Welcome to the Nurses' Office!
Our Nurses are: Sarah Brown and Marilyn Sullivan
Please feel free to contact us by phone or email
telephone 432-6937 ext. 6509/ fax number 425-1005
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success and life long achievement of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development, promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.
Please remember if your child does get sick to leave a detailed message on the absence line with information regarding any fever, cough and or sore throat. By doing this we are then able to monitor and track trends of illness. It is not too late to get you and your child vaccinated for the flu, as this is the best way to help avoid getting sick.
Medications in School:
- If your child will be requiring prescription or over the counter medications to be given during the school day, you will need a doctor's order. Please have an adult drop off the medication in a labelled prescription bottle with a note from your MD. You may find the form on our website under documents or use a document your doctor provides.
The State of NH Dept of Health and Humans Services has amended the immunization requirements for the 2016- 2017 school year. As before, if a child turns 11 during the school year, they are required to have a Tdap by the first day of the next school year. This requirement mainly effects our fifth grade population as they enter sixth grade. ** Please click to view required immunizations: NH DHHS immunization 2016-2017 and always call if you have any questions.
medications in school
Medications are sometimes required to be given during school hours. We can give medication ONLY with a doctor's order and a parent permission form. This rule applies to ALL medications including tylenol, cold medicines, etc. There is a fax machine in the main office and some physician's will fax orders if necessary. *We need a new MD order each school year. * (The form is under documents for your convenience.)
Per Londonderry District Policy, children cannot transport medication to and from school. An adult must bring the medication in and if needed, pick up the medication.
when to keep your child home
Please do not send your child to school if he/she has a fever of 100 or greater, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Please keep them home until they are symptom free for twenty four hours. Also please keep them home for twenty four hours after starting antibiotic treatment for conjuctivitis.
When calling in your child absent, please give the reason for their illness (i.e. fever, sore throat, cough, etc.) We keep track of flu symptoms and like to be aware of other illnesses in the school. We have a flu guide for parents in our documents as well.