WS December Health

Medication Administration Requirements 
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
If your child takes medication at school, please go to the Weston Public Schools website and download the necessary forms for the physician and parents/guardians to complete for the current school year.
 
On the WPS website, go to Quick Links, All Forms, and print the forms you need, or select from the links below:
 
For medication administration at school you will need:  
 
For asthma medications you will need:
 
For Epinephrine Autoinjector (EpiPen, EpiPen Jr., or Auvi-Q) you will need:
 
You may also stop by the nurse’s office at your child’s school to pick up the necessary forms.
 
Completed forms should be returned via US mail, email, or fax to:
Health Services
Weston High School
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Fax: 781-786-5839
Email: byrnel@weston.org
 
A reminder:  Please pick up your child’s medication in the nurse’s office before the last day of school. Any medication left beyond the last day of school will be disposed of.
 
Sincerely,
Patricia Wright, M.Ed., BSN, RN, NCSN
Director of Health Services
Weston Public Schools

Weston Health Services

Mission Statement

 

  • We support the vision of the Weston Public Schools by actively collaborating with parents, faculty, staff and the community to advance the well-being, academic success and lifelong learning of our students.
  • While respecting individuality, the school nurses facilitate positive responses to normal development; promote the health and safety of all students and staff; intervene in the case of actual or potential health and/or emotional problems; and provide case management.
  • We aspire to build student and family capacity for adaption, self-management, self-advocacy and learning, thus assisting our students to become productive citizens of the increasingly diverse and global society.

The nurse is available during school hours for direct care services, case management and confidential consultation.  Please call 781-786-5407 with any questions, concerns or changes in your child's health status.

 

Should you decide to keep your child at home from school due to any illness, please inform me by calling the Safe Arrival Line at (781) 786-5299 or call me directly.


December 2016

 

Greetings from the Nurse’s office:

 

The weather is beginning to change and the cold and snow should be on their way to us. Students will have outdoor recess if the temperature is 20 degrees or above, unless there is a severe wind chill or the playground is exceptionally icy.

 

With this in mind, please remember to dress your child in layers for the elements: Warm winter jackets, a hat that covers the ears, gloves, snow pants, snow boots and scarf to cover the nose, cheeks and neck. Layers are helpful so your child can regulate their warmth throughout the day. The temperature even changes within our building from wing to wing. It is also helpful to have extra clothing (e.g. socks, slacks, shirt and underwear) in a zip lock bag to keep at school in case your child gets wet during recess. This will save you a trip to school, and promote some independence.

 

If your child has a medical excuse to stay in from recess, a doctor’s letter stating the reason for this restriction, the expected time period for the restriction and any other health restrictions need to be on file in the school nurse’s office. This makes your child’s needs clear to all who work with them

 

We want all of our students to be healthy and safe, get plenty of needed exercise and enjoy the beautiful seasons New England has to offer. We look to you to help us achieve these goals.

 

Children have already been coming to the Nurse’s office asking for warmer coats, hats and gloves.

As you are beginning to go through your children’s clothes, please consider sending in gently worn items that your child has outgrown.

 

Snow pants, gloves, mittens, boots and winter jackets would be most welcome in all sizes.

If you have winter hats, they would also be welcome. These would be given to children to keep, thus avoiding any health concerns on sharing hats.

 

Thank you for your assistance to all the children of Woodland school.

 

Sincerely:

 

Joseph Karbowski, BSN, RN

Woodland School Nurse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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