School Health

The nurse’s role in the school setting is multi-faceted. We work very closely with the students, parents, and staff to ensure the health and safety of all students. The nurse is responsible for maintaining the health records, including the immunization records and the State Mandated Physicals. These physicals are required for new entrants, including Circle of Friends, Kindergarten and again in 6th and 9th grade. Annual physicals are also required to participate in sports.

For Age 5 - Grade 12 

For Grades Pre- School - Age 5 

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Immunization Requirements.

Click here to view the 2017-2018 Immunization Requirements.

The nurse also attends to the illness/injuries of the students on a daily basis. Please contact your schools nurse if your child has a specific medical diagnosis, especially if he/she requires special accommodations and/or medication.

Authorization For The Administration of Medicines By School Personnel. If your child requires medication in school, this form needs to be completed by both the parent/guardian and the physician. This requirement includes both prescription medicine and over the counter medications (i.e. Advil, Tylenol). Your child may “self-carry” ONLY, inhalers and epi-pens, if specified on the order. These forms need to be completed for each school year.

If your child is out ill, please contact the school. If they are in Rockwell, Berry or Johnson School call the school nurse listed below. If they are in Middle or the High School, contact the attendance line. Please remember, do not send your child sick to school for the health and safety of all students.

Please do not hesitate to call with any questions.

Bethel School Nurses:

  • Lisa Davenport, Bethel High School
    794-8600 ext. 1262                                                                   

If a student is sick, the student should remain home for the health and safety of all other students.  If seen by a physician for medical treatment, bring documentation for the student's medical file.  If a student is being treated with medications for any contagious disease, the student should be medicated a minimum of 24 hours prior to returning to school (i.e. strep throat).  If a student has a fever of 100.4 or greater, he/she should remain home and "fever free" for 24 hours (without medication such as Advil/Tylenol) before returning to school.  The student can return to school 24 hours after the last time of vomiting or diarrhea. 


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is an excellent resource for a variety of healthy living tips, disease prevention and a host of other topics.  www. 


We are once again offering you the opportunity to purchase Student Accident Insurance for your child.  

Should you wish to purchase, complete the 2018-19 Student Accident Insurance Form and mail, along with payment to:  Colonna Insurance Services, LLC, P.O. Box 4245, Hamden, CT 06514.  Additional information may be obtained from the agency website at

Please note that while the school has liability insurance, this covers injuries to pupils only if liability is proven against the school.  The school does not pay for routine accident injuries.  The student accident insurance pays claims on a primary basis and covers accidental injuries regardless of liability.  The exclusions and limitations are explained in the brochure.


Do you and your children have Health Insurance"?If the answer is no, go to or call the HUSKY information hotline @ 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759)

Here are some important "back to school safety tips for you and your family" From the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)


Food Allergy Management Plan


Allergy treatment protocol form needs to be completed by physician and parent for anyone requiring medication for allergies.


Reminder to all students playing a sport, you will need a current physical dated within thirteen months, to participate. This must be completed before you can practice with the team. Also, the green form titled Athletic Emergency Form, which is located on the district BHS web- site under athletics, needs to be completed.


As the Seasonal Flu is upon us, here is some helpful information from the CDC, Center for Disease Control,including prevention, treatment and school attendance.The link is In addition, download a guide with tips on what you can do to help protect your child from the flue.

For information on Pandemic Flu and more specifically, ways to prepare as both a community and individually go to


FYI..Head Lice, although is a nuisance, is NOT a health hazard, because they are not responsible for spread of any disease. The following link to the CDC, Center for Disease Control, is an excellent resource for more information. This link will also provide information about treatment, prevention and recommendations for both parents and schools. I hope this is helpful for anyone with concerns. Please check your child as you feel necessary, and do not hesitate to call your school nurse with further questions.


The following is the CT State Department of Education State Mandated Screenings.  


School Name
Vision   Hearing Scoliosis 
 Frank A. Berry Elementary School  Grades: K, 1, 3  Grades: K, 1, 3  
 Anna H. Rockwell Elementary School  Grades: K, 1, 3  Grades: K, 1, 3  
 Ralph M.T. Johnson School  Grades: 4, 5  Grades: 4, 5  Grade: 5 (female)
Bethel Middle School       Grade: 7 (female)
       Grade: 8 (male)
 Bethel High School