Health Resources

Notes From the Nurse

Illness When to keep your child home:

  • Fever (temperature higher than 100 degrees F (38 Celsius))
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Severe or continuous cough
  • Rash on face or body
  • Pink Eye
  • Strep Throat
  • Other Contagious Illness

Children may return to school when they have been free of fever, vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication. In the case of strep throat and pink eye, children may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotics.

Reporting Absences

Please be sure to let the school know before 9am if your child will be absent. Messages can be left any time of day on the attendance line by calling the main phone number  860.296.2090. If you prefer to send an email, please be sure to include discoveryoffice@crec.org

Medication at School:

If your child will require medication during the school day, please contact me. A form signed by parent/guardian and prescribing health care provider is required for all medication at school. Medications must be delivered to school by an adult and should not be sent in student’s backpacks.

Contacting the Nurse:

It is very helpful when families share information about health changes, medications and illnesses with the school. If there is information you would like to share with me, email is often the best way to get in touch. If you would like to meet with me in person, please email or call to set up an appointment.

mcushing@crec.org

860.296.2090 ext 5707

Required Health Forms

All students entering PreSchool and Kindergarten are required to submit a State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record form with complete Immunization Record prior to the first day of school.

Asthma

Food Allergy

Other Important Information

  • Preschool Flu Vaccine Requirement – all students attending preschool are required to have a flu vaccine between August 1 and December 31 each year.
  • Nut Sensitive Schools – in the interest of the health and safety of all students and staff, please avoid bringing any items containing nuts or nut products into our schools.