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Welcome to The Nurse's Office

Dear Parents/Guardian,

Welcome to CHS Health Services, The Nurse's Office.  My name is Merry Joy Naeher-Olson.  I had the privilege of graduating from CHS in 1989!  It is a blessing to be the nurse at my alma mater. 

As School Nurse, I am here for the benefit of your children. I work within a framework mandated by the State of Connecticut regarding preventive health services. These services include hearing, vision and scoliosis screening, compliance with immunization law, and maintenance of records that also include regular physical exams and medical clearance to play team sports. My standing orders are dictated by the Trumbull Medical Director and are authorized by the town’s Medical Advisory Board. 

We ask parents/guardians to notify the school nurse if their child has any medical problems, e.g. allergies, experiencing a stressful situation, chronic illness, vision or hearing difficulties, recent surgery etc. The school nurse will work with the child’s physician, parent, and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child may benefit from his/her educational program.

All medications are administered by the school nurse during school hours. Only FDA-approved medications are administered. Metered-dose inhalers, insulin pumps and Epi-pens for upper level students may be self-administered with appropriate completed forms. District policy does not permit students to self-administer over the counter (OTC) or prescribed medications during school.  All OTC meds must be brought from home and left in the nurse's office along with a Medical Authorization Form.  Documentation from the child’s physician and parent/guardian signature is required by State of Connecticut School Health Laws for all medications given during school hours. Medical forms are available here on the website.

My door is always open. If we haven’t met, please stop by, or feel free to call me with any questions that you may have.

Merry Joy

Merry Joy Naeher-Olson, RN, BSN, NCSN
School Nurse