Message from our Nurse

Message from Margaret Quinn, RN, CSNT, Western Hills Middle School Nurse.


Health and learning go hand in hand…The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting that addresses the physical, emotional, and social health of our students while supporting and promoting the academic success of the student population.

Therefore, it is very important for your child to come to school every day, ready to learn. All children learn best when they are healthy, well-rested, and have had a healthy breakfast, nutritious meals and snacks…..

When your child is sick, please keep them home from school for the following symptoms and remain out of school until the symptoms have stopped for twenty-four hours (without the use of fever reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin):

  1. Temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher.
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Vomiting
  4. Suspicious undiagnosed rash and/or itch
  5. Frequent, congested cough
  6. Yellow or green drainage from eyes or nose

A student who is seen by a physician and started on antibiotics for a bacterial infection should stay out of school for 24 hours after treatment has begun.

All incidences of communicable diseases such as chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, flu, strep throat, fifths disease, scarlet fever and herpes simplex should be reported to the school nurse. The students’ return to school will be discussed and planned at that time.

FREQUENT HAND WASHING WITH WARM SOAP AND WATER IS THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND INFECTIONS…..

Please remember that ALL medications in school require a doctors’ note and parent permission. Please do not send any medication to school before contacting the school nurse.


Please click on these links for the Medication Authorization, 12.10.docx  and the Medication Policy, rev. 9.2019.doc , the RI School Physical Form ,  the Dental form.doc , and the CPS Health History form, Jan. 2015.

Please contact me in my office at 270-8035 or email me at mquinn@cpsed.net. I am happy to help you with any health or medical concerns.