Watertown Public Schools are committed to promoting the health and well-being of district students. To achieve this goal, each of our schools has at least one full-time nurse who provides a wide range of services.
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. (Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017).
Gathered on this page are several resources related to health services. If you need specific help, please contact:
Nurse Melissa Wesaw (860) 945-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
New Students to the District
ALL new students (including Kindergarten) are required to receive a series of required immunizations (see 2022-2023 list) and a physical exam, completed by a licensed physician in the USA, within 12 months of starting school. Health Assessment Form (K-12)
ALL Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9 Students are required to provide proof of a current physical examination and updated immunizations during the school year. Health Assessment Form (K-12)
Swift and WHS athletes participating in sports are required to provide proof of an annual physical exam signed by an approved licensed medical physician.
REQUIRED HEALTH SCREENINGS
Vision: Kindergarten, grades 1, 3, and 5
Hearing: Kindergarten, grades 1, 3, and 5
Postural/Scoliosis: Females in grades 5 and 7; Males in grade
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS AT CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS
The 2022-2023 Immunization Requirements for Enrolled Students at Connecticut Schools is available below in pdf format.