Phone: (860) 658-0451, ext. 711/712 Fax: (860) 658-1582
Simsbury High School, 34 Farms Village Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070-2399
Kriss Brown - Administrative Assistant
- Asthma & Allergy Management
- Concussion Information
- FAQs, Fact Sheets & Links
- Flu Information
- Forms & Immunization (includes the BLUE FORM)
- Health Updates
- Healthy Schools/Healthy Students
- HUSKY Plan Information
- Sunscreen Application Regulations
- http://www.aap.org/: The American Academy of Pediatrics website features some of the latest information on children's health from national acclaimed sources.
- https://www.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.
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 the procedure to sign up for a sport, as well as the requirements for participation in a sport, please see the Athletics pages of the SHS website or contact the Athletic Department at (860) 658-0451, ext.190. The health requirement for a student to be eligible to participate in the Interscholastic Athletic Program is submission of a State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record signed by a physician that clears the student to play a sport. This Health Assessment Record must be completed within 13 calendar months of any participation. Medical clearance forms will not be accepted. If a student's Health Assessment Record will expire during the course of a season, that student must submit a new one within the 13 month deadline in order to continue participating in that season.
"The Blue Form" (revised 7/2018)
***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 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.
If you have any questions on immunization requirements, please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse.
It’s Tick Season! Information from the Farmington Valley Health District (May 2017)
Letter about Enterovirus (October 3, 2014)
Please read the following letter from Sue Beardsley, Director of Health Services, to parents/guardians (March 2019):
This is the time of year we begin to see fifth disease in our schools. It is a benign viral disease of children usually seen in the late winter or early spring. Children with fifth disease appear with bright red cheeks and possibly a rash over their arms, legs and trunk. Fever is unusual and mild cold symptoms can be present.
While there is no reason to exclude a child with fifth disease from school, it is important for women who suspect that they may be pregnant to contact their physician if they are exposed to the disease.
So that we may better track this virus, we ask that you contact your school nurse if you suspect that your child has fifth disease.
The CDC has a great website for fifth disease.
Applying Sunscreen Products by Students Public Act No. 19-60
- Students 6 years or older are allowed to self-carry and self-apply sunscreen products while attending school prior to engaging in any outdoor activity with written authorization signed by the primary care physician and parent
- Students younger than 6 years old are allowed to self-carry and self-apply sunscreen products while attending school prior to engaging in any outdoor activity must have all three of the following requirements met:
a. Written authorization authorization by the primary care physician
b. Written authorization by the parent/guardian
c. School nurse has assessed the student’s competency for self-administration in a school setting
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