Health Office
Kelly Faul, RN

Direct Line to the Nurse's Office:
(603)664-5235

The school nurse is available for routine care during the school day. Students who are ill or injured during the school day are sent to the nurse’s office. Students may be administered first aid, may be sent home, or in extreme emergencies may be transported to a hospital. Parents are notified if a serious injury or illness occurs. A written report is kept of all accidents and health visits.

The responsibility for the health of each child is primarily that of the parent/guardian.  The school nurse will strive to protect and improve the health of each child in cooperation with parents, making use of community resources and educational materials.

Students are not to call or text their parents/guardians and ask to be dismissed because of an illness.  ONLY the school nurse or nurse's assistant are to call the parent/guardian and dismiss a student because of health concerns.



Important Information

Absences:  Please report any absences to the school before 8:00 AM, by dialing 664-5235 (nurse's line) or 664-2127 (main office).  Unless a telephone call is received from the parent/guardian, the school nurse shall contact the parent to inquire as to the child's health status.

Prescription Medication:  Before a prescription medication can be administered, we must have written instructions, signed by a licensed medical practitioner, and the medication must be in the original container with the child's name, dosage, frequency, and end date clearly labeled.  Students may not bring a prescription medication into school, it must be brought to the nurse directly by a parent/guardian.  No more than a thirty day supply may be kept at the school.

Non-Prescription Medication:  Written permission must be obtained from a parent/guardian.  These include, but are not limited to:  Tylenol, Advil, Cough Drops/Syrup, etc...

ALL medications must be delivered by an ADULT and left in the nurse's office.  The exception to this is the use of inhalers for asthma, and epinephrine auto injectors for severe allergies.  These medications may be carried by students and self-administered once written authorization from the student's physician and parents has been provided to the nurse.

For health-related school policies, refer to Section III of the family handbook.  Please see subtitles "Illness" and "Communicable Diseases" within this section for a list of symptoms/diagnoses requiring exclusion from school.

Dress Code Policy

Students are required to wear appropriate, comfortable, and safe clothing that is neat and clean. Clothing which may prove distracting or offensive to the general student body is unacceptable. Students should be modestly dressed in attire appropriate to the classroom. Modesty means that no bellies, breasts, buttocks, or underwear should be showing. This should be true when sitting at a desk, as well as standing. Specifics:
  • Clothing should not display vulgar, illegal (including alcohol, drugs, tobacco), and/or sexually oriented statements, images, or suggestions.
  • Hats, hoods, bandanas, other head coverings, masks, face paint, and sunglasses, may not be worn inside the school building unless approved by administration.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no higher than 5 inches above the middle of knee cap, whether or not legs are covered under them (for example by spandex, leggings, or stockings).
  • Navels and midriffs will be covered.
  • Low-cut tops, see-through clothing, exposed cleavage, tank tops with smaller than 2" straps at the shoulder, and spaghetti straps may not be worn.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times; slippers are not permitted.
  • All undergarments are to be covered.
  • Students are not to have ink or marker writing on their skin.

Exceptions may occur for unusual circumstances, such as special events when permission is specifically granted. Violations of these standards may result in the need to have the student change and/or calling a parent/guardian for a change of clothing.

Footwear must be worn at all times at school. Footwear which presents potential danger is not recommended (i.e. flip-flops, clogs, high heels, etc). Please remember that you will be wearing this footwear at recess. Many students have been to the nurse's office because they were running at recess and tripped on their sandal.

During Physical Education class your student will need to bring sneakers (non-marking soles) and a change of clothing daily for class. Please check with your child's teacher to get the Unified Arts schedule.

Enforcement:

Students who do not adhere to these requirements will not be permitted to attend class or the activity involved until the dress code violation has been remedied.

