Mrs. Georgianna Karlak is our school nurse. Her office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. daily. The school nurse is responsible for monitoring the health and physical condition of our students. The school nurse provides first aid, administers daily, and as-needed medications, and maintains your child's health records.
All medication must be delivered to the school by a parent/guardian and must have a doctor's order. All over-the-counter medications must also be accompanied by a doctor's order. Children may not carry medication of any kind to school. If a parent/guardian needs to call their child out ill or tardy, send a note with your child upon his/her return to school.
Hard candy and cough drops are not permitted in the elementary schools. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day
All teachers provide a daily opportunity for students to have a snack. Please provide your child with a healthy snack such as fresh fruit, vegetables, juice, pretzels, popcorn, etc. and avoid snacks high in sugar and fat content.
If you have any specific questions regarding the health office, please feel free to contact the school at 860-945-4840.
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.
We ask that parents/guardians please make sure your child's medical records are current.