As the weather begins to change, we will have children with sniffles and coughs in school. Your child’s best line of defense is good hand washing! Encourage your child to wash hands frequently throughout the day and especially before meals.
Please consider getting your child a flu shot to keep healthy during the winter. Remember that flu shots are mandatory for all Pre-K students. Make sure to call your school nurse if you have questions about this.
See attached brochures for additional tips to stay healthy.
Health Services Coordinator
Como el clima cambia, tendremos los estudiantes con moqueo y tos en las escuelas. La mejor defensa es que su hijo/hija se lave las manos bien! Anima a sus hijos/as que se laven las manos frecuentemente durante todo el día y especialmente antes de comer.
Por favor considere darle a su hijo/a una vacuna contra la gripe para mantenerse saludable durante el invierno. Recuerde que la vacuna contra la gripe es obligatoria para todos los estudiantes de Pre-K. Por favor de llamar a la enfermera en su escuela si tienes preguntas sobre esto.
Vea los folletos para consejo útil en como mantenerse saludable.
Deb Chameides, Coordinadora de Servicios de Salud
||Flu Guide for parents Spanish
Other Important Links
- Connecticut HUSKY Health Program - low-cost or free health coverage
- Free Screenings for Breast and Cervical Cancer, and Cardiovascular Diseases to age and income eligible Connecticut women
- About Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
- Zika Virus Information
- Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
- Every Smile Counts: Read about how you can help your child develop good dental and oral health.
- Important letter about the Enterovirus D68
CDC Heads Up Website
CDC Heads Up Fact Sheet for Parents
Nursing Services envisions a holistic approach to health care which encompasses health promotion, health maintenance, detection of altered health status, and treatment of students within the school environment. Our primary aim is to collaborate with other health care providers, support staff, teachers, and parents to promote a healthy environment for students to learn at their optimal potential.
The Coordinator of Health Services is Debbie Chameides, MA, RN, MSN. She works year round Monday through Friday and is available to answer any questions about health services in the Hartford Public Schools. Please feel free to call or email her at:
Hartford Public Schools
960 Main Street
Hartford, Ct. 06103
Our Medical Director, Dr. Kurt Myers, is available for medical consultation or policy questions and can be reached through Debbie at the contact information listed above.