• School Nurse


    National Association of School Nurses

    Role of the 21st Century Nurse

    "It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that every child has access all day, every day to a full time registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse). The school nurse serves in a pivotal role that bridges health care and education. Grounded by standards of practice, services provided by the school nurse include leadership, community/public health, care coordination, and quality improvement (NASN, 2016a)."

     "It is the position of NASN that school nurses play an essential role in keeping children healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The school nurse is a member of a unique discipline of professional nursing and is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting. Twenty‐first century school nursing practice is student‐centered, occurring within the context of the student’s family and school community (NASN, 2016a). It is essential that all students have access to a full time school nurse all day, every day (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016)."

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    Health Records Required for School Entry:

    Physical exam within the last year

    Complete Immunization Record

    • 5 DTAP (diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis) vaccines
      • 1 Tdap for students (7th and 8th grade)
      • 1 Meningococcal vaccine (7th and 8th grade---New requirement for 20-21 school year)
    • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines
    • 4 Polio vaccines (4th one after the age of 4 years old)
    • 2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine
    • 2 Varicella (chicken pox)

      

     

    Please refer to these web sites for further information on health care and vaccinations:

    Children's Comprehensive Health Guide

    Childhood Vaccine Information

     

     


     

    Screening

    A current physical will excuse your child from POSTURAL screenings

    Please submit the form below to opt-out from any of the scheduled screenings if you wish for your child NOT to participate.

    Screening Opt-Out Form

    All students will be screened as scheduled if the opt-out form provided is not received. This opt-out form was also sent to each parent/gaurdian in the welcome back letter in August.

                                           SBIRT

    School-based drug and alcohol prevention can significantly improve the academic performance
    and the physical and behavioral health of students. Schools are uniquely positioned to reach a
    broad population of young people, including those who are at risk for drug or alcohol misuse.

    Information and Tools for talking to your children:

    Speak Now

    Parents Lead

    Partnership for Drug Free Kids

    Legislation Mandating SBIRT in Schools:

    The Massachusetts Legislature passed the law that outlines the requirements for public schools in Massachusetts to participate in substance use and prevention education. Legislation can be found at https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2016/Chapter52


    Illness

     

    Med Policy

    The link below is the form to be turned in with the medication to be administered. Please follow the directions on the form. The doctor may submit their own medication order. This form must also be submitted:

    Webster Public Schools Parent/ Physician Consent Form

    Tylenol, Motrin Permission Form

     


     

    WMS COncussion

     Concussion info

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