A page dedicated to the relationship between school and your child’s health

Ashaway School Nurse: Lisa Tuck

  Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm


Phone: 401-315-2889

** COVID-19: During this global health crisis, please contact me via email if you have ANY concerns, questions, worries, needs, and if I cannot help you myself, I will be able to direct you to someone who can. I am prepared to offer resources if you need them, and am happy to help in any way possible, if only just to ease your mind. We'll get through this!

Not sure whether to send your child to school or not? When in doubt...

Flu and other Communicable Diseases

*We’ve sure had our fair share of Flu here at Ashaway, as have all schools in R.I., according to the Department of Health! I have sent home notices reminding you to keep your child home if vomiting or feverish, and this is always the case. A child should be fever-free and no vomiting for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If they’ve had a positive Strep test, they should be treated with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning. 

*FYI It’s NOT too late for your family to get your flu shots and is still recommended by the RI DoH.

* We are doing everything to minimize transmission of viruses here at school, and our amazing custodians work extra hard at this time of year. The simple things we should all be doing to keep healthy:   * Wash your hands often with soap and water * for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. * Stay home when you are sick. * Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. * Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or into your elbow.

Vision Screen


Vision Screening was held on Thursday, March 12th for all Ashaway students. A big THANKS to the Chariho Centennial Lions Club for helping out this year! If your child needs a referral to an eye professional, a letter will be sent home with them this week.

Dental Screening

Thank you to Wood River Health Services’ Dental Clinic, who came in and screened your children on 2/25! They screened 199 students!! If your child needed a referral for dental work or further evaluation, one was sent home with your child the next day! If you did not get a referral home with your child, it means he or she passed with flying colors!!


Links related to Health Forms you might need:

Prescription Medication Form - if you need for me to give any medication to your child that is not one of the over-the-counters that you’ve given permission for me to give, I will need this form completed and signed by their provider, and the prescription bottle of medication for your child.

Asthma Action Plan- for any student with an Asthma diagnosis

Vaccine Exemption Form (Medical) and Vaccine Exemption Form (Religious) annually, for any student who is exempt from any vaccinations

Food Allergy Plan - for any child who has a serious food allergy