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Hooksett School Nurses

Cindy Libby

Underhill School

603-623-7233 ext. 106

Sherry Dupuis

Memorial School

603-485-9890 ext. 1005

Marianne Vrooman

Cawley Middle School

603-518-5047 ext. 5138

ENTEROVIRUS-D68 INFORMATION

Information on Enterovirus-D68 virus from the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services.

FLU INFORMATION
What you can do to help prevent the spread of influenza in all our schools.

EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS
EEE is still a health concern for the area. More information about EEE on the website of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

LYME DISEASE
Ticks are back and so are the precautions for preventing Lyme Disease. More information about ticks and Lyme from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?

IF NOT…

Please visit the website of the US Department of Health and Human Services for health insurance information for children under the age of 19 if your child is in need of health insurance.

HOOKSETT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Sixth grade: Students entering 6th grade need to have a physical on file by the first day of school. A physical done after September 1, 2016 will be considered current. A copy of the updated immunization record must be supplied.

All new students need to have the following by the first day of school:

  • Current physical or appointment card if scheduled for a physical. Students will not be allowed to try out or participate in interscholastic sports if a copy of the physical or appointment card is not on file.
  • Copy of their immunization record.

Students will not be able to start school if these requirements have not been met.

STUDENT ILLNESS

Your child may need to stay home or will be sent home if any of the following symptoms are present:

Fever
If your child’s temperature is 100 degrees or higher, keep your child at home. While at home, encourage your child to drink plenty of liquids. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours (without medicine) before returning to school.

Mild cough/runny nose
If there’s no fever, and your child feels fairly good, school is fine.

Bad cough/cold symptoms
Children with bad coughs need to stay home, and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu or pneumonia. But when the cough improves, and your child is feeling better, then it’s back to school. Don’t wait for the cough to disappear entirely – that could take a week or longer.

Diarrhea and/or vomiting
Keep your child home until the illness is over and for 24 hours after the last episode (without medicine).

Sore Throat
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Keep your child home from school, and contact a doctor. Your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. He or she can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins.

Flu
All of the above are also symptoms of the flu. It is never too late to get vaccinated against influenza. Influenza vaccination can still provide protection against influenza as influenza viruses can circulate as late as May. For more information on the flu please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu

Earache
Your child needs to see a doctor when complaining of an earache.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)– redness/drainage from eye(s)
Pink eye is highly contagious. Most cases are caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case. Your child must be on medication at least 24 hours before returning to school and/or no longer experience drainage from the eye(s).

Rash
Children with an unexplained skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases. If your child is sent home with a rash, he/she will need a physician’s note to return to school.

 

NH STATE LAW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

DTP/DT/DTaP/Td/Tdap 
6 Years of age and younger: Four or five doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday.
7 years of age and older: Three or four doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday.
Grade 7-12: 1 dose of Tdap is required for entry into 7th grade. A Tdap vaccine given on or after the 7th birthday meets the school requirement for 7th grade.

POLIO
Kindergarten – Grade 5: Three to four doses, with one dose on or after the 4th birthday and the last two doses separated by 6 months.
Grades 6-12: Three doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday; or four doses regardless of age at administration.
If a combined IPV/OPV schedule was used, four doses are always required.

MEASLES-MUMPS-RUBELLA (MMR) 
Grades K – 12: Two doses, at least one on or after the first birthday.

HEPATITIS B VACCINE
Grades K – 12: Three doses.

VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX) VACCINE
K – 8th: Two doses or laboratory diagnosis of chicken pox disease required.
9th – 12th Grade: Two doses, first dose must be on or after 1st birthday  or history of chickenpox disease in writing.

Please call your school nurse if you have any questions regarding your child’s immunizations or other health requirements.

MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

Any medication to be given in school, including over the counter medication such as Tylenol, Advil, cough medication etc. must be accompanied by a health care provider’s order as well as a parent’s note.

The medication must be in the original container, properly labeled with the student’s name, the health care provider’s name, the date of the original prescription, name and strength of the medication and directions for taking the medication.

The medication is to be delivered to the school nurse or Principal by a parent or responsible adult over the age of 18.

GETTING A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER’S NOTE:

  1. Ask the health care provider for a copy of the prescription or to write a note.
  2. Make a copy of the prescription prior to taking it to the pharmacy.
  3. Ask the pharmacy for a second bottle with a label so you have a labeled bottle for home and school.

ALL MEDICATION ORDERS NEED TO BE RENEWED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR!

Download the HSD Medication Form