School Health Services
Courtney Arcaro, R.N.
(207) 564-6535 ext. 1106
If your child needs to take medication at school, you will need to complete the Medication Permission form. Medicine may NOT be transported on the bus without prior approval. The only medicine allowed on the bus after approval is emergency asthma, diabetes, or allergy medicine. An adult should bring medications to school.
It doesn’t take long for us to see illnesses pop up at school. Please keep your child home if he/she is ill to help prevent the spread of germs and follow these helpful guidelines:
Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially if someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Per CDC guidelines, we are recommending your child stay home for 24 hours from the last time they vomited or had diarrhea. They should also stay home until they are fever free without the use of medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen) for 24 hours. This will help prevent germs from spreading to others.
Fragrance/Perfume Allergy Notice
Please be aware that many people in our school community have allergies to many things. For a person with fragrance allergies, it can be difficult to spend time around those who are wearing perfume, body sprays, scented lotions or hand sanitizers. We are encouraging students to take this into consideration when getting ready for school each morning. Please help us by encouraging your children to use fragrances/body sprays sparingly.
Oral Health Program
RSU 68 participates in the School Oral Health Program grant provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This grant provides topical fluoride treatments for children in kindergarten through grade 5. It also provides educational resources surrounding dental health. February is National Children’s Dental Health month and much of the educational enrichment takes place in that month. If you have questions about the school oral health program, contact the school Nurse.
All students that play sports for SeDoMoCha are required to have a physical on file in the nurse’s office prior to the start of the sports season. A new physical is required every two (2) years from the date of your child’s physical, unless it states “cleared for one (1) year.” Students will not be allowed to participate without a current physical on file in the School Health Office. A physical form is available on this page, but not a requirement to use this form.
Hearing and vision screenings are done as required by state law and the Maine Department of Education. Screenings are done in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade and 7th grade. If the findings of these screenings are not within normal limits, a referral will be sent home to the parent/guardian. Parents and teachers may request screenings at other times if there is a concern. Contact the school nurse if you feel your child needs to have a screening done.