AMS School NursesOffice hours:7:15 to 2:35 daily while school is openMrs. Sarraf is available from 7:15 to 2:35 each dayMrs. Benoit is available from 9:15 to 12:45 each day603-673-8944, ext 2603-673-6774 (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.
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
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
More Info: National Association of School Nurses
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- 100F 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
6 years and under: 4 or 5 doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday.
7 years and older: 3 or 4 doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday.
11 years and older: a one-time dose of Tdap. If a child turns 11 on or after the first day of school, they are required to have Tdap prior to first day of the next school year. A dose of Tdap at age 10 is acceptable.
Grades K-3: 3-4 doses with one dose on or after the 4th birthday, with the last two doses separated by 6 months.
Grades 4-12: 3 doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday.
Or 4 doses regardless of age at administration. 2
Grades K-12: 3 doses at acceptable intervals.
Grades K-12: 2 doses required; the first dose must be on or after the first birthday.
 If the child has a medical contraindication to pertussis vaccine, the child shall receive Tetanus diphtheria toxoid(Td/DT) vaccine.
 If a combined IPV/OPV schedule was used, 4 doses are always required, even if the 3rd dose was administered after the 4th birthday.
3 Varicella vaccination or laboratory diagnosis of chicken pox disease is required.
4 Varicella vaccination or history of chicken pox disease.