Health Services

Phone: (860) 658-0451, ext. 711/712 Fax: (860) 658-1582
Office Location:
Simsbury High School, 34 Farms Village Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070-2399

Sue Beardsley - Director of Health Services
Kriss Brown - Administrative Assistant

Latest News

It's Tick Season! Check out the link under "Health Updates" below for some valuable tips.

Asthma & Allergy Management

Concussion Information

Concussion information on the SHS Athletics Website
Heads Up on Concussions in Youth and High School Sports Fact sheets from the CDC: For Youth Sports | For High School Sports

FAQs, Fact Sheets & Links

Other helpful links

  • http://www.aap.org/: The American Academy of Pediatrics website features some of the latest information on children's health from national acclaimed sources.
  • http://wwww.kidshealth.org/: Kids Health offers parents, teens, and kids information on areas of interest from First Aid to common medical/health concerns.
  • http://www.ctsafekids.org/: Safe Kids Connecticut provides information on how to keep our children safe, featuring topics from bike safety to some of the latest consumer information on product recalls.

Head Lice

FAQs

Is my child too sick for school? The main reasons for keeping your child home are:

1) if they are too sick to be comfortable at school, or 2) if they might spread a contagious disease to other children. As a rule of thumb, a child should stay home who has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, a very frequent cough, persistent pain (ear, stomach, headache, etc.), or a wide-spread rash. Most of these problems need to be discussed with your child's health care provider to determine if an office visit is needed. (If your child has frequent complaints of pain that cause school absence, school avoidance should be considered. Bring this to the attention of the child's doctor before a great deal of school has been missed.)

On the other hand, children who don't have a fever and only have a mild cough, runny nose, or other cold symptoms can be sent to school without any harm to themselves or others.

Quick Reference Sheet: When to Keep Your Child Home

What procedures must I follow to sign my child up for a sport? For a student to be eligible to participate in the Interscholastic Athletic Program, they must have a medical evaluation by a physician that clears the student to play a sport. This medical clearance must be a written authorization by a doctor and completed within 13 calendar months of any participation. The medical clearance can either be in the form of a current physical examination (Download a Physical Examination Form: page 1 | page 2) or just a letter provided by the physician clearing the student to participate. The medical clearance must be on file in the Health Office prior to participation. The Athletic Office will not accept medical clearance forms. If a student's medical clearance will expire during the course of a season, that student must receive a new medical clearance before they can start participating in that season. Once the medical evaluation is on file, an eligibility card can be picked up in the Athletic Office where the "Pay to Play" fee can be paid. If you have any further questions on this procedure, please contact the Athletic Department at (860) 658-0451, ext. 190/191.

Forms & Immunization (includes the BLUE FORM)

"The Blue Form" (revised 4/2012)

***NOTE: The above State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record replaces the Sports Physical Examination and Pre-Participation Form.

Prescription and NON-Prescription
Medication Policy and Administration for the Medicines Form

In compliance with the Connecticut State Law and regulations, the Simsbury Board of Education requires a physician's authorization for a nurse to administer medication in school. Medication must be in a pharmacy prepared container, or the original container and brought to school by the parent/guardian. It must be labeled with the name of the child, the name of the drug, the strength, dosage, and frequency, along with the physician's or dentist's name.

The form on the reverse side of this policy must be completed by the physician or dentist ordering the medicine and by the parent/guardian.

When a prescription is taken to the pharmacy and the medication is needed for school, please ask the pharmacist for a school container as well as a container for home. The pharmacist will supply a second container for administration of medicine in school.

Please remember that all medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian and delivered only to the school nurse. It must be picked up in the same manner; otherwise, it will be discarded. Any medication received in a non-pharmaceutical container will not be administered.

Health Entrance Requirements/Physical Examination Requirements

2017-2018 Immunization Requirements for Enrolled Students in Connecticut Schools

If you have any questions on immunization requirements, please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse.

Health Communications Archives

Health Updates

It’s Tick Season! Information from the Farmington Valley Health District (May 2017)

Letter about Fifths Disease (February 2015)

Flu Letter (December 10, 2014)

Letter about Enterovirus (October 3, 2014)

5th grade parent letter re: 6th Grade State Mandated Health Assessment/Physical/Immunization Requirements (March 2012)

9th grade parent letter re: 10th Grade State Mandated Health Assessment/Physical Examination Requirements (March 2012)

Healthy Schools/Healthy Students

HUSKY Plan Information

For students that need free or low-cost health insurance, Connecticut's HUSKY Plan information: http://www.huskyhealth.com

Staff

Carol Baron

Titles: RN
Locations: Simsbury High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 709

Sue Beardsley

Titles: Director of Health Services
Locations: Simsbury High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 712

Kriss Brown

Titles: Secretary
Locations: Simsbury High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 711

Ginny Durst

Titles: RN
Locations: Tootin' Hills Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-7629

Margie Esthus

Titles: Health Aide
Locations: Henry James Memorial School, Simsbury High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-651-3341 ext. 838

Karen Gallagher

Titles: RN
Locations: Squadron Line Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-2251

MaryEllen Leathe

Titles: RN
Locations: Latimer Lane Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-4774

Lynn Lewis

Titles: Health Aide
Locations: Central Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-4732

Sandy Maine

Titles: Health Aide
Locations: Latimer Lane Elementary School, Squadron Line Elementary School, Tariffville Elementary School, Tootin' Hills Elementary School
Email:

Maureen Matthews

Titles: RN
Locations: Squadron Line Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-2251

MaryAnn Newton

Titles: RN
Locations: Tariffville Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-5825

Lora Rancourt

Titles: RN
Locations: Central Elementary School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-4732

Debra Schmetterling

Titles: RN
Locations: Simsbury High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 707

Suzanne Sinacori

Titles: RN
Locations: Henry James Memorial School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-651-3341

Patricia Warner

Titles: RN
Locations: Henry James Memorial School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-651-3341
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