Massachusetts state laws require that we have certain medical documentation on file before children can enter the school setting.
Preschool Medical Entrance Requirements Include:
Hepatitis B…. 3 doses
DtaP/DTP….. 4 doses
Polio……….. 3 doses
MMR……… 1 dose
Hib…………. 1- 4 doses
Varicella…… 1 dose
Lead Screening - Documentation of date and results of at least 1 lead screening, done between the ages of 9 months and 5 years.
Physical Exam - Current physical exam done within 12 months of starting preschool. If your child has a medical condition, such as asthma, diabetes, or life threatening allergies, etc. that require medication to be kept at school, I encourage you to come and talk with me about your child’s condition so we can work together on an individual health care plan based on your child’s need while at school.
School Attendance Guidelines
To help prevent the spread of common communicable diseases, such as, colds and flu to other students and teachers please keep your child home.
If they have:
a fever over 100
have been vomiting
have a rash of unknown origin
It is the policy of the North Middlesex Regional School District that students are kept home from school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medications such as Tylenol or Advil, and have been on antibiotics for 24 hours for a communicable illness such as strep throat or conjunctivitis. A note from the doctor is needed for any surgery, injury, or prolonged absence due to illness. This note must state the date it is okay for your child to return to school and any limitations or restrictions, even if there are none (e.g. no limitations needed.)
Today, food allergies are increasingly recognized and diagnosed among school age children. Reactions to food allergies vary and exposure to a particular food may result in a sever allergic reaction requiring immediate medical attention.
Squannacook Early Childhood Center is a food free facility. There is a designated snack time in each classroom. Only snacks sent from home for your own child are allowed. In addition if there is a child with a nut allergy, that classroom will be designated as a Nut Free room. If your child is placed in a nut free room, you will be asked by the teacher not to send snacks containing nuts and will be given a list of snacks that will be safe for your child to bring.