Nurse

 

Please feel free to contact us by phone as listed below or by email by clicking on our name.

Chris Mitchell , RN, BSN

Joscelyn Ogiba , LPN

Phone: 432-6933 ext. 4106

Fax: 425-1006

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; 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.

~National Association of School Nurses, 2010

When to keep your child home from school

When to stay home

When to return to school

Fever: with an oral temperature of 100 or greater

Fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin on board

Diarrhea or loose stools

24 hours symptom free

Nausea and vomiting

24 hours symptom free

Undiagnosed skin rash

When the rash has resolved or has been diagnosed as non-contagious by your child's physician

Conjunctivitis (symptoms may be redness, itching or increased tearing of the eye)

24 hours after initiating treatment with antibiotics

Immunizations

The NH Department of Health and Human Services has amended the immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year. This year all fourth graders must have 2 doses of the varicella (chicken pox vaccine) or confirmed history of the disease. If your child is not up to date on vaccinations according to our records we will notify you. Below is the link to view all immunization requirements. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

2015-2016 School year immunization requirements:

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/documents/school-15-16.pdf

Influenza("Flu") season is upon us here in New England please contact nursing if your child has been diagnosed with Influenza or you suspect that your child may have Influenza. We ask that if your child has any of the symptoms of Influenza in the red below that you keep your child home to rest. Influenza spreads quickly within school settings and with your assistance we can minimize the spread of Influenza here at North School. Please see this Influenza Informational Guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

You can use this link to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to track Influenza activity in NH.