Health Office

 Cheshire Public Schools Health Office Handbook with Links to Health Forms

 

Nurse's Notes

Ann Marie Prezioso  BSN, RN

Chapman School Nurse

Welcome to Chapman School’s Health Information page.  As the school nurse I look forward to seeing all the students of our school and to be of help to them especially as it concerns their health and well-being.  My door, just down the hallway from the main office, is always open.  Feel free to stop in any time.  Listed below are a few reminders about our school health protocol.
  • Notify the school by 8:30am on absentee phone line 203 271-0714 if your child will be absent and please indicate the nature of the illness.
  • A child who has a temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher needs to remain at home from school until 24 hours after the fever has subsided.
  • After a child receives the first dose of an antibiotic to treat an infection, the child needs to stay home from school a full 24 hours before the child can return.
  • A doctor’s authorization is necessary if a child needs medication to be given in school. This authorization is needed for both “over the counter” and prescription medicines.
  •  Health Screenings are provided by the health office. They are: vision and hearing for grades K, 1, 3, 4, & 5 in the fall; scoliosis for grade 5 girls only, in the spring.The office will send home referrals if it is determined that they are necessary.
  • 6th grade parents should note:  that before entering the 7th grade, students will need a state mandated health assessment dated and signed by your own physician after April.  Forms will be sent home in the Spring.
  • Always feel free to contact the nurse with any medical or health concerns. It is particularly helpful as health records are updated regularly.  

Health documents are available in the CPS Health Office Handbook linked above. You may also obtain copies of any of the forms through the health office. All questions concerning these reminders or the health of your child can be directed to Mrs. Gustafson at 203 272-3022 or email me at aprezioso2@cheshire.k12.ct.us

Ann Marie Prezioso  BSN, RN

Chapman School Nurse