Our Nurse: Kelly Edwards, RN
Telephone: (781) 643-9031 Ext. 116
Saint Agnes School is Allergy Aware
The goal of Saint Agnes School is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of its students. Therefore, since there are often students with moderate to severe food allergies, it is important for parents/guardians to remind children not to share snacks or lunches. If a parent/guardian wishes to send in a snack or treat for his/her child’s class, it is necessary to speak with the child’s homeroom teacher in advance. Saint Agnes School also encourages parents/guardians to use alternatives to peanuts and peanut-based products during the school day.
Allergies should be listed on medical forms and emergency contact sheets.
If your child has a moderate to severe allergy requiring medication, please follow these steps.
- Give yearly updated medical orders to the Health Office indicating the allergy and treatment
- Give the medication and dosage amount and route to the Health Office signed by the MD
- Any additional instructions should be given to the Health Office in writing
- If an epi-pen is required, the school requests that you send 2 pens, one for the Health Office and one for the classroom
- If your child carries an epi-pen, a note indicating this must be sent to the Health Office.
Please remember that if your child will be out ill you need to call the school office 781-643-9031 by 9:00 a.m. In cases of illness please tell the office staff what the symptoms of the illness are. (For example, cough, sore throat, stomachache, cold, vomiting, fever, etc.) This information allows us to see patterns of illness within the school.
In order to keep everyone healthy, we ask that children who are returning to school after being ill be symptom free for at least 24 hours prior to returning. (For example no fever for 24 hours, no further GI upset for 24 hours.) Please be aware that a child who requires Tylenol for fever or flu-like symptoms is NOT symptom free and should remain home. A child started on a medication for an illness should be on that medication for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school. These simple guidelines will not only help decrease the risk of spreading illness to classmates and teachers but also keep your child from getting sicker. Remember a child with an illness already has a weakened immune system and as a result less ability to fight other diseases.
Please notify the Health Office anytime your child has a communicable disease, highly contagious disease and/or skin rashes. (For example, head lice, Chicken Pox, Fifth’s Disease, Impetigo, Meningitis, Conjunctivitis and Strep Throat, to name a few.) Should you be unsure always feel free to speak with me. This information will allow the nurse and teachers to be alert for similar symptoms in other students and staff.
Please list all phone numbers to contact parents / guardians and indicate which number to try first. Please have two emergency contacts, in addition to parents / guardians, with all necessary phone numbers.