Bethel Public Schools. Bethel, Connecticut

School Health Services

The nurse’s role in the school setting is multi-faceted. We work very closely with the students, parents, and staff to ensure the health and safety of all students. The nurse is responsible for maintaining the health records, including the immunization records and the State Mandated Physicals. These physicals are required for new entrants, including Circle of Friends, Kindergarten and again in 6th and 9th grade. Annual physicals are also required to participate in sports.

The nurse also attends to the illness/injuries of the students on a daily basis. Please contact your schools nurse if your child has a specific medical diagnosis, especially if he/she requires special accommodations and/or medication.

Authorization For The Administration of Medicines By School Personnel. If your child requires medication in school, this form needs to be completed by both the parent/guardian and the physician. This requirement includes both prescription medicine and over the counter medications (i.e. Advil, Tylenol). Your child may “self-carry” ONLY, inhalers and epi-pens, if specified on the order. These forms need to be completed for each school year.

If your child is out ill, please contact the school. If they are in Rockwell, Berry or Johnson School call the school nurse listed below. If they are in Middle or the High School, contact the attendance line. Please remember, do not send your child sick to school for the health and safety of all students.

Please do not hesitate to call with any questions.

Bethel School Nurses:


Husky Information

Do you and your children have Health Insurance"? If the answer is no, go to www.huskyhealth.com or call the HUSKY information hotline @ 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759)


Here are some important "back to school safety tips for you and your family" From the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)


SPORTS PHYSICALS

Reminder to all students playing a sport, you will need a current physical dated within one year, to participate. This must be completed before you can practice with the team. Also, the green form titled Athletic Emergency Form, which is located on the district BHS web- site under athletics, needs to be completed.


THE FLU ... A Guide for Parents

As the Seasonal Flu is upon us, here is some helpful information from the CDC, Center for Disease Control, including prevention, treatment and school attendance.The link is http://www.cdc.gov/flu/. In addition, download a guide with tips on what you can do to help protect your child from the flue.

For information on Pandemic Flu and more specifically, ways to prepare as both a community and individually go to www.ct.gov/ctfluwatch.


HEAD LICE

FYI..Head Lice, although is a nuisance, is NOT a health hazard, because they are not responsible for spread of any disease. The following link to the CDC, Center for Disease Control, is an excellent resource for more information. This link will also provide information about treatment, prevention and recommendations for both parents and schools. I hope this is helpful for anyone with concerns.  Please check your child as you feel necessary, and do not hesitate to call Betty Avery, R.N. with further questions.

http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/parents.html

Bethel Public Schools
P.O. Box 253, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801 - Phone: 203.794.8601 - Fax: 203.794.8723