When to Keep your Child Home

From our handbook – and Nurse Kelly –

When to keep your child home:  Fever over 100°F. Students may return to school when fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.

An unexplained vomiting episode, or 3 or more loose, watery stools or loss of control of stools. May return after 24 hours after last episode, and has returned to normal diet.

Conjunctivitis: Any drainage from the eye can signal infection. Please have it checked and provide written clearance from a health care provider. Keep the student home until 24 hours after the first dose of medication.

Antibiotics: these are prescribed for infections. Please avoid spreading infection by keeping the student home until 24 hours after the first dose of medication.

Please call your school nurse if your child requires medication, or has any change in their medical condition. If you are not sure, check with your nurse.

Accident and Illness forms now available online!

Critical Forms – Accident and Illness, Photo Release, Student Handbook sign off:

Back to school always means filling out several critical forms so that we can best serve your child. To reduce the amount of paper we send home to you, we have made electronic versions of the forms for you to read and sign using Community Pass. Click here for directions for logging into Community Pass and setting up an account. The link to access the forms is https://register.communitypass.net.  The tab for the forms is at the bottom of the list.  Click on the forms tab to access all forms.  Since we use email to communicate with parents primarily we ask that you make sure that your email in Aspen is up to date when you are updating your other information in Aspen.  Please make sure your contact information including emergency information is accurate.

Student Handbook:

Please make sure that both you and your student take the time to review the student handbook.  We make changes to the handbook each year and it is helpful for families to be familiar with the handbook and its contents.  This year our Student Handbook will be available electronically to returning students.  Students new to Dewing will receive a paper copy the first week of school.  The handbook can be viewed on our website www.tewksbury.k12.ma.us under Dewing Elementary School for students link.  All parents must verify they have reviewed the Student Handbook by clicking yes on the box in the forms area of Community Pass by September 15th.   Click here for directions for logging into Community Pass and setting up an account. The link to access the forms is https://register.communitypass.net.  The tab for the forms is at the bottom of the list.