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Health Services

For assistance, please contact School Nurse, Lanna Ibrahim, direct line,


Important Health Forms

CHS Health Services Health Guidelines

In the interest of your child’s health and the health of others please cooperate in observing the following:

  • If your child must be absent please call the school at 742-7346 with the reason for the absence before 8:30 a.m. each day.
  • You may leave a message on the absentee line (option 1) or the nurse's voicemail (option 3). Messages can be left 24 hours a day.
  • Report all contagious diseases to the nurse.
  • If your child has a fever, or has vomiting and/or diarrhea please keep him/her home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal or vomiting/diarrhea resolves.
  • Students diagnosed with strep throat or conjunctivitis (pink eye) should remain home until they have been on a doctor-prescribed antibiotic for 24 hours.
  • Students with undiagnosed rashes (other than poison ivy) should visit their physician for diagnosis and treatment.
  • A physician's note may be required for prolonged or frequent absences from school.
  • A physicians note is required for exclusion from P.E. classes/ and to return to these classes.
  • Head lice can be an occasional problem in schools. Please check your child’s head periodically at home and notify the school nurse if head lice or nits are found.
  • Children with special health needs should be brought to the attention of the school nurse. This information is kept confidential and can be very important to a successful experience in school. Examples of such needs are as follows:
    • ALLERGIES, especially those that could be life-threatening such as a SEVERE FOOD ALLERGY or a SEVERE BEE STING ALLERGY.
    • Conditions that may affect your child’s health/safety such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, heart disease, etc.
    • Vision, hearing, or speech difficulties
    • Please keep the school nurse updated regarding changes in your child's health or Medication in School:


Under Connecticut State Statutes (sec. 10-212 A & B) Connecticut State Department of Education and Health students are not allowed to take medication at school without a written note from a physician and parent/guardian. Students may not carry medication of any kind at school, nor are they allowed to take medication without supervision

Every effort should be made to administer medication at home, as it represents a disruption in the student’s school day. If your physician feels that medication is necessary during the school day, please submit a completed Medication Authorization Form, which is available in the Health Office before medication is brought to school.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS INCLUDES ALL TYPES OF MEDICATION - PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AS WELL AS OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS (The only exception is Acetaminophen.) A form must be filled out for each medication, and renewed for each school year. The medication must be brought to the nurse by the parent or guardian in the original pharmacist-labeled or commercial container.

Self administration of Emergency medications may be authorized by the prescriber and parent/guardian and must be approved by the school nurse. These include: Asthma Inhalers, Epinephrine and Benadryl for anaphylaxis, Insulin and glucose tabs/gel. Other medications will be considered on an individual basis in consultation with the School Nurse Supervisor and School Medical Advisor.

Health Room Dismissals

Students being dismissed from school due to illness must be evaluated in the health office. Students must be picked up by a parent/guardian or their designee. Students are not authorized to drive themselves home.