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When to Keep Your Child Home

To safeguard the health of all students and staff, we ask parents to monitor their children for possible communicable diseases and to keep their children home when they are ill or contagious. The following link will provide details on when children must stay home from school and when the school nurse will call you to pick up your child if they become ill during school hours. Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home

Immunization Regulations

Please consult your child's physician, to be sure they have received all required immunizations.

Robert Nolfo, MD, Medical Advisor
Carol Ott, RN, BSN, Health Services Coordinator

Immunization Regulations 2013-14

Head Lice

A report from the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Report - Head Lice

What Are Head Lice?

State of CT HUSKY Health Insurance Plan

HUSKY pays for doctor visits (including physical exams), prescriptions, emergency care, vision and dental care, mental health care, special health care needs and more. It's for children under age 19 in families of all incomes. For more information, please link to the following document. HUSKY

Information on the Flu

Website Links for Flu-Related Information

Helpful Guidelines on When to Keep Your Child Home

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Physical Exams Required of Students

Students entering Kindergarten and grades 3, 6, and 10 are required to have a physical examination, meet proof of immunity requirements, and must submit a completed blue physical form. Students in grades 3, 6, and 10 have the entire school year to return their completed exam report. The completed exam report for Kindergarten students is to be returned to the school nurse before the first day of school. Kindergarten physicals performed 12 to 15 months prior to entry into Kindergarten are acceptable, provided all mandated information is complete and submitted on the blue State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record form.

For information on physicals related to participation in school sports, please visit the GPS Athletic website.

For more information regarding physical examination requirements, please contact your respective school nurse.

Policy for Managing Students' Food Allergies

Policy for Managing Students' Food Allergies

Wellness Policy & Regulation

Recognizing that schools play a critical role in promoting student health, preventing childhood obesity which is on the rise, and combating problems associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity, the Federal Government passed a law (P.L. 108-265), requiring that all school districts who participate in the school lunch program establish a local school wellness policy by the school year 2006. It was further required that the policy contain information on: (a) Nutrition education and promotion; (b) Physical activity and physical education; (c) Nutrition standards for food at school; (d) Other school-based wellness activities; (e) Marketing and promotion; and (f) Measurement and evaluation.

Wellness Policy
Wellness Regulations