Region 15 Nurse and School Health Office Information
The Region 15 School Nursing staff supports student success by providing health care assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. Nurse contact information, Board of Education policies related to health, and health forms, including forms for health assessment records, medication administration, immunization/religious exemptions, and immunization requirements are below. Please contact the school nurse directly with any questions.
Please be sure your child's Emergency Contact Information is updated and accurate. Notify the main office at your school of any changes.
Student Absence: If your child will be absent or tardy please call the school attendance line before the start of the school day. Reminder to please complete the Reason for Absence Note.
Student Illness and Attendance: Frequently Asked Questions regarding student illness and attendance can be found here.
Mandatory Health Assessments: Mandatory Health Assessment Records are required for Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6, and 10 and need to be on the State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record.
: All vision, hearing and postural screenings for the mandated Kindergarten, 6th and 10th grade physicals should be performed and recorded by your physician on the Student Health Assessment record. In school, vision screenings are done in Grades K-6 and Grade 9; hearing is tested in Grades K-3, 5 and 8; and postural screenings (scoliosis) are performed in Grades 5 - 9. A referral form will be sent home if your child does not pass the screening test. Please follow up with the referral and submit the results from your medical provider to the Health Office.
Field Trips: Any student in need of a medication on a field trip must notify the nurse's office one week prior to the field trip. A doctor's order is mandatory for prescription or over the counter medications.
Injuries/Illness: A Physician's note/order is required for any type of restriction due to injuries. If your child has an injury or illness that prevents full participation in physical education/recess, communication from your medical provider is required specifying activities that must be modified or avoided.
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