Welcome to the Health Office at Central Middle School
Tel: 203-413-8408 Fax: 203-661-2576
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Health Forms and Immunizations are required for all new students registering to attend the Greenwich Public Schools and again as they enter grades 3, 6 and 10. 7th grade students require updated immunization documentation only. Students will not be permitted to attend school without a completed health form on file with the school. For more information go to Health Forms and Immunizations.
TIPS FOR UPCOMING TICK SEASON
●Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
●Walk in the center of trails.
●Use repellent that contains 20 percent or more DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 on exposed skin for protection that lasts several hours.
○Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth.
●Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pre-treated clothing is available and may be protective longer.
●The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool to help you select the repellent that is best for you and your family.
●Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you.
●Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.
●Examine gear and pets. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs.
●Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing after you come indoors.
○If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed.
○If the clothes require washing first, hot water is recommended. Cold and medium temperature water will not kill ticks effectively. If the clothes cannot be washed in hot water, tumble dry on low heat for 90 minutes or high heat for 60 minutes. The clothes should be warm and completely dry.
For more information: Greenwich Public Schools School Health Services