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School Nurse

Erika Olivera, Nurse

A school nurse ensures that students are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

In accordance with Connecticut General statutes, each student enrolled in the Waterbury school system is required to have a health assessment by a legally qualified practitioner of medicine (physician or osteopath licensed to practice in the United States), or by an advanced practice registered nurse, or Physician Assistant licensed to practice in Connecticut according to the following schedule:

  • Prior to initial entrance into preschool programs
  • Prior to initial entrance into kindergarten
  • For transfer students, prior to initial entrance into the Waterbury schools

Please contact our nurse for information on physicals, immunizations, medication administration forms, and medication drop-off.


Medication Policy:

No medication will be given without a written prescription from a licensed physician/dentist, a written parent request and approval from the School Medical Advisor.

The following guidelines must be met:

  • Medication must be brought to school by an adult responsible for the child’s care.
  • Medication must be in the original container, with label stating how it is to be given.
  • No more than a 45-day supply of medication should be brought in a one time.
  • All medications must be picked up by the parent after the order for giving medication has expired or the school year ends.  All medication not picked up will be destroyed.