Welcome to the nurse’s office
During school hours, the health office is staffed by a certified nurse. The nurse administers first aid and medications. The nurse is also available to discuss children-specific health needs in the school environment, to answer questions and to address any health concerns.
To contact the nurse:
- Call :978-443-1093 ext.1114
- Email : Lisa Nigrelli
Additional health information and forms can be found here.
Two types of children’s cough syrup are being voluntarily recalled by Perrigo Company after dosing cups with incorrect markings were included in the packaging. Click HERE for more information.
For the upcoming school year, be sure to have all care plans (allergy and asthma) and medication authorization forms signed by your physician and completed over the summer before the first day of school and return to the Health Office when you drop off your child’s epi-pens, inhalers and medications. These forms (Student Asthma Action Plans, Allergy Action Plans, Medication Authorization Forms, etc.) are now available on the SPS website under “Forms” in the Nursing section. Please note that these forms will no longer be mailed home to families at the end of June.
Reminder – all medication must be delivered to school by a parent or guardian in a container with the original pharmacy label. Prescription medications require a physician’s authorization, so please remember to obtain that as well (this includes asthma and epi-pen orders).
Classroom teachers and specialists will be notified of any medical concerns in a confidential manner, as needed.
Please pick up any remaining medications/epi-pens/inhalers from THIS year by June 24th, as they cannot be stored at the school over the summer. All medication not picked up will be disposed of.
Also, this past year, the school nurses were able to obtain free stock epi-pens for our health offices through a program offered by Mylan Pharmaceutics. They are now offering up to six (up to three 2-pack cartons) for $0 copay for families. With insurance coverage, this means for most families the epi-pens would be available at no cost. Click HERE for more information about this program.
As flu season approaches, please review this Flu Guide for important information and reminders regarding the flu.
Acetaminophen is found in more than 600 different prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including pain relievers, fever reducers, and sleep aids as well as cough, cold, and allergy medicines. When used as directed, it is safe and effective. But taking more than directed is an overdose and can lead to liver damage. Learn more. knowyourdose.org
We all know a child with a food allergy. Whether it’s your own child or a friends. Please view this online video to increase your food allergy awareness. It highlights basic facts about food allergies and the constant need for prevention and preparedness. The presentation was designed to help foster an understanding and supportive community. There is also a video for young children: http://www.allergyhome.org/schools/