“Every student deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.”
The Whole Child Tenets
Individual Health Plans-If your child has a chronic illness ( ie. epigastric reflux disease, asthma, diabetes, depression, anxiety, seizures, allergies, etc) please be sure to contact the nurse in order to discuss your child's health needs and/or concerns. Most likely an Individual Health Care Plan will be developed that will meet your child's needs and help to keep them safe and successful at school. Certain conditions (Diabetes, Life-Threatening Allergies, Asthma and Seizures) require a careplan for you to complete, including a signature of your child's PCP. this will allow us to provide the necessary care, including administration of medication and performing procedures. These forms are required annually, and must be completed and returned to the nurse's office at the beginning of each year. These careplans can be found on our resource page.
Frequent or Multiple Absences-If your child has frequent or multiple absences due to a chronic illness, the nurses will work closely with schol staff and your child's physician or medical team to assist your child in limiting these absences in order for them to be more successful academically. Please have your physician complete the Chronic Illness Absent Form in order to provide important information for the school team to use, in partnership with you, to create a more specific plan.
504 Plan-Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits the discrimination of students with disabilities. For students who require modifications or accommodations due to their illness or injury a referral for a 504 plan can be made by parents or staff. A team who know the child will come together with the parent and child to determine if a 504 plan is required and accommodations that will best meet the needs of the student.
Please call your school nurse if you are interested or have any questions regarding these plans.
Karen Trevenen RN, BSN, NCSN MEd
Phone 978 887 2323 ext.31090
Fax 978 887 4140