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News from the Jamestownnurse School Department Nurse's Office

School Nurses:
Sarah Desrochers RN - Melrose/Lawn Schools
Abby Durand RN - Lawn School 
Health Reminders:
1. Please submit a copy of yearly physical exams, updated immunizations, and dentist/eye doctor/specialist appointment dates so that all health records are complete. Physical exam forms are required for students entering Kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade and any student new to the school or participating in a school sport. 
2. Please see links for medication policies, forms, and immunization requirements. Students entering PK, K, 7th, and 8th, please see memos. Students in 1st-6th grades should have at least all vaccinations listed on the kindergarten reminder. Click here for RIDOH immunization page.

3. If you would like your student to have the option of receiving an over-the-counter medication at school, we will need the OTC Medication Form filled out by a physician and parent for any OTC medication given at school (Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, cough drops, etc.). Medication forms are good for the current school year only.


4. All medications (including cough drops, Tums, etc.) must be handed to the nurse by the parent/guardian (not sent to school with the student) and must be kept in the nursing office (not with the student) unless we have written permission on the Medication Administration form or Action Plan. 


5. A student should not come to school if they have experienced fever 100F or higher, vomiting, or diarrhea within 24 hours (if medication has been used, restart the clock). 



The Jamestown School Department is pleased to share the following guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This new guidance no longer includes the recommendation of a 5 day isolation period following a positive COVID-19 test.

The CDC has updated its Respiratory Virus Guidance to provide practical recommendations and information to help lower risk for a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, flu, and RSV. The Rhode Island Department of Health has updated to reflect these changes.

Prevention strategies to protect people from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses include:

  • Stay up to date with your vaccines.
  • Practice good hygiene by covering your coughs and sneezes, washing or sanitizing your

hands often, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.

  • Take steps for cleaner air by increasing both circulation and ventilation.
  • When you may have a respiratory virus:
    • Stay home and away from others until your symptoms are

           getting better AND you are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing  


  • Seek health care promptly for testing and/or treatment if you have risk factors for severe illness. Treatment may help lower your risk of severe illness.

We still need to be cautious and remember to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Please refer to the RIDOH website or the Jamestown School Nurse website for information.  Please contact the Jamestown nurses with any questions you may have. 
Contact Information
Melrose Clinic Phone (401) 423-7020 x109
Lawn Clinic Phone
(401) 423-7010 x7153
District Fax
(401) 423-7022