Clinic

School Nurse: Lynn Wilson, RN, BSN Phone/SickLine: 401-541-6306 Email: lynn_wilson@nksd.net    

Teacher Assistant: Alicia Sherwood Phone: 401-541-6307 Email: alicia_sherwood@nksd.net

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I keep my child home from school?

Keep your child at home if he/she has any of the following:

  • Fever over 100F in the past 24 hours (may return when fever-free for 24 hours without medication (Tylenol, Motrin).

  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours.

  • Constant, persistent cough.

  • Persistent drainage from nose/eyes due to cold or allergies that the child cannot manage in the classroom.

  • Known contagious condition (ie. strep throat) that has not been properly treated.  

Is my child’s absence excused if I report their illness on the sick line?

No. A note from a physician/medical office must be provided to the school to excuse an absence. If you do not

report your child’s absence by 8:45 AM, you will receive an automated call to notify you of their absence. 

Can my child bring medication to school?

  All medications, with the exception of Tylenol, require a medication permission form signed by the child’s physician and legal guardian. Controlled substances (ie. Adderall, Ritalin) must be brought to the clinic by the child’s parent or guardian, in the original container, and will be administered by the nurse per the prescribing doctor’s order. Please contact the nurse for more information.

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Immunization Requirements: Students are required to be vaccinated against certain diseases in Rhode Island. These requirements are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and healthcare providers in Rhode Island.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL PHYSICAL FORM

State of RI Immunization Forms

Religious Immunization Exemption Form

Medical Immunization Exemption Certificate Form

ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

Please submit the following forms and your child’s inhaler and/or epinephrine auto-injector on the first day of school or earlier if possible. The nurse will be available a few days before the start of school.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Asthma Action Plan

Medication Forms

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