Webster Middle School

    Health Office 


    Danielle Jalbert, RN, NCSN


    Stefanie Poletta, RN



    Phone:508-943-1922  x 24026

    Fax: 508-949-2648


    School nurse must receive all requirements below to administer medications at school:

    • Doctor’s order
    • Signed Medication Consent for Parents and MD 
    • Pharmacy labeled medication bottle or in original packaging for over the counter medications
    • Medications to be brought into school by an adult
    • Please Note:
      • Students are NOT allowed to carry medications on them while at school.
      • Students are NOT allowed to transport prescription or over the counter medications to school.




    Health Records Required for School Entry:

    • Physical exam within the last year
    • Complete Immunization Record
      • 5 DTAP (diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis) vaccines
      • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines
      • 4 Polio vaccines (4th dose after the age of 4 years old)
      • 2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine
      • 2 Varicella (chicken pox)

    7th and 8th grade

    • 1 Tdap 
    • 1 Meningococcal vaccine 
      • Both vaccines after age 11



    Physicals and Immunizations

    Sports- Students playing sports must have a current physical on file in the health office to be eligible to try out.  

    7th grade- Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines must be on file for the start of school or your child will be excluded from school.

    Physicals- Remember to send a copy of your child’s yearly physical as soon as possible to keep it up to date in the school health record.



    Sick guidelines for when to keep your child home: 

    • FOLLOW Webster Public Schools COVID quarantine and testing guidelines  - contact nurse with specific questions (See below for COVID protocols)


    • Temperature of 100 or more.  Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
    • Vomiting or diarrhea present during the past 24 hours. Your child must be free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • If on an antibiotic for a contagious illness (such as strep throat or pink eye), the child must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Live lice or nits under 1 inch from the scalp, please treat and keep home.
      • See lice policy in the student handbook


    COVID-19 Protocols SY 2021-2022 (updated 8/30/2021)

    The Webster Public School District is committed to providing a safe environment for students and staff during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. The protocols outlined below are subject to change based on guidance and data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Public Health (DPH) and, the Local Board of Health (LBOH), Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 


    COVID-19 Exposure Plan

    The following outlines the plan that will be followed by the school nurses in coordination with building and district administration for possible or known exposure to COVID-19. 



    A confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case

    • 10 days of isolation from onset of symptoms, can return on day 11 (as long as symptoms have improved). 



    A close contact is defined as an individual who was within 6 feet of a positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24 hour period

    • For in school exposure
      • Those under 3 feet of the positive individual will have to quarantine
      • Those who are within 3-6 feet of the positive individual will be notified of possible exposure, but will not have to quarantine 
    • For community exposure - those within 6 feet of the positive individual will have to quarantine
    • Close contacts who are fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine as long as they are asymptomatic. If symptoms develop, they should stay home from school and be tested. 


    Testing during quarantine:

    • No test - 10 days of quarantine are required. Can return on day 11 if asymptomatic. 
    • Negative test on day 5, 6 or 7 - can return on day 8 if asymptomatic. **
    • Positive test at any point during quarantine - see above Isolation timeline. 
    • **Documentation of the negative test with name, date test was done, and test result is required to be turned into the School Nurse in order to return to school earlier than day 11 of quarantine. 


    Under Investigation:

    • Those who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should not report to school if symptoms are present prior to the school day, and should contact their School Nurse to discuss next steps. 
    • If symptoms develop during the school day, the individual should report to the School Nurse for assessment. 
    • Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals who are symptomatic will require testing for COVID-19 at the direction of the School Nurse. 
    • If students/staff are dismissed from school with illness, the classroom will be sprayed with disinfectant known to be effective against COVID-19 as a precaution by the custodians as requested by the School Nurse. 

    Education during quarantine/isolation/investigation:

    It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and/or student to communicate with the WPS teachers to get make-up work during the quarantine period, as remote learning is not approved as time on learning by DESE for the 2021-2022 school year.


    COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies


    According to public health experts, wearing a face covering/mask that covers the nose and the mouth and secures under the chin is the best mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


    In alignment with recommendations from public health experts, all staff and students in the Webster Public Schools will have to wear face coverings while indoors regardless of vaccination status (see Face Covering Policy for full details & exceptions). 


    Outdoor Activities:

    Masks are not required when outdoors. No masks need to be worn during outdoor activities due to the low transmission rate of COVID-19 in outdoor settings. Mask breaks should be outdoors whenever possible.



    WPS will attempt to have 3 feet distance between students when masks are off while students are eating. Students will be facing forward and all seats will face the same direction. 



    No social distancing requirements will be in place between student desks. Teachers will assign seats and maintain seating charts to assist with contact tracing. 



    Masks are required to be worn by all students when riding the bus. Windows will be down 2” to improve ventilation, so parents/guardians/students should dress accordingly during times of inclement weather.


    Additional Cleaning:

    School nurses will coordinate with custodial staff for additional cleaning as needed when individuals are under investigation, quarantine or isolation. 


    Yearly Screening Schedule:                                                                                                                                                  

    Grade 5

     Grade 6

    Grade 7

    Grade 8












    *Screenings will be conducted throughout the school year

    **If the screening opt-out form attached is not received your student will be screened