My goal is keeping students in the classroom and removing health barriers for their learning. Accomplishing this requires the cooperation of the students, parents and/or guardians, and our staff. Please feel free to communicate with me regarding any concerns or questions you may have.
There is a variety of health information available on the side toolbar. If you are looking for something more specific I will be glad to find it for you.
Please complete the health information packet that is sent at the beginning of every school year.
This is extremely important. I must be aware of health issues that might impact a student's education. Examples of this would be diabetes, seizure disorders, asthma, life threatening allergies, etc.
Contact me if you would like a private consultation.There is a Health Services Authorization Form (front and back need to be completed and signed to be valid), the Emergency Card, and a Tri-fold Information Flyer included in your annual school packet. These need to be completed and returned to me as soon as possible.
**Please note that no medication will be given to a student without parent permission and signed consent on the authorization form. Please make sure you sign ALL forms.
Prescription medications will need a Doctor's medication order every new school year. No prescription medication will be administered without an order. If a student needs to carry emergency medication such as an inhaler or Epipen, the doctor must sign the order saying such. Action Plans that apply to asthma, severe allergies, seizures and diabetes, must be completed by your physician. The ability of the student to self-administer these medications will be assessed by the nurse.
Students who carry any type of medication without authorization by a physician, are subject to disciplinary action as stated in the student handbook.A special note regarding narcotics: Narcotics will never be dispensed in school. If your student requires this level of pain management, please keep him/her at home until the narcotics are no longer being used.
State law mandates that all students be up-to-date with their immunizations. There are immunizations currently available for students that are not mandated. I urge you to discuss these with your physician. They include vaccinations against HPV, meningitis, pertussis (whooping cough), and others. If your child has a religious or medical reason not to be immunized, the state requires that a letter from a parent/guardian or the students physician be on file EVERY year.
All students are required to have a recent physical exam (example: if the student enters on 9/5/18, the exam must be dated after 9/5/17).
All student athletes must have an annual physical on file, and must be compliant per MIAA regulations. Once physical date expires, that student will not be allowed to participate in tryouts, practice or games.
Please help me keep students healthy and ready to learn.
April Childs RN, BSN
I can be contacted by phone at 413-283-9701 ext. 143, fax at 413-283-9372, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org