Northwest Region 7 School District Health Services
Dorothy Mitchell, RN
Patricia Severson, RN
Phone: 860.379.8525, ext. 2618 or ext. 2619
FAX : 860.379.8940
URGENT MESSAGE DURING CORONA CRISIS
March 24, 2020
Dear Families and students,
The nurses would like to remind you that we are here to assist our students and families through this challenging time.
In order to best support all of our families, it is important for you to please let us know if your child is ill and unable to participate in distance learning. This helps us to track illness within our community and to be sure we are meeting the academic needs of our students.
You may email your school nurses directly.
Meanwhile remember the answer to this health crisis is working together, following guidelines, and keeping up to date with those health guidelines. We will be posting updates on the district web site called "RN: Real news from the nurses".
Patty Severson and Dorothy Mitchell
District Enrollment Requirements: Health Office
In accordance with BOE policy students entering school must present at the time of registration proof of age, evidence of legal residence and must meet the State requirements for immunization & health assessment.
At the time of registration parent/guardian must present proof of adequate immunization. If the child is exempt from immunizations due to a medical or religious reason the parent/guardian must provide a notarized State of Ct Exemption form.
Students enrolling in grade 6 or 10, or those students enrolling from out of state must have a current health assessment (State of Ct Health Assessment Record) on file. 10th graders must present the form before the end of their 10 grade year.
Parent/ guardian must complete the Pink Student Health Emergency Information Form.
If the student has any medical concerns the parent/guardian should speak with the Health Office staff to ensure proper planning has occurred prior to their start of school
IMPORTANT INFO RE: SPORTS REGISTRATION
Students must register for sports tryouts using Family ID. The deadlines are as follows:
FOOTBALL- registration closes on July 29th.
CROSS COUNTRY- registration closes on July 29.
Anyone who is not registered by these dates is not guaranteed the required approval to participate in tryouts. Once registration has been entered into Family ID, the nurses then begin the approval process by certifying that the following are on file in the Nurses Office:
Sports registrants must have:
- A physical that is less than 13 months old on file in the Nurses Office
- No current physician-imposed restrictions from previous injuries or conditions
- Those with history of concussion must have on file in the Nurses Office a physician note clearing the concussion, and have completed the return to play protocol with the Athletic Trainer.
You may use Family ID at any time to check for when your physical expires. You will also get an email from Family ID site 60 days in advance of the expiration date of your physical.
To be completed every year and/or when details change
Used for mandatory physicals in 6th, and 10th grades as well as new enrollments to the district. This form must be on file in the health office and updated every 13 months for sports participation. Also needed for entry into Grade 6, 10, and sports participation.
Every student who requires any medication in school, on field trips or athletic events must have this form completed by MD every year. Students may carry their own Epi pens, inhalers and diabetes supplies BUT there must be a signed MD order on file in health office for the medications.
This form allows the nurse to administer Tylenol, Ibuprofen and TUMS with the parent /guardian signature. All other medications must have written medical authorization from the physician.
For students with asthma and inhaler usage
To be completed by the physician each year.
For students who are not immunized due to medical reasons.
For students who are not immunized due to religious beliefs.
Explanation of insurance access for those without insurance