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.  
  • Lice
  • 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

Tel: 781-455-0455 ext. 258
Fax: 781-455-0412
Health Office Hours
The Nurse is available in the Health Office daily 15 minutes before the start of school and 30 minutes after the school day ends.