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District Health Policies & Guidelines


As a health services team, we are working hard to keep ourselves updated on the most current medical advice from the most trusted sources. If you have any questions or need support for your student's medical needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Health Services Team listed below.

FES Nursing Staff  FES Health Services page 

Kellie Schimelman RN 207-347-3152, fax 207-781-1023
Lindsay Wissink RN  207-347-3152, fax 207-181-1023


FMS Nursing Staff  FMS Health Services page 

Jean Barbour RN 207-781-1020, fax 207-781-1021


FHS Nursing Staff  FHS Health Services page 

Beth Luce RN 207-781-1321, fax 207-781-1022


Falmouth School District Physician

Charles de Sieyes MD


General Illness Guidelines

Students who become ill during the school day will be assessed by the school nurse and receive appropriate care and supervision in the nurse’s office. The school nurse will dismiss the student only after a parent or other designated emergency contact has been informed. In accordance with Maine Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, a child should not attend school if he/she exhibits one or more of the following symptoms or infections:

  • Fever – fever is defined as having a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher. Students should be fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Diarrhea – watery, foul-smelling, runny and/or bloody stools. Should be free from diarrhea episodes for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting – in the last 24-hour period.
  • Rash – an unexplained rash with fever or behavioral change. Child can return to school if a physician has determined the illness is not communicable and fever is gone.
  • Bacterial infections requiring antibiotics. If your child is placed on antibiotics for any kind of infection please consult school nurse for return to school recommendations.

Students with these symptoms cannot comfortably participate in program activities and unnecessarily expose others to their illnesses.