LPS School Nurses
 
Welcome to the School Nurses' Website!
 
Health care services are provided by registered nurses in each of our nine schools. Every school has a registered nurse available to provide health care services whenever school is in session. With nearly 60,000 office visits recorded during the 2012-13 school year, our primary mission is to provide exceptional health services to support every student’s academic success. A nurse leader supervises district-wide health office activities and assures compliance with regulatory standards set by the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health (MDPH) and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). A school physician serves as an adviser to the nurses.
 
Please help the school nurse care for your child by informing the nurse if your child has:
  • any chronic or acute illnesses
  • a new medication or change in medication dosage
  • been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
  • a life-threatening or new allergy
  • a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion
  • an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
Please help the school nurse by:
  • Updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so the nurse can always reach you
  • Sharing if there is an event at home or in the family that may impact your child at school such as military deployment, birth, or death of a family member or of a beloved pet.
 Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present
  • Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
  • Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
  • Untreated lice (pediculosis) infestation 
Children with pain should be taken seriously, especially in young children. Earaches, toothaches, and headaches should be evaluated.

Click here for MDPH Clinical Advisory Enterovirus More information may also be found on the
 
 
Flu Clinics Information    
Flu Vaccine Information: Flu Vaccine Information
Flu Vaccine Consent Form Flu Consent 2014-15
Information about Flu Clinics and vaccines may be found at the Town Health Division's website