Shennen Dell'Anno, R.N.
Telephone (203) 574-8302
Definition of School Nursing
(Quoted from the Connecticut State Department of Education Website)
"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning." *Adopted by the National Association of School Nurses, June 1999
Our school nurse is a public health nurse employed by the Department of Health. She is in charge of maintaining all of the students’ health records, and to give care for emergencies and sudden illnesses.
You will be notified if your child becomes ill at school or is injured. It is VERY important that your notify the office if your phone number has changed. You must also list people who can be called if you cannot be located.
Please do not send any medication to school with your child. This includes over-the-counter medicines and cough drops.
1. Medication must be brought to school by a person responsible for the child’s care.
2. Medication must be in the original container with label stating how medication is to be given.
3. Medication must be accompanied by a written order from the physician, signed by the person responsible for the child’s care. The school medical advisor must approve before medication is given to the child. The public health nurse will facilitate this procedure.
The HUSKY Plan offers a full health insurance package for children and teenagers up to age 19, regardless of family income. HUSKY pays for doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, and much more.
Click the following link to be redirected to the HUSKY website for more information: