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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). 


We still need to be cautious and remember to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • RIDOH is recommending masks to be worn inside the school clinic to prevent the spread of any virus/symptoms. Your child may be offered a mask when in the clinic.

COVID Updates September 2023

It is recommended by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccine 

Anyone not feeling well and having symptoms of COVID 19,  please stay home.

If you test positive then please isolate for five days.  Please inform the school nurse

If symptoms improve, then you may return to school on Day 6.  Mask wearing will be recommended from days 6-10.  If you test negative on both Day 6 AND  Day 8 then you may stop wearing a mask on Day 8.  

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.