Mrs. Nancy Roberts, RN
(860) 887-2561 ext. 318
We take the spread of COVID-19 very seriously at Fields Memorial School. We follow DCD guidelines to mitigate the spread of the disease including:
- wearing face coverings while indoors (other than when eating or drinking)
- doing our best to maintain a distance of 6 feet when possible
- washing/sanitizing our hands regularly
Here are some other documents that provide additional information about COVID-19 and that describe our safety protocols here at school:
Students need updated physicals at the beginning of grades 1, 4 and 7. Physicals are also required each year to play sports for the FMS Tigers.
Here are the health forms for a physical exam:
Here's information regarding the administration of medication to students in school:
Middle School Sports
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
Some Notes on Lice
- Head lice is not a serous condition. It is also not an indicator of an individual’s personal hygiene or cleanliness at home. Anyone can pick up lice in any number of locations where people gather, a school being only one example of such a place.
- It would be very helpful if parents could examine their children’s hair routinely for head lice. If children complain of an itchy scalp, please take the time to check for lice. What you would be looking for would be tiny grayish-white flecks that resemble dandruff. These particles (nits or eggs) are attached to the hair shaft and unlike dandruff will not be removed when touched. Head lice can most often be found at the nape of the neck and behind the ears.
- Should you find that your child does have head lice there are several over-the-counter shampoo-in treatments. It is advisable to contact your pediatrician if you have any questions regarding which product to use. Shampoo treatments should not be used as a preventative measure on other family members who show no signs of infestation. These products do contain pesticides and should be used only as directed.
- Please discuss with your children: not to wear other students’ hats, caps, headbands, barrettes, or scrunchies. Also please remind your children that combs and brushes should not be shared.
- Our town policy is that any student suspected of having head lice will be sent home for treatment. Likewise parents are asked to notify the nurse if they have treated their child for head lice so that we can control the spread in a classroom.
Please feel free to call with any questions on this matter. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.