Health Services / Nurse

Jennifer Farnese, School Nurse
farnesej@newmarket.k12.nh.us

School health services are provided by a registered nurse. Health services may include:

  • Emergency first aid.
  • Referrals to medical agencies.
  • Coordination and documentation of medical records.

General Information

Any student with a fever of 100.0 or more must stay out of school for 24 hours until they are fever free without medication. If a student is diagnosed with Strep Throat they must stay home for 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics, and have been free of a fever x 24 hours, as above.

If you have any questions or concerns call the school nurse @ (603)292-7960.

The Newmarket Junior Senior High School does provide over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or Tums.

If your student requires this type of medication it should be administer prior to school. 

If your student requires medication during the school day:

Prescription medications:
Any medication prescribed by your doctor must be brought in by an adult, in the original prescription bottle, along with a written order from your doctor. The parent/guardian must fill out and sign a medication administration form.

All other over the counter medications (including cough medicine, Dayquil, Tylenol, Advil, Motrin etc) must be:

  1. Brought to school by an adult
  2. In their original container with the child's name on it.
  3. A parent/guardian must sign a medication administration form or bring in a dated and signed note with instructions.

Special considerations:

Antibiotics:
If possible antibiotics should be given at home. If there is a need to give a dose at school I recommend you ask the pharmacist to make you a small second bottle, labeled with just enough for the school dosages.

  • No student shall transport any medication to school for the safety of all concerned.
  • No medication will be given to a student unless it is in the original bottle.

http://www.healthfinder.gov/ 
This is a great site for all kinds of health information with a special section for parents.

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/
Information on special topics in health. Great for researching a medical issue. 

http://www.cdc.gov/  - Center for Disease Control
A site full of information on Infections and health issues. 

http://www.reyessyndrome.org/ 
Reye’s syndrome is a very serious disease. Children and adults develop Reye’s syndrome as they are getting over a viral illness such as the flu or chicken pox. It can develop 3-5 days after the illness begins. It is not contagious but is easily overlooked and can lead to liver and brain damage. Watch for continuous vomiting, loss of energy, confusion, personality changes, combativeness, and convulsions. Call your doctor immediately.

*******Do not use Aspirin or Aspirin containing medications during an illness because they have been shown to cause the development of this disease.*******