Health and Wellness Updates
If your child has had a recent physical examination or immunizations, please ask your child's physician for a copy for the school nurse.
As an update, staff at SAU 16 have been working with the NH Department of Health and Human Services to control pertussis in the Exeter High School. Pertussis - also known as whooping cough - is a cough syndrome caused by infection by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Since the first patients were confirmed at our school in June 2018, it appears the number of new cases has decreased and is back to our community's baseline level. To protect yourself and prevent additional cases, please be sure that you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations and, if your child is exhibiting signs of pertussis, please keep your child home from school and school related events and seek medical care with your usual provider. Also, remember to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our community as healthy as possible.
P.E. and Recess Participation
A doctor's note excusing a child from P.E. or recess for a brief time will be honored. If minor accommodations need to be made to allow a child to participate in P.E. or recess, please contact the school nurse to discuss.
All medications (prescription and over the counter) need to be brought to directly to the Nurse's office, by a parent, in its original container or a prescription bottle. Please do not send any medications in your child's backpack. Contact the school nurse with any questions.
Dietary Guidelines for daily sodium intake for Adults and Children are as follows: Adults: 1500 to 2300 mg per day (about a teaspoon), Children 4-8 years of age: no more than 1200 mg per day. Children 9-18: no more than 1500 mg per day.