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September 2019

Notes from the Clinic

Welcome to a new school year! My name is Kim Cosgrove and this is my first year as the Wells Road School nurse. I live in Tariffville my husband and two teenage children. I am an allergy mom, with both of my kids having severe allergies, so I do understand what some of you are going through. I am very excited to be here and being a part of your children’s lives.. Here’s to a healthy and happy school year. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Medications policy: If your child needs any prescription or over-the-counter medication other than Acetaminophen (Tylenol) the clinic must have a medication authorization from your physician. Medication must be brought to school by an adult in its original container.

Fever Policy: Children may return to school once the fever has been gone for 24 hours WITHOUT THE USE of fever-reducing medicine like Tylenol and Ibuprofen.

September 18th is National School Backpack Awareness Day. Periodically you and your child should go through their backpack to clean it out and make sure unnecessary items are not in it. Extra weight in the backpack can cause back pain and fatigue. A child’s backpack should weigh no more than about 10% of his or her body weight. This means a student weighing 100 pounds should not wear a loaded school backpack heavier than about 10 pounds.

Hydration- Please have your child bring a water bottle to school. It is important to hydrate throughout the day no matter the weather. 

Kim Cosgrove RN, BSN