Health Services

  1. The services of a registered nurse are available to any student in the case of sudden illness or accident. First aid will be administered, and the parent or guardian will be notified immediately. In the event of a serious injury or extreme medical emergency, the student will be transported via ambulance to Marlboro Hospital, and parents will be notified immediately.

  2. First aid is immediate temporary care, which excludes the administration of medication.

  3. The nurse does not treat illness or accidents that happen outside the school jurisdiction. 

  4. School Health Services will include vision, hearing,  postural, and BMI screenings as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Physical examinations by a physician are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  One current physical exam is required to be on file in the nurse's office by the end of Sophomore year. Parents are still encouraged to have their children seen at least annually by the family physician.

  5. Students who must have medication administered during the school day are required to do so under the supervision and assistance of the school nurse and with the prescription of a physician. All medications are to be delivered to school by an adult from home, and all medications will be kept under the control of the nurse in the health office.

  6. When a student repeatedly fails to report for scheduled medications they will be referred to the Assistant Principal's Office for remediation including consultation with the parent and/or guardian.

  7. Communication between the parent or guardian and the school nurse relative to any health problems concerning the student is encouraged and welcomed. A student's medical problem that could affect his/her performance, safety, or general well being during school hours should be brought to the attention of the school nurse.