HEALTH SERVICES QUICK LINKS 2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR
A Message From The Nurse's Office
Dear WPS Families,
Welcome to the Windsor Public Schools Health Services AKA The Nurse’s Office. We provide each school with registered nurses who have expertise in school health and pediatric care. The school health offices are responsible for supporting the overall health of the students in the school setting. The school nurses provide care for students who become ill or injured during the school day. The state of Connecticut mandated screening, immunization compliance, and mandated physical examinations are managed and documented by your child's school nurse.
We ask families to notify their school nurse if their child has any medical problems, e.g. allergies, chronic illness, vision or hearing difficulties, recent surgery, experiencing a stressful situation, etc. (see contact information) The school nurse will work with the child’s physician, parents, and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child may benefit from his/her educational program.
All medications are administered by the school nurse during school hours. Only FDA approved medications are administered. Metered-dose inhalers, insulin pumps and Epi pens may be self-administered/self-carried with the appropriate completed forms. District policy does not permit students to self-administer over-the-counter or prescribed medication during school (not including inhalers, insulin pumps or Epi-pen). A Medication Authorization form signed by the child’s physician and parent/guardian signature is required by the State of Connecticut School Health Laws for all medications given during school hours. Medication forms are available here on the website in the forms link.
Julii DeNigris RN, BSN, MS
Windsor Public Schools