School Nurse

Reminders from the nurses:

Illnesses:

* If your child has a fever (100.4 or greater), please keep him/her home until their temperature is normal for 24 hours without the help of fever reducing medication.
* Please keep your child home from school if (s)he has vomiting or diarrhea.
* A child with pink eye, conjunctivitis should stay home until (s)he is on the medicine for 24 hours.

Medication:

* No medication, prescription or over the counter, may be dispensed without the written order of a licensed physician and parental consent. All orders must be renewed each school year.
*  All medications must be in the original container, properly labeled, with valid dates, and delivered to the school by a responsible adult.
*  Medication not retrieved by the end of the year will be destroyed.

Screening/Vaccines:

*If you received a letter saying that your child is missing a vaccine or failed a vision, hearing or scoliosis screening with us, please follow up with his/her doctor and submit a copy of that visit to us.
*Massachusetts state law requires all high school students have a physical by the end of 10th grader. Please submit a copy if you haven’t already.

Vaping Awareness:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/18/760635457/the-vaping-illness-outbreak-what-we-know-so-far

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf

The School Health Program is open every school day. It is staffed by two nurses certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education.  They are:

  • Phone: 508-528-5400
  • Ms. Hickey x130
  • Ms. Bourgette x107
  • Fax: 508-528-6074 (Attn: School Nurse)

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