School Nurse: Caren Bunce
Absences or tardiness: If your child is going to be absent or tardy, please call the school to assure his/her safety and enable us to track illnesses. A message may be left in the absentee mailbox at 860-824-5067.
Control of communicable diseases and illnesses: Your child’s good health is important to me. I will periodically send information home via email about what’s “going around.” If your child is sick, or you think that he or she may be coming down with an illness, please keep him/her at home. This will hopefully prevent the spread of infections and keep our school environment healthy. Your child must remain at home for at least 24 hours after a fever, vomiting or diarrhea has resolved. If you are unsure whether your child should return to school, please do not hesitate to call me.
First Aid for Illness and Injury: We make every effort to safeguard your child’s health at school. In the event of a serious accident or emergency, you will be contacted immediately. To ensure optimum care, it is important to update us continually with new phone numbers, changes in your child’s health, new medications, or anything else that impacts his or her well-being at school.
Health Insurance: Is your child protected by health insurance? If not LHK and the State of CT want to help. To apply for the HUSKY Health program visit AccessHealthCT.com or call them at 855 805 4325. You may also call the LHK office for forms.
Health Screening: Vision and hearing screening is performed on all students in grades K-8 and scoliosis screening is performed for students in grades 5 – 8 according to Connecticut guidelines. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like your child screened at any time during the school year. If a problem exists, you will be notified and referred for further medical evaluation if needed.
State requirements for physicals: A health physical is required for all students entering Kindergarten and students entering grade six. A current sports physical must be on file in the Health Office in order for students in grades 5 - 8 to participate in after-school practices or games. Physicals are good for exactly twelve months with a one week grace period; please make sure your child’s physical does not expire during their sports season. Contact me if you are unsure of the date the physical expires.
I encourage you to share any concerns or problems relevant to your child’s health. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at 860-824-5067.