Middle Gate Health Office

For more information please click Student Health Services
Medication Administration

School personnel may only administer medications during school hours with the permission of the parent and the written order of a physician. This includes over the counter medications. Medication forms can be obtained from the school nurse or downloaded below. Prescription drugs should be properly labeled by a pharmacist. Medication should never be sent in with a student or placed in a lunch box or backpack.  Click the Student Health Service link at the top of this page to access the Authorization Form.


Bloodborne Pathogens
OSHA requires all staff to review blood borne pathogens safety annually.  Click Bloodborne Presentation to view.
Remember that Universal Precautions (treating all blood and bodily fluids as though they are infectious) is your best protection from bloodborne disease.  Please complete the annual survey (e-mailed in September), for you to indicate that you have viewed and understood the powerpoint.  As always, please call with any questions.
Illness Guidelines

Children running a fever of 100 or more should not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducers.

Students that have been vomiting should not return to school for 24 hours.

Report all absences to the main office 426-7662 or the nurses office 426-7664, please include the reason for absence.

All contagious diseases should be reported to the school nurse.

Students with fractures should report to the nurse. They need a doctors note stating how long they should be out of PE and recess.

Vision and Hearing
Vision and Hearing take place for grades 1-4 every year.  Vision and Hearing checks are currently in the process of being conducted and should be completed by the end of January.  Click the Student Health Services link at the top of this page to access the Vision Screening Consent Form.

Students should come to school prepared for recess.  Recess will be held indoors for inclement weather or when temperatures with wind chill are 20 degrees or below.      
Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470

Phone: (203) 426-7600