School Nurses

Cheshire Public School Nurses offer the following services besides emergency First Aid, throughout the school year:

  • Vision Screening Grades K-9 Excluding grade 7
  • Hearing Screening Grades K-11 Excluding grades 7 and 10
  • Scoliosis Screening Grades 5 - 9
  • Continual health teaching, consulting and counseling
  • Medication administration per doctor's order
  • Food, bee, latex allergy
  • Ongoing education with staff, students and family
  • Assist families with appropriate medical care
  • Involved with care of medically complex students


Complete physical examinations by a medical doctor are State required for students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades 7 and 10. These physical examinations also include complete immunization requirements according to age/grade level. All physical examination forms must be returned to the school nurse prior to the student's entry.

All NEW students entering the Cheshire Public Schools from out-of-state or country are also required to have a complete physical exam prior to entry with proper immunization requirements.

Any student wishing to participate in Athletics at Dodd Middle School or Cheshire High School must have a yearly physical prior to that sport/year.

Free sports physicals are offered in August at Dodd for 8th grade boys and girls.

Free sports physicals are offered at Cheshire High School three (3) times per year ONLY for grades 9, 11, and 12 for boys and girls. (August, November, March)

Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions regarding these matters.

Chapman Elementary, Diane Albro, RN 272-3591

Cheshire High School, Barbara Ruddy, RN, 250-2532

Darcey Early Intervention Center, Mary Anne Sawicki, RN 272-3343

Darcey Kindergarten Center, Mary Anne Sawicki, RN 272-3343

Dodd Middle School, Linda Remillard, RN 272-3249

Doolittle Elementary, Renee Caldwell, RN 272-9170

Highland Elementary, Jill Gibbs, RN 272-0335

Humiston, Kathy Gustafson, RN 250-2435

Norton Elementary, Laura Trinkoff, RN 271-9878

St. Bridget, Bonnie DiMauro, RN 272-5860