September, 2018

Hello Parents & Guardians;

As we embrace the start of another school year, it can be said that just as we had loose ends to tie up in June, there are a few of importance as we wrap up the month of September. I ask that you please check with your student that he or she has returned all of the necessary health forms that were given out during the first few days of school. The blue Student Emergency Contact card is of great importance in the event that you need to be reached should your child become ill. Prescription medication, with the signed physician’s order, may be dropped off to me during the school day, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM. Freshman and newly enrolled students would also have a purple Student Health Inventory and a beige Potassium Iodide consent form. All of this information is secured in your student’s file here in the Health Office.

During the school year health screenings will be conducted for height/weight, vision/hearing and scoliosis. You will receive notification via mail of the scheduled screening for your child.

In closing, as we approach the flu season, keep in mind the following advice of the CDC who says “Take 3” actions to fight the flu:

  1. Take time to get a flu vaccine
  2. Take every day preventive actions to stop spread of germs; wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing & see a doctor if symptoms persist
  3. Take flu antiviral medications if your doctor prescribes them

And, if at any time you have concerns or questions regarding your child, please do not hesitate to call me at 781-585-3844, ext. 1013.

Mrs. Penny Svenson, RN