A student whose manner of dress appears to be in violation will be immediately sent to the nurse, guidance counselor, administration, or their designee. If their style of dress is indeed in violation of the dress code, the student will first be asked to correct the violation. If they do not have appropriate clothing with them, a staff member will contact a parent/guardian to bring them appropriate attire. Students will not be able to return to class until the situation is resolved. Continued neglect of the dress code could result in disciplinary action, which may include the following:
  • Saturday School will be assigned
  • Parent Conference with Administration
  • In-school or out-of-school Suspension

If your child is planning on playing a sport at any time during the school year, it is important to get a copy of his/her most recent physical to the school nurse PRIOR TO tryouts for the start of the season! Our school board policy (Policy JLCA) requires every student to have had a physical within the last year before they will be able to participate, so pleasepleaseplease contact your child's physician and send in a copy of the physical to the nurse, their sports coach, or have it faxed to (603)664-5739. Please see below for information on how to get a walk-in physical for your child right here in Barrington! If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me!



Seasonal Health Tips

Make It Work for You

Being healthy sounds like a lot of work, right? It doesn't have to be. This chart will help you plan healthy meals and work healthy habits into your day. Put this on your fridge or in your school locker for quick reminders.

Pick an item from each food category to plan a healthy meal

Fruits and VeggiesGrainsProteinDairy
1 banana or apple1 serving of oatmeal or whole-grain cereal (size of your fist)1 scrambled or hard-boiled egg1 cup fat-free or low-fat milk (or substitute soy or rice milk)
1 handful fresh berries or raisins2 DVD-sized whole-grain waffles or buckwheat pancakes1 serving of peanut butter (size of a ping-pong ball)6- to 8-ounce yogurt pack (also high in protein!)
1 serving romaine lettuce or spinach (size of your fist)2 slices whole-wheat bread1 handful of walnuts or almonds1 serving low-fat cottage cheese (size of your fist)
1 handful baby carrots, strips of peppers, or celery sticks1 whole-grain pita1 serving of hummus (size of a ping-pong ball)1 slice of Swiss or provolone cheese
1 cup tomato or vegetable juice1 whole-wheat tortilla1 serving of sliced, lean turkey or ham (size of the palm of your hand)1 stick of string cheese
1 snack pack of fruit salad (in natural juices, not syrup)1 serving of brown rice (total amount should fit in your cupped hands)½ can of tuna with mustard or light mayo1 handful shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
1 serving of tomato-based pasta sauce with vegetables (fits in one cupped hand)2 whole-grain taco shells1 serving of black beans (size of your fist)1 serving of low-fat sour cream (size of a ping-pong ball)
1 serving of steamed broccoli, green beans, or other veggie (fits in one cupped hand)1 serving of whole-grain pasta (total amount should fit in your cupped hands)1 serving lean beef, grilled chicken, tofu, or baked fish (size of the palm of your hand)1 serving non-fat frozen yogurt (size of your fist)

Sample Meals

Breakfast: one banana, a slice of whole-grain bread with peanut butter, and milk

Lunch: a turkey sandwich with cheese, dark leafy lettuce, tomato, and red peppers on whole-wheat bread

Dinner: two whole-grain taco shells with chicken or black beans, low-fat cheese, and romaine lettuce

For more meal ideas and recipes, go to the "TeensHealth" section of http://kidshealth.org, or http://www.ChooseMyPlate.gov, where we found some of the ideas for this chart.

Nutrition in School

Healthy Snacks and Celebrations:

We have many students with severe food allergies and other health conditions, so please always check with your child's teacher before sending any food that will be shared with classmates.  We also encourage non-food celebrating!

Schools have an extraordinary influence on the development of lifelong eating habits and other healthy lifestyle patterns.  The occasions when students can practice making healthy food choices at school serve as opportunities to reinforce the nutrition knowledge learned in the classroom. Additionally, school celebrations are an opportunity to put food in its proper place as a complement to the fun and not as the main event.

Please help your child to make healthy choices for school snacks and special occasions.

Energy Drinks/Soda/Coffee:

Soda, coffee, and energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, and 5-Hour Energy contain large doses of sugar and caffeine.  These drinks and/or others which contain legal stimulants like ephedrine, guatana, and ginsing, are not permitted on school grounds or at school sponsored events. Students who bring a drink to school that falls within the above criteria will have it taken away.  Opened beverages will be disposed of, unopened beverages may be picked up by a parent or guardian in the office.  The effects of high doses of caffeine and sugar, especially in conjunction with other legal stimulants, may create a safety concern in school and distracts from the educational process.