Denise Raisanen is the school's nurse. She not only is trained in helping students who are sick or injured, she also assists with screening tests, dispensing medications, and providing information to students, parents, and staff members. To speak with Mrs. Raisanen, you may call 775-8948. Health forms you may need can be downloaded from the SAU16 website: Physician's Request for Medication Administration, Parental Form for Dispensing of Medication, and a Physical Form.
Mrs. Graham is our Attendance and Health Office Secretary. If a child is to arrive to school later than 8:30, or if a child will be absent, the parent must call Mrs.Graham (775-8954) prior to that time. If a call is not made, we will attempt to call home looking for the child. If we are unable to make contact with a parent or guardian, the Exeter Police Department will help by driving over to the house to check on the child’s safety.
Staff at SAU 16 have been working with the NH Department of Health and Human Services to control pertussis in the Exeter High School. Pertussis - also known as whooping cough - is a cough syndrome caused by infection by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Since the first patients were confirmed at our school in June 2018, it appears the number of new cases has decreased and is back to our community's baseline level. To protect yourself and prevent additional cases, please be sure that you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations and, if your child is exhibiting signs of pertussis, please keep your child home from school and school related events and seek medical care with your usual provider. Also, remember to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our community as healthy as possible.