Nurses' Office Contact Information:
Barbara Dunham, Nurse • Beth Piantek, Nurse
Phone: 860-648-5009 • Fax: 860-474-1495.
Mission Statement -- The nurses in the Health Room maintain a nurturing, supportive environment for students and staff by encouraging wellness, helping with daily concerns, and educating everyone about current health issues.
Health Room Policies:
The first week of school, all students are given an Emergency Contact Form with telephone numbers of parents/guardians, physician, dentist and two additional people to contact in case of an emergency. This information needs to be verified, signed, and returned to school within 3 days. The parent/guardian signature may also give the nurse permission to administer Tylenol.
Except in an emergency, any student who wishes to see the nurse must obtain a pass before coming to the Health Room. They will be given a pass to return to class at the completion of the visit.
If a student becomes ill during the school day, a medical dismissal will be arranged between the nurse and the parent/guardian.
If a student has a serious illness or accident out of school, the parent should inform the nurse as to the student's health condition.
- FEVERS: Students that are ill with a temperature greater than 100 degrees should not come to school until they are free of a fever, without having taken a fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, etc.) for 24 hours.
Medication in School
No medication (prescription or over the counter) may be given without the written order of a licensed physician, optometrist, dentist, advanced practice registered nurse or physician’s assistant and the written authorization of a parent or guardian. Click here for an Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel form. An adult must transport any medication and the completed form to the school. Students may not transport medication.
9th Graders will be screened for vision and scoliosis, which will take place during PE class.
Health Assessment and Immunizations
State law and Board of Education policy require that all children have physical examinations periodically during their school attendance. Physicals for South Windsor students are required in grades 2, 6, and 10. The physical examination may be done within one year of entering these grades or at any time during these grades. The complete form MUST be received before the student enters 3, 7, or 11 respectively. Click below on the button for the Health Assessment Record Form.
Directions: Please print and return the required forms to the nurse in your child’s school. Make sure to read the directions carefully and have your physician complete the appropriate sections as well. Note, the forms require signatures from parent/guardian as well as your physician. Please remember to keep your emergency forms current. Any changes in address, home, work, or cell phone numbers should be reported to the health room. It is important that our information be up to date should your student become ill at school. Thanks!!!