Jody Bates, RN
***FROM THE CUTLER SCHOOL NURSE’S CORNER***
Hello and welcome to the new school year, both new and returning Cutler parents and guardians. We are looking forward to a healthy and safe school year. For new parents and guardians, I am Jody Bates, RN and the School Nurse. I am available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday and can be contacted by phone or email. See contact info below.
School Health Services provide support to students to help them achieve and maintain their optimal level of health and wellness and be ready to learn. The school nurse is available to assist students and families with questions or concerns that relate to the student’s health. As a member of the school team, the school nurse works closely with teachers and others to ensure the child’s educational goals are being met.
The state requirements for school immunizations are issued by The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Please note the following updates to the mandatory school immunization requirements for the 2020-21 school:
New Student Health Requirements for Entry into District #93
All new students require the following documentation to be on file with the school nurse prior to the student’s entry: 1) an up-to-date immunization record, and 2) a current physical dated within the past 12 months. If the student has not had a physical within the past 12 months, then plan to schedule an appointment date for the physical and contact the school nurse to provide the date.
Please note that prescription medication should be taken at home if possible. If medication is required to be taken at school, then a current written healthcare provider’s order and signed written parent/guardian permission for administration of the medication is required to be on file with the school nurse and must be updated annually for each school year the medication is needed in school. All students with medical conditions (I.E. Asthma, Life-threatening Allergies, Seizures, or Diabetes that require an as-needed Rescue Inhaler, or other as-needed emergency medication in school also require current healthcare provider’s orders to be on file with the school nurse. Also, all over-the-counter medications require written parent/guardian permission for administration and for over-the-counter medications. This is located on the back of the annual school health record form that is sent out at the beginning of each school year. Please note all medications must come in the original prescription or over-the-counter packaging and must be transported to the school nurse by an adult. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to transport medication to the school nurse.
Annual School Health Form (2-sided)
School Health Forms need to be updated at the beginning of each school year. This form provides the school nurse with any medical updates, as well as consent to treat your child during the school day if necessary. Without having a current written consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian on file in the Health Office, your child cannot receive any over-the-counter medication at school.
Cold weather is coming!
With the cold weather on its way, please check that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Unfortunately, the Health Office will not be providing coats, sweatshirts or other clothing to students this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is recommended that your child have an extra layer (long sleeve shirt, sweater or sweatshirt) to wear in case needed at school. If you need assistance with providing a winter coat for your child, please plan to contact me to let me know your child’s coat size and I will do my best to get a winter coat for your child.
Office phone #: 355-3130
E-Fax #: 1-603-719-1287