Health Office

Cheshire Public Schools Health Office Handbook With Links to Health Forms

Hello Highland community.  Below are some health office policies to help keep our students healthy and safe.

  • Students with fever should remain home until they have been fever free for 24 hours.

  • Students with vomiting or diarrhea should remain home until 24 hours after last incident.

  • Please notify the health office of any contagious illness such as strep throat, flu or pneumonia or if your child has an illness lasting more than two days.

  • Any medication that may need to be administered during the school day, including inhalers and Epi-Pens, requires an order from your child’s doctor.  A blank Medication Authorization form can be printed from the "CPS Health Office Handbook" above.  All health related forms are available in this location.

  • Please notify the Health Office of any new diagnosis that may impact your child at school.  All health information remains confidential.  I am happy to work with families to manage any health needs at school.

  • Lice can be an issue in schools.  In order to protect the privacy of our students, we do not send out notices if lice has been identified in any of our students.  I am happy to check individual students at the request of their parents if lice is suspected or upon return to school following treatment.  We do not perform routine checks or whole class checks in order to protect the privacy of all students.

  • Please be mindful of any snacks that are sent into school for celebrations.  We have many students with food allergies at Highland.  If your child is in a Nut-Free/ Peanut Free class, please send in only prepackaged, sealed, nut-free snacks with ingredients attached for class celebrations.  In classrooms that are not designated nut free, we still request that  ingredient labels are available for review as some students have allergies other than nut products.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding classroom snacks.

  • Please ensure your contact information is current and correct in PowerSchool.  If a child is sick or injured at school, it is important that we are able to contact you as soon as possible.

  • Cold and flu season is quickly approaching.  Hand washing remains our best defense against the spread of illness.  Please keep in mind that children in school remain in close contact, and encourage frequent hand washing.  If your child is unwell at home, please keep them home to help prevent the spread of illness in school.  

  • We look forward to getting to know each Highland family and working with you to keep our students healthy and safe.  Please feel free to reach out to me by phone, 203-272-2138, with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!  

Veronica Farone, RN, BSN and Barbara Styles, RN