Health Office Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                            

Please keep your child home from school if he/she has:

  • A communicable disease
  • Fever greater than 100F within the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours 
  • Pain that requires the use of narcotic medications
  • An upper respiratory illness with significant coughing and/or nasal discharge                            
  • Strep throat infection, then please allow a 24 hour period after adminstration of the first antibiotic dose

Parents/guardians are also encouraged to call me any time they have questions, or concerns and specifically for the following reasons:
 
   * A new medical diagnosis, or a change in your child’s health status
   * A newly prescribed medication
   * A change in a current medication
   * A serious injury, illness, or hospitalization
   * A fracture, sprain, stitches, or a cast
   * A contagious disease such as, chicken pox, flu, strep throat, whooping cough
   * If your child is absent for an extended period of time
   * If there are any recent changes in your family that may affect your child; such as, a birth, recent loss, or sudden illness
 
*School Medication Administration Guidelines:

  • All medication, prescriptions and over the counter medications require a physician’s order and completed parental permission form. For students needing forms for food allergy, asthma and permission for tylenol and motrin administration please utilize the links provided below. Completed forms may also be faxed back from your doctor's office to the School Health Office, 617-327-7592. 
  • All prescription medication must be labeled and in a current pharmacy bottle. 
  • All over the counter medication must be in the original packaging. 
  • Medications must be delivered to school by the parent, guardian or responsible adult.  Children are not allowed to transport medication unless it is medically indicated and after consultation with the school nurse. 
  • All medication orders do expire at the end of the school year.  New medication orders and health care plans are needed for the start of a new school year. 
  • Medications must be picked up at the end of the school year.  Any remaining medication will be discarded. 
Immunizations Reqiured:

Pre K 

  • 4 doses of DPT
  • 3 doses of OPV
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
  • 1 doses of MMR
  • 1 dose of Varicella (chicken pox) or physician verified date of disease 
  • 1 to 4 doses of HIB vaccine

Kindergarten        

  • 5 doses of DPT
  • 4 doses of OPV
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of MMR
  • 2 dose of Varicella (chicken pox) or physician verified date of disease
  • Lead screening (at any age)

Please provide me with an updated physical each year for your child.

Thank you,
Ms. Molly Doyle, RN
 

Please feel free to call me with any concerns or questions regarding school health issues. I can be reached each school day at 617-325-9338 X104