Nurse

Melissa Ledbetter, BSN, RN, NCSN
Leicester Primary School Nurse

Health Office Hours: 8:35-3:25
508-892-7050 or 508-892-7051  ext. 303
ledbetterm@lpsma.net


I am in the health office from 8:35 AM to 3:25 PM daily.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s health during the school day, please feel free to call or e-mail me during that time. I try to respond to non-urgent matters within 24 hours.

School Absences

Please remember to call the school if your child is going to be absent. We will be calling if we do not have a voice message or note from you prior to or on the day of the absence. A LITTLE TIP: I know the phone lines can be very busy during the school hours. You can call anytime day or night and leave a message on the voice mail of the nurse (EXT 303) or front office.

 

Physical Exams

Massachusetts General Law M.G.L. c. 71, s 57 and related amendments and regulations (105 CMR 22.000-2000.920) require updated physical examinations of school children every three to four years or as a new enterer into a school system. These exams must be on file in the school health record. All students entering Pre-K and Kindergarten must have a physical examination within the last year on file at school. 

Immunizations

All students must have an up-to-date immunization record on file before entering Primary School. Students entering Pre-K or Kindergarten or transferring from another district, will not be permitted to start school until the Health Record is complete.

Fluoride Program

We started administering fluoride to the first and second graders in October. Wednesday is our fluoride day. Only students with written permission forms from parents/guardians replying yes will be able to participate in this program. If you have changed your mind regarding your child's participation, please call the school nurse and a new form will be sent home.

Needed Clothing

With over 400 preschool through grade 2 students in our school, you can only imagine the number of lunchtime spills and bathroom accidents that occur each day. In these instances, we try to provide the student with clean clothes and if necessary, new underwear. I generally do not call the parents with this issue and provide this service so that the children can continue their day and parents are not inconvenienced at home or work. Finally, I would appreciate any donation of clothing that is in good condition, especially items with elastic waist or “stretchy” items that would fit multiple sizes. Please keep us in mind when shopping for your children. Donations of new underwear and socks for both boys and girls help us provide parents with this service and are greatly appreciated.

Donations gladly accepted! Packaged underwear & socks

Zip sweatshirts

Elastic band pants

Clorox wipes

Paper towels

Flushable wipes

Ziploc baggies

Plastic spoons

3 & 5 oz disposable cups/dispenser

Hair elastics

Tissues

Chuck’s pads

Unopened Nebulizer tubing

Seek and find books/coloring Thank you!
Appropriate Clothing for the Weather

Please remember that the children go out to recess all year long for a much needed breath of fresh air as long as the temperature with the wind chill is above 20 degrees. Please make sure that your child comes to school with the appropriate outerwear for this time in the playground.

Thermostat F.Y.I...

The classroom thermostat will be kept at 68 degrees during the heating season. It would be a good idea for parents to send their children to school daily with a sweater or sweatshirt.

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