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    Mrs. Joanne MacDonald, RN, NCSN       

    8:30 AM-3:30 PM                              

    Phone (508) 643-2140 ext. 226         

    Fax (508) 643-2163 (secure fax)

     jmacdonald@naschools.net

     

  • Late Winter/Spring 2019

    Spring is fast approaching! Don't let Mother Nature fool you...illness is still here at Martin School. We are still seeng some cases of flu and strep as well as the GI bug. Please be vigilant with hand washing and don't forget about the illness guidelines!

    I'm still searching for kindergarten and Grade 4 outstanding physicals that are owed. Letters are going out March 20 if I still need info from you. Check your child's back pack!!

    Scoliosis screenings will be done for Grade 5 students the last week of March. 

     

    Please send in any vision/hearing referrals back to me ASAP.

    If your child suffers from spring allergies, you may want to think abiout restarting their allergy medciations now. It is anticipated that it's going to be a tough season for allergies!

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  • January Nurse's Notes

    Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

    Here's what's going on in the health office this month:

    Hearing/Vision Screenings are just about completed. If your child has been referred to their PCP for either, please make sure you send back the completed referral so that I can update your child's health record.

    Kindergarten and Grade 4 students- please send in an updated physical if you haven't done so already. These are state mandated!

    Cold and flu season is upon us. Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently. Use proper cough etiquette. Drinks lots of water. If your child is ill- temp over 100, unable to manage secretions, vomiting/diarrhea- PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME! It's helpful for me to monitor illness outbreaks if I know if your child has had infectious illnesses such as strep throat etc.

    Please help me keep the Martin School community healthy!

    Coming events:

    Dental hygienist visit for Grade 1 students in February.

    Mobile Dentist coming to Martin School in March.

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  • December Nurse's Notes

    The health office has been extremely busy these past few weeks. Most of our hearing  and vision screenings have been done. Hearing rechecks are  hopefully going to be done prior to the holiday break. If your child fails either the hearing or vision screening, please contact your provider to have them evaluated. Please make sure you let me know what the findings are so that I can update your child's health record. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

    I'm still looking for any outstanding Kindergarten and Grade 4 physicals. Please send them in as soon as you can. There are several kindergarten students that still need to show proof of lead testing. This is a state requirement.

    The illness season is upon us. It's not too late for a flu shot if you are your children haven't gotten one. Please encourage frequent hand washing and proper cough etiquette. We strictly adhere to the illness guidelines policy. We want your children in school, but if they are ill, they need to stay home. If you are unsure if you should send them or not- call me!

    Upcoming events- dental program for grade 1 students in February

    Mobile Dentist at Martin school in March

    Stay tuned for further info!

    Happy Holidays to all!

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  • Illness Guidelines

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