Nurse's Corner

School Nurse:  Courtney Arcaro, R.N.

Phone:  (207) 564-6535 ext. 1106

If your child needs to take medicine at school you will need to complete the Medication Permission Form.  Medicine may NOT be transported on the bus without prior approval.  The only medicine allowed on the bus after approval is emergency asthma, diabetes, or allergy medicine.  An adult should bring medications to school.

The action plans recommended for asthma and food allergies are available on this page or you may request one from the school nurse.

Sports Physicals
All students that play sports for SeDoMoCha are required to have a physical on file in the nurse's office prior to the start of the sports season. Summer is a great time to have this done. Please make arrangements to have your child's physical completed before school starts. A new physical is required every two (2) years from the date of your child's last physical. Students will not be allowed to participate without a current physical on file in the School Health Office. A sports physical form is available on this page, but it is not a requirement to use this form.

Hearing and vision screenings are done as required by state law and the Maine Department of Education.  Screenings are completed in 
kindergarten, first, third, fifth and seventh grades.  If the findings of these screenings are not within normal limits a referral will be sent home to the parent/guardian.  Parents and teachers may request screenings at other times if there is a concern.  Please contact the school nurse if you feel your child needs to have a vision or hearing screening completed.

Fragrances/Perfumes Allergy Notice
Please be aware that many people in our school community have allergies to many things. For a person with fragrance allergies, it can be difficult to spend time around those who are wearing perfume, body sprays, scented lotions or scented hand sanitizers. We are encouraging students to take this into consideration when getting ready for school each morning. Please help us by encouraging your children to use fragrances/body sprays sparingly.

Resources for Parents

For information on normal growth and development, illnesses, first aid, and many other topics go to:
For information on influenza:
Head lice information:
A great resource for dental health:

School Oral Health Program
RSU 68 participates in the School Oral Health Program grant provided by the ME Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  This grant provides topical fluoride treatments for children in kindergarten through grade 4.  It also provides educational resources surrounding dental health.  February is National Children's Dental Health Month and much of the educational enrichment takes place during this month. If you have any questions about the school oral health program, contact the school nurse.