As a service to our student community, we offer healthcare for illness and injuries that happen during school hours. We also dispense some prescribed medication and work closely with the Town of Cumberland Health Services in providing basic health screening according to the RI State Department of Health laws. Please see the “Cumberland School Health Services” document listed under Forms below for a full list of the screenings that we provide here on Mercymount premises.
Any students requiring medication to be given during school hours (Epi-pens, inhalers, prescription medications) need to have proper documentation from a physician. Please print out the “Long Term Medication Plan” form and/or the “Food Allergy Plan” under Forms below and return it to the Health Services Office.
Parents of NEW students entering the school for the first time should send all medical forms to school prior to the first day. Any student without proper documentation of immunizations will not be admitted on the first day of school. Please print out the “Student Health Plan” form and the “RI Physical Form” (as well as any others that may pertain to your child) under Forms below and return them to the Health Services Office.
General Guidelines regarding sick students:
- Fever: If a child has a temperature exceeding 100F he/she will be sent home. Students need to be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
- Vomiting: A child who is vomiting will be sent home. The child should stay home until vomiting has stopped for at least 24 hours and the child is able to eat a normal diet.
- Diarrhea: A child who has more than one bout of diarrhea will be sent home. Children may return to school once the diarrhea is under control for at least 24 hours and their activity level and appetite have returned to normal.
These guidelines have been developed in order to keep all of our students healthy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 401-333-5919 ext 15.
Thank you for your cooperation.