Health and Wellness

Smiling kidThe health rooms at ESM are staffed part time each week by a registered nurse. Dividing her time evenly between our two campuses, she oversees and administrates:

  • Health services offered to our students and staff
  • Required vision and hearing screenings
  • Health record management
  • Emergency treatment
  • Medication administration

Some health related documents are available on this site and may be downloaded by using the links in the expandable menus further down this page. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse through either school office or by clicking on her contact information in her profile at the bottom of this page. You can also view our public Wellness Policy by clicking on the Wellness Policy button below. 

Medication Guidelines

In order for us to give a student any medication during the school day whether it is a prescription or over-the counter drug, we must have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian on file. No child is allowed to carry any medication with them (this includes Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc.) The only exceptions are inhalers and Epi-pens and the proper paperwork must be on file in the school office from your child's physician.

Prevent Transmission of Seasonal Flu

If your child is sick with flu-like symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sore throat, etc.) we ask that they do not return to school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. ESM considers a fever to be 99.9 degrees or higher. Fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In addition, the following can help prevent the transmission of the flu:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If one is not available, please cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw any tissues away after use.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Throw any paper towels away after use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Nurse's Notes

Medications for After School Hours Including Extended Care, Clubs and Sports 

Medications that are brought into school for your child, whether prescription or over-the-counter, are not available during Extended Care, club meetings, sport practices or games. If your child needs any emergency medication, please be sure to supply those items to the adults in charge of that program. This includes inhalers and epi-pens. These programs do not have access to our medications used during the school day.

Cough Drops are an over-the-counter medication and as such can not be kept in a book bag, pocket, or desk. Please obtain a "Medication Consent Form" from either school office or from the ESM website, fill it out completely, and return it along with the cough drops (in the original package) to either school office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Over-The-Counter Medications

When bringing in over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, cough drops, allergy tablets, etc. please keep the following in mind:

  • All medicine must be in the original container.
  • Please make sure the expiration date is current for the entire school year (we cannot give expired meds at school).
  • Due to space limitations, please bring in small bottles that contain approximately 25 pills.
  • New unopened container are preferable.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Sarah Lahey by clicking on her email below.