Conval School Nurse Newsletter

October 2021

Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

We hope you and your student(s) are off to a great start this school year! We are happy and excited to be back in person with the students, and we hope the information highlighted in this newsletter helps to clear up areas of confusion.

Staying home when you are sick

We have started this school year in the green phase of the ConVal reopening plan. Please remember that per this plan, as well as NH Department of Health guidance, any student experiencing symptom(s) of illness, even mild, are required to stay home and contact your student's school nurse for details regarding our return to school policy, which follows NH state guidance. It is important to know that any student with symptoms of illness needs to follow this procedure, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Daily home screening

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Please do not send your student to school if they are exhibiting any of the symptoms listed.

Per our district reopening plan, students are expected to complete a home screening procedure every morning before coming to school. If students have any of the listed symptoms, they must stay home and parents/guardians need to report the illness to the school nurse. Please be specific as to the symptoms that your student is experiencing. If students have had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or the student has traveled out of the country or on a cruise ship, the parent/guardian must contact the school nurse to determine when the student may return to school.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact your school nurse.

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Documented allergies

Many students suffer from seasonal allergies, and symptoms often resemble those of COVID-19. In order for symptoms of allergies to be considered explained/expected, your student must have a doctor's note on file, which includes a list of allergens and the typical symptoms experienced.
Thank you all for doing your part to keep our school community safe during this time!

ConVal School Nurses

AES - 588-6371 - Vicki Mellon, RN

BES - 588-2131 - Sherree Hodgson, RN

CVHS - 924-3869 - Gretchen Shippee, RN, Judi Bernardi, RN

DCS - 563-8332 - Mitzi Turgeon, RN

FES - 547-2976 - Sherree Hodgson, RN

GBS - 588-6630 - Linda Compton, RN

GES - 547-3334 - Alaina Slocomb, RN, Martha Pitt, RN

HES - 525-3303 - Mitzi Turgeon, RN

PES - 924-3828 - Pam Murphy, RN

SMS - 924-7105 - Tricia Harris, RN

TES - 878-1955 - Mitzi Turgeon, RN