Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mandated Screenings: Vision, Hearing Height and Weight

October 22, 2018 - October 25 we will do mandated screenings as follows
kindergarten: vision and hearing (if possible we will do vision prior to these dates)
Grade 1: Vision, Hearing, Height and Weight
Grade 2: Vision and Hearing
Grade 3: Vision and Hearing
Grade 4: Vision and Height and Weight
Grade 5: Vision

I will send vision referrals home as soon as possible. If a child struggles with the hearing exam I will retest them in 6-8 weeks and will send referral at that time should a referral be needed. Height and weight information letters will be hand delivered during parent teacher conferences or mailed home after those dates.

We will be doing grade 5 postural screening after thanksgiving break and will send information home regarding this.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Dental Screenings

Those children who have signed up to have the dental group screen them will be seen on Monday October 15 - Wednesday October 17.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Welcome Back

Welcome back!!
We made it through the first day and in full swing now. Please remember if your child needs any medication at all I do need a new doctor order, signed parent consent and an adult must bring in the medication.

I will be reviewing all medical charts andif i am missing any immunizations I will notify you.

Nurse Jen

Thursday, June 14, 2018

End of year medication reminder

Please remember to pick up any and all medication on the last day of school. Any medication left at school will be discarded at the end of the day.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dental Screenings

The dental group will be back at JA on March 22 and 23 to see those children who have previously signed up for the progaram.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Emergency Contact Information

Please DO NOT forget to update the school when you have changes with your phone numbers, work numbers and e-mail addresses. This is very important! in the case of an emergency or if your child is ill we need to be able to reach you as soon as possible.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Postural Screening for Grade 5 ONLY

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that Postural Screening be done for students in grades 5 through 9.  A scoliosis-screening program will be conducted to detect postural problems on November 17, 2017. The purpose for screening is to find early signs of possible spinal or postural problems in children in grades 5-9. This is not a diagnostic service, but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation and treatment.

The procedure for screening is a simple one in which the student’s back is
checked by the nurse or other trained individual. If your child has any possible
curvature or unusual findings of the spine, you will be notified and asked to take
him/her to your primary care physician for further evaluation and follow up.

All students will need to wear clothing that will easily allow the nurse to look at their backs. The boys and girls will be screened separately and individually.

You must furnish a copy of a doctor’s note or physical exam stating that he/she has been screened for scoliosis during this school year if you do not want your child screened at school. The MD documentation should be in the Nursing Offices before the scheduled screening. Students NOT returning forms will be screened, per state mandate.


Jenny Allain RN, MSN
School Nurse