Nurse

 

                        Welcome To School Health Office 

              Ms. Jacque Mey BSN RN School Nurse                           

              News From the Nurse      Nurse Email                          

  

Ms. Mey RN is available for all students and families during the school day from

                      8:30am - 3:20pm. 

 Please email me at [email protected] or call the school at 603-692-2435 with any questions                     

COVID ILLNESS MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS for our schools

If students are not feeling well or sick before school, please have them stay at home until feeling better.  Symptoms include a runny nose, cough, congestion and no fever for 24 hours with no fever reducing medication.  Please call the school when absent.


SASS/COVID-19 Testing is available weekly.  

The Somersworth School District is continuing to participate in the NH “Safer at Schools Screening” 

(SASS program) to offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at school for all students and staff. The NH SASS program will allow parents to have their child checked weekly for COVID-19. This program is voluntary, and parents may choose to have their child opt in or out at any time. 

Please call the School Nurse for information.   



      


Tips for Keeping Children Healthy  

 

NH Required Vaccines for School 

 Please be sure your children are up to date on vaccines 

 

  ***Required Immunizations for next School Year 2022-2023 (Click Here)

     New Hampshire law HeP- 301.13-15 requires that all children enrolled in any school, Pre-school, or childcare have certain immunizations to protect them and those around them from certain vaccine preventable diseases.

**Students are required to have Vaccines appropriate to their age and grade.

 **Please call the school nurse if you have any questions about vaccines.  The office or School Nurse has Exemption forms if requested. 

Be Wise Vaccinate Booklet  

        Physical Exams Required:  Students are required to have a physical exam prior to entering school when first register (K or1st grade) or enter in any grade when moving from out of state.  

All students need to have physical documentation in their medical file.   

Please send the Physical Exam documentation to the School Health Office before the start of the school year or during the school year (recent physicals or medical updates).

 

Please notify the school nurse if your child has a Chronic Medical Condition.

 

 An Action Plan can be completed if your child has either Asthma, Food Allergies or Bee Sting A form can be requested from the School Nurse. Or available at the links below.

Asthma Action Plan                                  Food Allergy Action Plan

Bee Sting Allergy Action Plan

               

 

Healthy Ideas to keep healthy and for learning success:

  1. Sleep at least 8 - 10 hours each night.

  2. Eat Breakfast before school or at school.  Do you know a healthy breakfast is available at school every day?

  3. Healthy Snack:  Fruits, vegetables, cheese, crackers, water to drink 

  4. Good hand hygiene: washing hands with soap and water, after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are effective if you are not near a sink.

  5. Good respiratory etiquette - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; germs are spread when we touch our face and will make us sick.

  6. Wear a Mask - Masks create a barrier that reduces the spray of a person's spit and respiratory droplets when we have symptoms of the Covid virus.  Sneezing, coughing, runny nose are all symptoms of all viruses.  Respiratory droplets can travel far when people sneeze or cough or raise their voices.   More information from the CDC can be found here.

  7. Exercise - activity is important for our health and our mind.  

   

Flu Fighter Coloring Book, Provided compliments of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

NH Immunization Guidance for School website