Health Services

Health Services

Welcome to the Kensington Health Office Webpage!

My Name is Heather Antal and I have been the School Nurse here at KES for three years now. My goal is to have your kids learning in their classrooms as much as is possible. I try to make everyone comfortable and keep them healthy and safe while they are here at school. I enjoy seeing each and everyone of our students in health class when I have the opportunity. I manage chronic health issues and new acute health issues as they arise. I provide health screenings (eyes and ears) which can help find issues that might be impacting students’ learning. My hope is that by keeping open lines of communication with you, we can keep your kids safe, happy, healthy and learning to the best of their abilities.

Please feel free to call, drop me a line, or stop by the Health office. Thanks again for the privilege of being your School Nurse!

Heather Antal

(603) 772- 5705

(603) 772- 0502 fax

Pertussis Update

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.

The school nurses at SAU16 would like to welcome all students and parents to visit the health offices. All nurses in the district are registered nurses licensed in the State of N.H. and practice under the standards of care set up by the State of N.H. Board of Nursing. Locally we work under the direction of our school pediatrician, Kristen Johnson, M.D. Our goal in the health office is to assess, protect and promote a healthy environment for all students. To ensure a healthy environment we will dismiss ill students (to parents / guardians), who compromise their own health or the health of the school population. When necessary we make referrals to other medical providers. The health office staff will provide basic first aid and care for minor illnesses following the standing orders provided by Dr. Johnson. If you have any questions or would like further information about the policies and functions of the school health offices not contained on the website, please feel free to call or visit your child’s school nurse anytime. We are always happy to meet with parents / guardians in person.

- Sincerely, The Nurses at SAU 16

SAU 16 provides immunization and physical requirements, medical requirements, forms and health news for all students. Click here to get to the SAU 16 Health Service information

Wellness Policy

Adequate Nutrition + Physical Activity = Academic Success

Federal and state laws mandate that school districts provide students with healthy food choices while in school, whether the students are obtaining food and/or beverages from the Food Service Program, school stores, vending machines, or other sources. (SAU 16 Wellness, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Policy)

What this means is that all food served to students from the lunch room to the classroom should be a low fat, low sugar, more nutritious choice. Food brought in from home for individual consumption is excluded from this policy.

Read more: Wellness Policy