Alcott School Nurse: Mrs. Cameron
Emergency Contact Form
Exclusion from School
Tylenol/Ibuprofen Administered by school personnel form
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Alcott School. I am
writing to provide all families with health guidelines for Wolcott
Public Schools. We work very hard to keep all students at
Alcott healthy and safe. We ask that all families keep these
policies in when deciding whether their child is healthy enough for
- Please keep any child with vomiting or diarrhea home for 24
hours past last episode of illness.
- Students with strep throat must receive one full day of
adequate treatment prior to returning to school.
- If your child appears ill and/or has a temperature of 100.4
degrees or above, keep
him/her home until the temperature is below 100 degrees for one
day. Students with a fever of 100.4 at school will be sent
- If medications need to be given by the nurse during school
hours, a special form is
required. This form must be filled out and signed by a physician
and the parent or
guardian. An adult must bring the medication to school in its
original container with the prescription label attached (if
applicable). A form is required for any over the counter
medication, such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen, as well as prescription
- Notify the school by telephone if your child will be
- Notify the school if your child will be home for a prolonged
period of time.
- Any prolonged illness (i.e. strep throat, scarlet fever, flu or
pneumonia) should be reported
to the school nurse so that she may follow up on such an
- If your child contracts chicken pox, keep him/her home seven
(7) days from the
appearance of the first lesion and the rash has scabbed over.
- Head lice have presented a problem at times. If you discover
head lice or eggs (nits), call
your child's doctor for appropriate treatment and immediately
notify the school nurse. A child must be completely clear of lice
and nits before returning to school.
- "Pink Eye" or conjunctivitis is contagious. Students must
receive one day of adequate treatment before returning to
- Please contact the school nurse regarding any other contagious
illness and the school policy regarding treatment.
- On the emergency form in Zip Slip, include names of people you
know will be
available in order of sequence you would like them to be
- Allergies of any kind are considered serious. Notify the health
office of any allergies
your child may have. Please see the school Food Allergy letter
that went out over Zip Slip.
Please feel free to reach out to the school nurse with any
questions or concerns regarding your child's health. She is
available during school hours and is happy to help.
We work very hard to keep all students at Alcott safe,
and part of our safety plan focuses on food allergies. We ask
that all families keep in mind there are several children in our
school with food allergies, especially when sending in class
snacks. At Alcott, we adhere to the following rules:
- All students with food allergies will have a care plan in
place, and any medication prescribed is kept in the nurse's
office. All classroom teachers are aware of the allergy
students in their class.
- We request that ANY newly diagnosed allergy be brought to the
attention of the school nurse and classroom teacher as soon
- Students with Peanut and Tree Nut allergies will sit at Nut
Free tables at lunch. If a non-allergy child is invited as a
buddy to the allergy table, their lunch must be completely
free of nut and peanut products.
- Any snacks brought into school for class parties, etc, will
have the ingredients reviewed by the school nurse.
If the label indicates the product may contain
traces of an allergen, the allergic children will not be allowed to
have the snack.
- If an item is home-baked, there is a risk of cross
contamination from utensils or bowls. In general, home baked
snacks will not be given to allergy children unless a prepackaged
mix is used, the original ingredient list is provided with the
snack and the parent providing the snack consults with the school
nurse regarding preparation .
- Allergy families are encouraged to provide safe snacks that
can be kept at school in case allergy containing class
- We ask that ALL families please be considerate of our allergic
children when sending in class snacks. I am attaching a list
of peanut and nut free snacks that offer some safe options.