Galligan School Nurse
Martha Furtado BSN, RN-BC
The annual school screenings for vision, hearing, dental, & BMI are just underway. I have started in the 4th grade & will make my way down over the next few weeks.
4th grade- height, weight, vision
3rd grade- vision, hearing, dental
2nd grade- vision, hearing
1st grade- height, weight, vision, hearing
Kindergarten- vision, hearing ( if not performed at the student's Kindergarten physical)
Referral go home only if a child fails
It is recommended that medication be administered at home. Students who MUST receive medication during school hours are required to comply with state regulations to ensure their health and safety. These regulations apply to prescription AND over-the counter medications (including Tylenol, Motrin, and cough drops, for example).
1. Written consent provided by parent/legal guardian
2. Medication order provided by licensed prescriber
3. Medication must be delivered in a pharmacy or manufacturer’s labeled container by a responsible adult.
(These forms are available from the school nurse and/or
on the TPS home page/Family Information/Important Forms).
Happy November! Here are a couple Fall health links:
The weather is ever-changing these days, so please watch for cold & windy days. Recess & outdoor gym can get pretty chilly. Please have you child wear mittens/gloves, hats & wear winter jackets as needed.