You can access WHPS health forms here: Health forms
What health information is needed for my child to enter school?
Children entering the West Hartford School system must have a Blue State of CT Health Assessment Record (CHR) before the child can begin school. The parent must complete and sign the front of the form. The health care provider completes the back of the form. To be considered complete, the physical exam on record must be within 1 year of the start of the school year, include all starred (*) items and up-to-date immunizations.
Children in Kindergarten, grades 3, 6, and 10 should have an updated CT Health Assessment Record on file with the school nurse.
My child is not feeling well. Should I keep him/her home?
Regular school attendance is necessary for optimal learning. However, a mere presence at school does not ensure effective learning. A child must be feeling well in order to maximize the learning experience. In addition, a child who is sick and comes to school may help spread the illness to other students and staff. It is recommended that a child remain home if any of the following conditions are present.
1. Temperature of 100 degrees or higher.
2. The need for medication i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve or other acetominophen, aspirin or NSAID to keep the temperature below 100 degrees.
3. Vomiting and/or diarrhea with a loss of appetite and/or fever.
4. A rash that is itchy and spreading and of unknown causes. The child may return to school after an evaluation by the health care provider.
5. Acute pain that requires narcotic medication for relief.
- Any medication that is required to be given at school by the nurse, including over the counter medication, must have a signed order form from a physician.
- Please make sure all medication is in its original packaging with the pharmacist label on it.
- All medication must be brought to and from school by an adult.
- Any medication that you are bringing in during the school day to give to your child directly, must be done in the Health Room.
- All classrooms are nut free – please read labels on snacks.
- We do have optional nut free lunch tables – please inform the school nurse/classroom teacher if you prefer your child to sit at a nut free table. Your child may invite one friend from their class to sit with them as long as that friends doesn’t have a nut product in their lunch.
- We have adopted the “no food birthday” rule due to the risk of an allergic reaction for many students and the rise of childhood obesity in American society.