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School Health Services 2015-16

Important Message for 6th Grade parents: Please send in your son or daughter's latest physical with proof of immunizations as soon as they come in during 6th grade. Your child will be all set with documentation of their immunizations which are required for entry into 7th grade.  Required vaccinations include the Tdap,(Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis)  and second varicella (chicken pox vaccine).  Most children also receive the menactra vaccine (meningococcal) which is recommended but not required.

When do I need to call the School Nurse?  Please let us know if your child has.....
  • any chronic or acute illnesses  
  • a new medication or change in medication dosage
  • been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
  • a life-threatening or new allergy
  • a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion
  • an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
  • any address or phone number change so that we can always reach you
  • something going on at home that may impact your child at school such as military deployment, birth, or death of a family member or of a beloved pet.
  • any new or ongoing concerns with anxiety and/or depression
¬†When does my child need to stay home?  
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours  
  • Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours  
  • Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school  
  • Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician  
  • Untreated lice (pediculosis) infestation¬†

Blanchard Middle School  |  14 West Street, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: (978) 692-5582  |  fx: (978) 692-5598

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