General Information

General Information

Medical Conditions : Please keep us updated regarding your child's medical condition(s) and medication changes throughout the year.

Food allergies : If your child has severe food allergies, please provide documentation from their allergiest or PCP. For those who require Benadryl or an Epi Pen at school please provide nursing with a medication order signed by your child's doctor, allergy response plan, parent's request for giving medication or treament form , and their medications. It is improtant to update nursing with changes in allergic reactions, allergens, and medications. If your child will be eating hot lunch please have your docrot complete this Diet Order Form and return to nursing. We will forward this form to the Director of Food Services and keep a copy in your child's medical chart.

Screenings: Annual vision and hearing screenings will be done yearly for all 1 st , 3 rd and 5 thgraders. Additionally, 5th graders will have their blood pressure checked.

Each spring a local physician from Londonderry Pediatrics conducts scoliosis screenings for our 5th grade class. A letter will be sent home once the date has been scheduled for the screening. If your child misses the screening date Mrs. Mitchell will complete the scoliosis check once they return to school.

*If there are any abnormalities during screenings nursing will contact a parent to inform them and provide recommendations.

Injury : If your child requires a visit to the doctor for an injury please provide us with a doctor’s note with restrictions regarding recess and gym.

Absences : When calling your child in sick please give a specific reason or illness (ex. fever, sore throat, cough). This information is important as the State of NH tracks flu like symptoms every year.

Medications: If your child(ren) require daily or as needed medications during the school day nursing is able to administer prescribed and over the counter medications with the proper paperwork completed and provided. All medications require a signed physician medication order with a completed and signed parent's request for giving medication or treatment form . In addition, the medication must be dropped off to nursing by a parent or guardian in the original bottle with the prescription label and if an over the counter medication labeled with the student's name.

Proper hydration : Please consider sending in a refillable water bottle with your child(ren) daily. We ask that there is a closure on the bottle so it will not leak if tipped over. Keep in mind only clear fluids are permitted due to possibility of staining carpets. Water is best! This way your child will have access to fluids as needed. When seen by nursing for mild symptoms(cold symptoms, sore throat, and headaches) your child will be encouraged to increase their fluid intake.