacher or principal may administer medication.
- Medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle labeled with: the child’s name, name of medication, dosage and route of the medication, and the time it is to be given. No loose medication will be accepted.
- The nurse's office has a supply of acetaminophen (Tylenol equivalent) and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil equivalent). All other medication must be supplied by the parent.
- Unused medication must be collected by a parent or guardian before summer break. Any remaining medication will be discarded.
Please click here to view the district medication policy
Physical Education Restriction Requirements
If your child has an injury or health restrictions prohibiting participation in P.E. and or recess, 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./Recess for one day.
Physical Exam Requirements
All students entering Preschool and Kindergarten are required by state law to have a completed physical exam dated within one year prior to the start of school. Completed health forms should be submitted to the school nurse.
The State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record form includes a detailed description of all immunization requirements for newly enrolled students.
Immunization Requirements for New Students 2016-2017