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Health Office Guidelines

The Westfield Public Schools Health Services Program provides health and nursing services for all the students K-12. The goal of the Health Office in the 9 schools is to support the educational process by promoting optimum wellness and working closely with the parents/guardians to:

· Assess and evaluate the health needs of students

· Accommodate students with specific health concerns

· Serve as a health resource for the school community


The Comprehensive School Health Services provided to the students include but are not limited to:
  • Blood Pressure, Height, & Weight Screenings
  • Vision Screening
  • Audiometric Screening
  • Health Appraisals and Referrals
  • Scoliosis Screenings
  • Maintenance of health records
  • Compliance with State Immunization Requirements
  • Administration of medications prescribed by a physician
  • Assessment and provision of initial care for illness/injury
  • Management of the School's Emergency Team
  • Liason between school, parents, physician and community agencies
 
When should I keep my child home?

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or above. Child must be fever free for 24 hours, without fever-reducing medication.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
  • Undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions. Needs physician note to return to school.
  • Pink/red eye(s). Needs physician note to return to school.
  • A cold in the active stages, i.e. coughing, runny nose, sneezing.
  • Head Lice or nits (eggs). Student , accompanied by parent,must be checked by the school nurse before return to class.