Absences

If your child is absent, please call the absence lines with the reason.

If your child is ill, please report what the symptoms are: sore throat, fever, cough, vomiting or diarrhea, etc.  Children who have had a fever (100 or above) must not return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication (Tylenol/Advil etc)

Call: 603.742.3617   Lower School ext. 112          Upper School ext. 123

If you have any questions about whether your child should be in school, please call to speak with the nurse at ext. 108.

Current Student Health News

National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23!

For more than 50 years National Poison Prevention Week has been a time to recognize the importance of the nation’s regional poison centers and to promote safe practices to prevent poisonings.

Every day, the Northern New England Poison Center provides fast help to people of all ages, from infants to people in their 90s. Our poison experts include doctors, nurses and pharmacists, who take calls from homes, schools and workplaces, as well as from other health care providers, helping to treat poisonings and answering questions related to possible poisons.

Everybody has a role to play in treating and preventing poisonings. Here are a few ways you can help.

Be prepared

You never know when you or someone you love will need the poison center. The number one thing you can do is be ready with the poison center number.

  • Save the poison center number, 1-800-222-1222, in your cell phone. If you are reading this on your phone, you can download our vCard to add us to your contacts. You can also text the NNEPC by sending the word POISON to 85511.
  • Order a free magnet to put on your refrigerator or keep near your home phone.
  • Know what to expect when you call the poison center. If you’ve never called before, it’s natural to be a bit nervous the first time. To help, we’ve put together a guide on what to expect, and what kind of questions the poison specialist will ask.

Follow poison prevention principles

Most safety steps for preventing poisonings fall into one of three basic principles:

 Student Health Forms

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SNAP HEALTH PORTAL

 

Portsmouth Christian Academy has chosen the SNAP Health Portal for parents to better connect you with your child’s health and wellness information on any device – anytime, anywhere. Because we require this health information to be in a secure environment, each parent has a unique username and password. Once logged in, you will be able to access the Portal and enjoy the benefits below:

  • Electronically sign forms and provide permissions for over the counter medication
  • Send/receive encrypted, secure communications to/from your school nurse
  • Update your student’s health info, including allergies and medical conditions
  • Electronically send doctor’s orders or changes to orders
  • Receive notifications when prescription medicines are in need of a refill
  • For additional information on how we protect student privacy and more, visit our FAQs

Please take a moment to access your account if you have not already done so. Go to the SNAP Health Portal (www.studentehr.com) and enter your unique username and password. If you do not have this info, follow the link and enter the email you use for PCA communication and select “forgot password.” SNAP will reset it for you.

For more information about SNAP you can view this video.

 

Student Health_ImportantNews_portfolioYour participation is vital in making sure that PCA is aware of your child’s health information. SNAP allows for quick and easy communication between home and PCA because you can provide updates on illness and any instructions you may have for short term concerns (cough drops, bandage changes, braces tightened, ice, etc.). After this year, student health forms should be paperless.

 

The following information should be entered into SNAP from home:

  • Asthma/Allergy alerts-add notes and scan the action plans
  • Immunizations-enter the dates of the immunizations and scan record
  • Physicals-scan
  • Over-the-counter medications permission
  • Prescription medication permission(to include written documentation from doctor)

Already sent in forms or have not had a need to update records this year? We are working to update your information in the SNAP system for you.

All new students must have their immunization record and a current physical submitted in order to be compliant with the State of New Hampshire requirements.

Contact Donna Wyman if you have questions. 603.742.3617, ext. 108

 Information from the Nurse

New Hampshire School Immunization Requirements

Physical Exam Form  For new students and returning students playing sports. If your doctor has a standard form you may use that and upload it directly to SNAP or send it. If your doctor does not have a form please use the PCA Physical Exam Form.

First Aid Information

2017-18 School Year Update

The SNAP Health Portal is used to maintain student health records. This program is similar to what doctor’s offices are using and is highly encrypted for safety.

For those who are already in the system from last year, you should have received an email asking that you update your child’s health information(physicals, immunizations, over-the counter medication permission, and any health conditions). You will receive a reminder to check your child’s information every time I add something, when it recognizes that your child is due for an immunization, or once a month for a routine review. You will need to confirm that you have reviewed/updated the information.

New students will be added as soon as possible and an invitation to SNAP will be sent to parents. For those with more than one student, you will only need to log on once and you will have access to then all.

In an effort to make this a paperless process, all forms that are usually sent in the fall, will now be updated by you as they occur.

If you need assistance, SNAP also allows you to send an email through the portal which will give PCA nurse Donna Wyman an alert notification. Please let her know if you are having any problems with the system.