Nurses' Office Contact Information:
Lynda Biron, Nurse • Beth Piantek, Nurse
Phone: 860-648-5009 • Fax: 860-474-1495
| Lynda Biron || ||Beth Piantek |
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:
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.
Medication on Field Trips
The same state regulations and school policies apply to medication taken on field trips as in school. If a field trip takes place during the school day, the nurse will give the teacher the medication for administration as long as: a) The Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel form has been filled out by the doctor and signed by the parent, with special instructions to have the medication administered on field trips. b) The medication is in oral form, or is to be given by cartridge injection (Epi Pen), or is to be administered via inhaler. For students who require medication administered by a route other than that specified above, the nurse will speak with the parent directly. Any student who has the Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel form on file in the nurse’s office, cleared by the doctor and the parent for self-administration, may carry and self-administer their medication while on the field trip.* It is against school policy for a student to carry any medication, prescribed or over the counter, without the Authorization form on file.
*Controlled medications cannot be self-carried, or self-administered. The teacher must administer these medications.
Medication on Overnight Field Trips
If your child normally takes medicine outside of school hours, and will need to take it while on the field trip, an Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel form must be submitted in advance of the field trip. This includes any daily prescription medication, including topical medications. Also included are any over the counter medications your child takes, or may need to take, such as Tylenol, Advil, Tums or Vitamins. Prescription medication needs to be in a pharmacy bottle with the prescription label containing the least amount of the medication needed for the trip. (i.e. if the student will be on the field trip for two days, only two doses of the medication should be in the bottle). Over the counter medication needs to be in the original container with the student’s name on it, containing the least amount needed.
The Authorization for the Administration by School Personnel form needs to be filled out, signed and dated by the doctor on the upper part of the form. It needs to be signed and dated by the parent on the lower part of the form. The paperwork should be submitted to the school nurse two weeks prior to the field trip for review. It is best to speak with the school nurse well in advance of a field trip if there are any questions or concerns.
Please note that the Parental Permission for Administration of Standing Orders from District Medical Advisor form allows ONLY the School Nurse to administer Tylenol (for afebrile headaches, dysmenorrhea or orthodontic pain) or Advil (for dysmenorrhea or orthodontic pain), not a teacher. The school nurse generally is not present on field trips. If you feel your child may need Tylenol or Advil on a field trip, an Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel must be completed by the doctor and the parent, and on file in the nurse’s office prior to the field trip.
The Authorization of Medication by School Personnel can be downloaded from the school’s web site under the link on the left side of the page labeled Forms or labeled Nurse/Health Services. A copy can also be picked up in the Health Office.
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!!!
Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel form
Parental Permission for Administration of Standing Orders from District Medical Advisor
Physical Education Restriction Form