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  • Lucy Boyer, RN, BSN, NCSN
     
    Phone: 617-559-6906
     
     
     

     

    9/17/2018:   Brown Fax is currently down - please do not attempt to fax documents to the School Nurse.

     

     

    Welcome Letter for All Parents

    Please read the Brown School Nurse's Welcome Letter


     Upcoming Flu Clinic

    Brown Middle School Flu Clinic is scheduled for Friday, October 26.
    Forms are available outside the nurse's office, or on the City of Newton website: www.newtonma.gov/flu
    Please complete forms and submit to the nurse by Wednesday, October 24.  Your child can deliver them to my office or you may scan/email them to me at: lucy_boyer@newton.k12.ma.us
     

     

    Attention Incoming 7th Grade Parents: Immunization Policy
    The state has mandated minimum immunization requirements for entry into 7th grade. Newton has a no entry policy regarding immunizations. Students who are not up to date will be excluded from school on the first day in September. In looking ahead to next September I have found many students who are lacking some portion of the requirements. In order to ensure a smooth transition into 7th grade I am asking that you contact your pediatrician and send in your child’s most recent physical exam including immunizations . You may fax it to me at 617-552-5541, scan and email it (lucy_boyer@newton.k12.ma.us), mail it or have your student hand deliver it. Please keep a copy for your records. The current requirements for every 7th grader are as follows:

    • A Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within the last 5 years
    • Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) vaccine
    • Two dose of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine or a physician certified history of the disease


    The complete policy is located here: Immunization Requirements Memo


     
    Reminder:  Exclusion Policy
     

    EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL FOR SUSPECTED COMMUNICABLE CONDITIONS

    POLICY:

    Students suspected to have a contagious health condition can be excluded from school at the discretion of the school nurse.  The purpose of this exclusion is to prevent the spread of disease that can cause absence and discomfort for other students and staff.  Some conditions may require immediate dismissal.  Written documentation by a health care provider may be required for school re-entry.

    PROTOCOL:

    The school nurse will assess each presenting condition on an individual basis. 

    A student will be excluded from school if he/she has:

    ·       A fever of 100° or greater in the past 24 hours

    ·       A communicable disease diagnosis

    ·       A cold in the active stages – coughing, sneezing, nasal drainage

    ·       A sore throat and/or swollen neck glands

    ·       Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours

    ·       Acute pain that requires relief by narcotic medication

    ·       An undiagnosed rash or skin eruption

    Parents should make every effort to pick up children as soon as possible when notified by the school nurse.

    Emergency contact information must be up-to-date.


     

     
    Medication in School

    Please remember that the school nurse is responsible for administering all medications (over the counter as well as prescription) at school. If your child needs to have a medication at school the medication must be brought by an adult to school in a pharmacy labeled or manufacturer labeled container.

    The following must also be completed and on file in the Nurse's Office prior to any medication administration: 

    • Parental Consent
    • The child's physician/provider order - either signed on the Medication Permission Form or on provider's letterhead.  
    There are no exceptions to this policy. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
     
    Please use this form: Medication Permission Form 
     

     
    Emergency Contacts
    Please check your Aspen account to make sure that all emergency contacts are up to date!