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Health Office

Department Head

Wendy Gage, RN, BSN, NCSN
District Health Coordinator
wgage@ewct.org
(860) 623-3361 ext. 7401

Information

Communicable Disease Information

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has identified the following as being particular problems among school population:

 

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)-antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Impetigo-rash that has not been checked by your child's physician. Students can return with a note from MD stating the rash is not contagious. 
  • Streptococcal Infections (strep throat) - must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Pediculosis (head lice) – must be nit free before returning to school. 
  • Scabies – may return 24 hours after treatment with prescribed MD medication.
  • Chicken Pox – all lesions must be dried.
  • Fifths Disease – must be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher-must be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school. 
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea- free of both for 24 hours before returning to school. 
  • Influenza-Like-Illness – fever free without Tylenol or ibuprofen for 24 hours before returning to school. 

 

 

*This list is not all inclusive. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions.

Dental Screenings

Community Health Center, Inc. of Enfield is offering School Based Dental services to the East Windsor Public School students during their school day.  The services consist of a cleaning, exam, fluoride treatment, sealants and dental x-rays if needed.  Proper brushing and flossing techniques are also reviewed.

All children who enroll are eligible to receive services regardless of insurance status. 

  • There is no charge for services for children insured by husky or Medicaid
  • Most insurance plans are accepted with coverage & costs dependent on the plan.
  • For patients with NO dental insurance, the cost for the services are $30.00 and the cost for sealants is $25.00

All parts of the registration/enrollment form must be completed, signed and returned to the school before a student may receive the dental services. Under the Community Health Center section are the necessary enrollment forms.

If you would like to know when the Dental Services will be in your child's school or have any other questions, please contact   

Melissa Thibeault
Dental Care Coordinator
Community Health Center
5 North Main Street
Enfield, CT 06082     

Phone (860)253-9024 ext 2270
Fax (860) 638-6736

thibeam@chc1.com   *forms are available in the main office and nurse’s office at the schools.

Illness and First Aid
  • Assessment of student illness or injury occurring during school hours is a significant part of school health services. Care is provided as needed in the health office. All parents must sign a health history form for their child and it must be on file in the Health Office each year in order for treatment to be rendered to students.
  • Parents/guardians are notified of any significant injuries or signs of illness that may require further observation, intervention, or follow up with the student’s primary care provider. In the event of an emergency, local EMS services will be activated.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for transporting their children home when illness or injury occur at school. 
  • Illnesses or injuries that occur at home should be taken care of at home or by the student’s primary care provider.
Insurance Information

If you are looking for insurance information through the state Husky program please click on the link under forms and documents!

Medication Policy

All medication (including over the counter medication) must be accompanied by a physician order and written parental permission before medication will be administered to the student. All medication (both prescription and over the counter) must be stored in the nurse’s office. Medication must be received in its original container and be properly labeled. No more than a 30 day supply of medication can be stored at school. Medication must be transported to and from school by an adult. A physician’s order is needed in order to discontinue administering a medication. Medications left in the health office will be destroyed 7 days after the discontinue order and will also be destroyed 7 days after the end of the school year if not picked up by a parent or responsible adult.

 

The East Windsor School district retains the discretion to reject requests for administration of medication.

 2016 Medication Administration Form

 

Parent Tips: When to Keep Your Child Home
  • A fever of 100 degrees or higher. A child should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking any fever reducing medications.
  • Diarrhea or vomiting, students can return to school when they have been free of both for 24 hours. 
  • Rash that could be contagious; please have any rash checked by your pediatrician. 
  • Physician diagnosed strep throat, or bacterial conjunctivitis – students must stay home from school until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. 
  • Bad cold or flu when there is excessive nose drainage or constant coughing.
  • If your child is diagnosed with head lice, he/she must be treated and be nit free before returning to school. Your child must checked by the school nurse upon returning to school after treatment. 
  • Communicable diseases including but not limited to chicken pox, whooping cough (pertussis), meningitis, scabies or shigella. 
  • Pain should be taken seriously in young children. Earaches, toothaches, and headaches should be evaluated by your child’s physician. 
  • If you have any questions regarding any of the above information, please contact your school nurse.

 

If your child will be out ill for the day please call the school nurse and let her know that your child will be out ill. If your child will be out of school for any other reason please call the main office of the building your child attends.

Screenings, Immunizations & Physicals

Screenings

Screenings are conducted by the Health Office staff according to the Connecticut Department of Education. If a student fails a screening, a parent/guardian notification letter is sent home requesting a follow up visit to the student’s Primary care Provider or a referral to a Specialist. Completed referral letters from physicians should be returned to the School Nurse when the referral is completed. It is very important that students who fail their screenings always have a follow up visit to their physician to ensure further treatment is not necessary. Keeping the Nursing Staff aware of any referral results is important part of the student’s health assessment.

 

  • Vision Screening: Performed annually on students grade PreK - 6 and grade 9.
  • Hearing Screening: Performed annually on students PreK - 3 and grades 5 and 8.
  • Postural: Performed annually on students in grades 5-9.  

Immunizations

All students must have physician proof of immunizations on file in the health office or prior to school entrance in compliance with Connecticut General Statue section 10-204.

 


Physical Exams

A copy of a student’s most recent physical exam is required upon entering Kindergarten, 6th,  and 10th grade. Sports physicals must be completed annually and on file in the health office prior to participation in any sport. Students will not be allowed to try-out for any sport without a current physical exam on record.

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Department Staff

East Windsor Middle School Nurse
Phone
(860) 654-0094
Fax
(860) 370-9832
Mystica Davis, LPN
Broad Brook Elementary School Nurse
Phone
(860) 623-2433 ext. 5135
Fax
(860) 386-6059
Judy Destro, RN, BSN
Broad Brook Elementary School Nurse
Phone
(860) 623-2433 ext. 5107
Fax
(860) 386-6059
Amanda Neal, RN, BSN
East Windsor High School Nurse
Phone
(860) 623-3361 ext. 7246
Fax
(860) 627-0169

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