• AMS Health Office

    AMS School Nurses

    Susan Sarraf, RN (ssarraf@sau39.org)
    Anne Benoit, RN (abenoit@sau39.org)

    Office hours:

    8:10 to 3:45 daily while school is open
    Mrs. Sarraf is available from 8:10 to 3:45 each day
    Mrs. Benoit is available from 10:00 to 2:00 each day

    603-673-8944, ext 2
    603-673-6774 (FAX)

    Any student wishing to be dismissed due to illness MUST see the school nurse first. Keeping track of the illnesses going around the school and community is very important in helping our students stay well.
     

    When should your child stay home from school? Children should stay home from school (or need to leave school) for the following reasons:
    Vomiting in the last 24 hours from illness
    Fever- 100 F or greater
    Diarrhea-that is not from dietary sources or from a gastro-intestinal chronic illness.
    Cough that disrupts the classroom
    Antibiotics Therapy (less than 24 hours)
    Generalized rash of unknown origin

    When should you test for COVID 19- Test with any new and unexplained symptom-People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: However, existing chronic conditions, including but not limited to; migraines, lyme, asthma and allergies should be documented on a students’ health record. This may help the school Nurse differentiate between chronic conditions and COVID symptoms. 

    • Fever or chills 
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fatigue 
    • Muscle or body aches 
    • Headache 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Sore throat 
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Nausea or vomiting, stomachache 
    • Diarrhea 

     

    • Covid Testing- Home testing kits are a new option, they are available in drug stores. Send a picture of the test results to ssarraf@sau39.org and if the test is negative your child may return to school if symptoms are improving(sore throat, congestion, cough). Again, students need to be 24 hour symptom free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Contact your healthcare provider for other testing options.
    • SAU 39 follow the COVID 19 quarantine and isolation guidelines as provided by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services which can be found here Self Isolation Guide (nh.gov) and Self-Quarantine Guide for Unvaccinated Household Contacts (nh.gov)

     

     VACCINATION SCHEDULE- Here is the link for the 2021-2022 immunization   https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/documents/schools21-22.pdf

     

     

    The Role of the School Nurse

     The role of the school nurse is to strengthen and assist the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of all students, focusing on prevention of illness and disability and early detection and correction of health problems. 

    The following services are provided:

     

    Assessment and follow-up of acute and chronic health issues; including mental health issues
    Screening –Vision and Hearing screening on an as needed basis
    General medication administration
    Immunization tracking
    Communicable disease management for the school
    Health Services policies
    Crisis management such as an injury
    Education of staff regarding student health issues, blood borne pathogens
    Coordination and collaboration with parents, community health providers and staff members
    CPR Instruction

    More Info: National Association of School Nurses