Nurse

Director of Health Services: Mrs. Elaine Lannigan

Direct Line to Nurse's Office: 508-668-8175

When is a health history required?

A health history is required at the beginning of each school year for all students enrolled.

When should I keep my student home?

The school nurse uses the following guidelines when dismissing students, please consider them when deciding if you should send your child to school:
 • Temperature over 100 degrees
 • Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
 • Conjunctivitis (pink eye), student may return after 24 hours on medication
 • Head lice, may return after lice shampoo treatment and nit removal
 • Pain from earaches, toothaches, headaches and injury that require further evaluation
 • Undiagnosed rashes or skin conditions

When should I call the Director of Health Services?

  • Whenever a new medication is prescribed for your child.
  • In the event of a new medical diagnosis.
  • Upon treatment for injury, illness or hospitalization including ER visits.
  • To notify regarding orthopedic issues requiring slings, splints or casts.
  • To discuss any concern regarding your child’s health and wellbeing.
  • In the event your child cannot participate in a class due to illness or injury.
Please complete the necessary forms for students with life threatening allergies and/or asthma.  Sign them and drop them off with EpiPens and inhalers prior to the first day of school.  

Asthma Forms                     Allergy Form


All new students, as well as Kindergarten, 4th grade and 7th grade students are required to submit a current physical. The physicals should show the dates of all vaccines received and 7th grade students should show proof of Tdap vaccine.  For new students, if a current physical is not on hand, the most recent one should be submitted until an appointment can be scheduled for an updated version.


 
Immunization Update

All students are required to have updated immunizations. The State of Massachusetts requires the following:

Entering Pre-K
 • 3 doses Hepatitis B
 • 4 doses DTap/DTP
 • 3 doses Polio
 • 1-4 doses Hib (determined by vaccine type)
 • 1 dose MMR
 • 1 dose Varicella

Entering Kindergarten
 • 3 doses Hepatitis B
 • 5 doses DTap/DTP
 • 4 doses Polio
 • 2 doses MMR
 • 2 doses Varicella
 • Flu vaccine (yearly)

Entering 7th Grade
 • 1 dose Td/Tdap booster
 • 1 dose Meningococcal
 • 3 doses HPV
 • 2 doses Varicella
 • Flu vaccine (yearly)