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Message from the Nurse

The goals of the school nurse as stated in the North Haven Public School Nurses Procedure Book are to prevent health barriers from interfering with student's educational process through the means of assessment, diagnosis and planning, intervention, evaluation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and management.  Please notify me of any change in your son/daughter's medical status that might occur throughout the school year as well as any prescribed medication needed during the school day.  Students and athletes will need medical clearance from their health care provider before returning to school after an extended illness, injury, surgical or orthopedic procedure.
Procedure for Meds in School
All medications, including over-the-counter drugs, may be given in school only with written authorization of a licensed practitioner using form HD-14A. This Medication Authorization form can be accessed on the Forms section of my web page or picked up in any school Health Office, and needs to be renewed every school year. The parent/guardian must supply the school with a maximum 45 day supply of medication in its original container which has been dispensed and properly labeled by a licensed Pharmacist. For non-prescription drugs, it must be in its original container or box, and labeled with the student's name. All medication should be delivered to the school nurse or building principal by the parent or guardian, or other responsible adult. At the end of the school year, all meds should also be picked up in the same manner within 5 days of the end of school in June. After that time, the medication will be discarded (with the exception of controlled drugs). Please call the school nurse @ 203-239-1641 Ext. 2041.
Physicals and Immunizations
Physical examinations are required for entry into Kindergarten, Seventh and Eleventh Grade. These physicals must be completed by a qualified practitioner of medicine within 12 months prior to entering those grades to fulfill this requirement. The "State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record" form must be used, and can be accessed on my web page under "Forms". Also, Pre-Kindergarten children may not enter school without evidence of a physical assessment. Required immunizations can be found on the HD-1 document also on my web page under "Forms".
CLICK HERE to read the Quinnipiac Valley Health District Family Health letter, featuring an article about head lice.
CLICK HERE to read the Department of Public Health Fact Sheet about head lice.