Key Information to Communicate to the School Nurse

Preparing To Start School

Please see the attached document which describes information that is needed by the school nurses upon entry to Needham Public Schools:

Key Information to Communicate to the School Nurse

Parents/guardians are encouraged to call the School Nurse any time they have questions or concerns and specifically for the following reasons:
  • There's a new medical diagnosis or change in your child's physical, behavioral, or emotional health status including:
  • A new allergy
  • A newly prescribed medication or a change in dose of a current medication
  • A serious injury, illness, condition requiring emergency treatment, hospitalization, or surgery
  • A head injury or concussion
  • An injury requiring sutures, casting, splints, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
  • Contagious conditions such as, chickenpox, flu, strep throat, whooping cough, pneumonia, conjunctivitis, or head lice
  • Your child is absent for >3 days due to physical illness, injury, or mental health condition
  • There's a transitional change in your family or traumatic event that may affect your child (the birth of sibling, death of a family member or friend, family medical or mental health issues, employment, housing, military deployment, marital or relationship status of parent, or situation of abuse or violence)
  • It is essential that all students have completed emergency cards on file in each Health Office so that nurses are able to reach parents/guardians. Please keep school nurses updated with the most current cell/work/home phone numbers, best way to be contacted, and please provide updated emergency contact numbers
Participation in Physical Education

When it is necessary to excuse your child from Physical Education due to an illness or injury, written documentation is required from your child's physician. Written documentation is also required to resume participation in Physical Education.
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