Welcome to the Nurse's Page
School Nurse: Deborah Norton
Nurse's Aide: Jennifer Tziokas
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATIONS
Waterbury Public Schools understands that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments with healthcare providers have been subject to cancellation and limited in availability. However, the State of Connecticut requires several immunizations and a physical for ALL students enrolled in Connecticut schools.
- Please click here to view the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Please click here to view the Connecticut State Department of Education's Health Assessment Record Form for K-12.
- Please click here to view the Connecticut State Department of Education's Health Assessment Record Form for Early Childhood.
- Please click here for a list of local resources for physicals and immunizations.
The policy and procedures for the administration of medication in schools have been written in accordance with Connecticut Education Laws. Families and physicians are encouraged to develop medication schedules for students, which do not interrupt the school day. Unfortunately, there are children who could not be maintained in the classroom without medication during the day; therefore, the Department of Education and Health recognized their responsibility in providing assistance to these children. No medication will be given without written prescription from a licensed physician/dentist, a written parent request and approval of the School Medical Advisor and meet the following guidelines:
Medications must be brought to school by an adult responsible for the child's care.
Medications must be in the original container with a prescription label stating how it is to be given.
No more than a 45-day supply of medication should be brought in at one time.
All medications must be picked up by the parent after the order for giving medication has expired or when the school year ends. All medications not picked up will be destroyed.
HUSKY Health Care Plan
The HUSKY plan is a state and federal funded program to provide free or affordable insurance for children who otherwise may not have health insurance coverage. Applications are available in the nurse's office.