A full-time nurse manages the school clinic.
The clinic is limited to the handling of minor illness and first aid cases that occur at school. Accidents that happen at home should be treated at home. If a child becomes sick at school, he or she will be sent home as soon as his or her parents are contacted. This makes it VERY IMPORTANT for parents to complete the Emergency Contact Card & send it back to school PROMPTLY. It is also VERY IMPORTANT to keep the school advised of any changes in contact numbers. Any child with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater will be sent home. Children must stay at home until their temperature is less than 100 degrees for 24 hours. The temperature must not be lowered using Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen). A sick child should not be given medication and sent to school where they will infect other students. Please keep your child at home if he or she is not able to function normally in the school day.
We conduct health-screenings for vision, hearing, and dental in pre-k through fourth grades. Fifth grade receives vision only. If any test results are not within the normal range, parents are notified and advised to seek further evaluation and treatment from their healthcare provider or a specialist. If you prefer that we do not screen your child, a written statement should be presented to the school nurse within the first two weeks of school.
Sandra Zambetti, RN
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