The goal of School Health Services is the maintenance and promotion of all children's health and safety in the school environment. ¬†Children's academic success is directly related to their state of physical and emotional health. ¬†The School Nurse collaborates with parents, students and school staff to assess and evaluate the student's health care needs. ¬†This collaboration ensures the coordination of a student's health needs with the educational process. ¬†
When to call the School Nurse: ¬†
Parents/guardians are encouraged to call any time with concerns and specifically for the following reasons:
A new diagnosis or change in your child's health status
A new medication
A change in current medication
A fracture, sprain or stitches
A contagious disease such as chicken pox, flu, strep throat etc.
Absence for an extended period of time
Recent changes in your family that may affect your child
When to keep your Child Home from School:
A communicable disease
Fever greater than 100 degrees F within the last 24 hours
Vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours
Pain that requires narcotic medications
Upper respiratory illness with significant nasal discharge and/or coughing
News and Announcements
Reminder to all parents/guardians to forward documentation of completed physical exams and updated immunizations to the Health Office as soon as they are available.
Carol Freedman, RN, BSN, NCSN
High Rock School 77 Ferndale Road Needham, MA 02492
The Needham Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, and ensure that all students and employees have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges and courses of study.