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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 the links on the right side of this page for medication policies, forms, and immunization requirements. Students entering PK, K, 7th, and 8th, please see memos on the right of this page. Students in 1st-6th grades should have at least all vaccinations listed on the kindergarten reminder to the right. 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 are happy to let our families and staff know that there are no restrictions in place for the start of the school year. We still need to be cautious and remember to monitor for symptoms of COVID.
  • Updated RIDOH Outbreak Response Protocols
  • COVID 19 Symptom Monitoring - page 10 in the above protocols
  • RIDOH is recommending masks to be worn inside the school clinic to prevent the spread of any virus/symptoms. Your child will be offered a mask when in the clinic.
Important COVID-19 Sick Procedures:
Per the RI Department of Health, if an individual tests positive for COVID they must remain home/isolated for 5 days. They may return to work/school on day 6 with a well-fitting mask if they are feeling better.
Individuals may remove their mask before day 11* if they get two negative antigen tests in a row 48 hours apart (first test on day 6 at the earliest). If the antigen test results are negative, they may remove their masks around others (day 8 at the earliest). (page 14 in the protocols)
PreK-12 Testing : If your child needs a COVID test, here is the link for more information:
Please feel free to contact the school nurses with any questions.
Contact Information
Melrose Clinic Phone (401) 423-7020 x109
Lawn Clinic Phone
(401) 423-7010 x7153
District Fax
(401) 423-7022