603-623-7233 ext. 168
603-485-9890 ext. 1005
Cawley Middle School
603-518-5047 ext. 5138
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.
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?
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, 2017 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.
Your child may need to stay home or will be sent home if any of the following symptoms are present:
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).
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
Kindergarten – Grade 6: Three to four doses, with one dose on or after the 4th birthday and the last two doses separated by 6 months.
Grades 7-12: 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.
Grades Kindergarten – 12: Two doses, at least one on or after the first birthday.
HEPATITIS B VACCINE
Grades Kindergarten – 12: Three doses at acceptable intervals.
VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX) VACCINE
Kindergarten – 9: Two doses or laboratory confirmation of chicken pox disease required.
Grades 10 – 12: Two doses, or history of chicken pox disease in writing.
In all grades the first dose of varicella must be on or after the first birthday
Please call your school nurse if you have any questions regarding your child’s immunizations or other health requirements.
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:
- Ask the health care provider for a copy of the prescription or to write a note.
- Make a copy of the prescription prior to taking it to the pharmacy.
- 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