IMMUNIZATIONS According to NH State Law, all students entering public schools must have documentation of current immunization status. Additionally, children 11 years of age and older must have documentation of a one-time dose of Tdap (tetanus/diptheria/pertussis). Parents / Guardians will be contacted as necessary to request acceptable proof of documentation. Please make every effort to insure that this information is provided to the school as soon as possible.
MEDICATIONS Students are not permitted to take any medication during the school day unless NH regulations are followed: Prescription medications require both parent/guardian and prescribing provider written permission to be given during school hours. The medication must be delivered to school in the original pharmacy bottle by an adult. Over the counter medications are available during the school day and may be given following proper assessment, parent contact if indicated, and with written parent permission. Individual medications may be provided by the parent/guardian and will be administered per NH state regulations, and with written parent permission. Your child may be allowed to carry his/her own inhaler and/or Epi-Pen as appropriate and with written permission from both parent/guardian and prescribing provider.
For a full explanation of the medication policy and the appropriate forms, please contact the Health Office.
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Nutrition Nuggets is a publication of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Please review this information for tips on healthy and quick snacks and other applicable and timely tidbits relative to health and safety. They are available on the Health and Wellness tab.
We are working on coordinating vision assessments in conjunction with the Whittier Lions Club for all students during the 2016-2017 school year. The Spot Screening tool is able to assess many vision abnormalities and is completed in about a minute and a printed report will be sent home with the student. Further information will be coming home at the start of the school year along with a permission form for this valuable screening process.