The School Health Program provides consultation to school nurses, school nurse leaders, school administrators and the community regarding the health and safety of students. This consultation and technical assistance includes addressing the provisions of health services during the school day and the promotion of health and wellness activities that support student achievement.
Definition of School Nursing:*
School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.
*Approved by the NASN Board of Directors June 2016.
Parents and guardians should be preparing for school admission immunization requirements for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, which remain in place in Connecticut despite current school closures.
The majority of our local pediatrician offices are now prioritizing student examinations for state mandated physical examinations. At this time, parents and guardians should contact their health care providers and ensure that appointments are made for State of Connecticut mandated physical examinations, immunizations, and screenings prior to the start of the school year.
The following grades will require physical examinations and immunizations for entry into Madison Public Schools:
- Preschool - Physical
- Kindergarten- Physical and Immunization (influenza)
- Grade 6- Physical and Immunization (tdap and Meningococcal)
- Grade 10 Physical and Up to Date Immunization Record
Copies of the forms and requirements are found on this page.
Also, please be advised that beginning July 1, the State Immunization Program will be providing influenza vaccine to all children through age 18, regardless of insurance status. This fall, more than ever, it is imperative that students receive influenza vaccine, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Lesnik, RN, BSN at the Daniel Hand High School Health Office. Thank you for your attention.
Stephanie T. Lesnik, BSN, RN
Daniel Hand High School- Health Services
Coordinator of Nursing Services Madison Public Schools
286 Green Hill Road
Madison, Ct, 06443