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School Nurse, Jessica Kerr, RN , Messages

January, 2014


Dear Parent/Guardian:


We hope you, and your family, are having a healthy start to the New Year. Below you will find a few reminders from the health office which will help us in our efforts to keep the students of Saint Joseph School healthy.


     • Please call the main office to report a student’s absence and the reason for the absence. Tracking illnesses provides beneficial information for the health office.

     • In the event that a student is absent due to illness that includes fever or vomiting, please note that students can not return to school until they are fever free without medication and have not vomited for 24 hours.

     • Due to the number of students with food related allergies, please do not send in food for common consumption to the classroom or cafeteria.


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the health office at 781-396-2779. We appreciate your assistance in these matters.


Jessica Kerr, RN
Marianne Hodgdon, LPN

Please note that children must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before they can return to school. If a child is dismissed with a fever or reported absent with a fever they will not be allowed to return to school the next day. Thank you for your cooperation. We appreciate your help keeping our school healthy!
MEDICATIONS Students are not allowed to carry any medications, prescription or over the counter medications (ie: Tylenol/Motrin, allergy/cough/cold meds, homeopathic remedies), in the school building.  Please administer prescription and over the counter medications before or after school.  If that is not possible, medication can be administered in the school health office if the student’s physician writes a specific order and the medication is delivered by a parent/guardian in its original container.


To: All parents
From: The Health Office

Please help us keep your child’s school health record current. Forward updated physicals and immunizations to the school health office. The following are the required immunizations:


By 2 years (preschool)
3 doses of Hep B
4 doses of DtaP/DTP
3 doses of Polio
3 or more doses of Hib
1 dose of MMR
1 dose of Varicella


By 5 years (kindergarten)
3 doses of Hep B
5 doses of DTap/DTP
4 doses of Polio
2 doses of MMR
2 doses of Varicella


By 12 years (7th grade)
3 doses Hep B
1 dose of Tdap
3 doses of Polio
2 doses of MMR
2 doses of Varicella



Saint Joseph School
Health Office

October 14, 2011



Dear Parents,


Food allergies are on the rise and can cause a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction called anaphylaxis for allergic individuals. There are a number of common food allergens. Peanuts and tree nuts account for the most fatal or near fatal anaphylactic reactions. To help make our school a fun and safe place for our increasing number of peanut and tree nut allergic students we will not be serving or selling any products containing nuts or manufactured with nuts. We also ask that you do not send any food into the school/classroom for common consumption that contains nuts or is manufactured with nuts. Please note that these food guidelines DO NOT apply to daily snacks and lunches sent to school by parents for their own children. They also do not apply to curriculum events and after school events with parents in attendance.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school health office at
781-396-2779. Thank you for you cooperation.



Jessica Kerr, RN
Marianne Hodgdon, LPN


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