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UXBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Students transferring to UHS must have all immunizations
up-to-date including a recent physical exam (within one
year) before they can be admitted. Sports physicals should
ideally cover the athlete through all seasons.
Orange card approval is required prior to try outs.
Seniors: Be sure to have a copy of your updated medical
information for college admission.
Sophomore vision and hearing is evaluated each spring.
Please contact Tara Schiller @ 508-278-8647 ext. 2102 or by
with any questions.
MCCLOSKEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
School provides health services for all students and staff.
There is a strong relationship between the health and
welfare of a child and the readiness to learn during the
school day. We encourage our students to get adequate rest
and start their day with breakfast before school. It is also
important that every student has a health care provider,
dental provider and health insurance. Assistance in
acquiring these resources is available through the school
In order to
maintain the health and well being of our students, it is
important for families to understand the following state and
local health policies put into place:
have an updated physical on file prior to the first day of
school for grade 7 along with updated immunizations. Failure
to comply will result in exclusion from school until all
requirements are met. (Parents may refer to Massachusetts
School Immunization Requirements)
State Law requires all school children to be properly
immunized against communicable disease. State law requires
immunizations against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps
rubella, hepatitis B, polio and varicella.
Participation in school sports:
participating in a middle school sport must have an up to
date physical on file by the first day of a tryout. Parents
must be aware that if the student’s
physical expires at any time during the sport season,
a new physical must be obtained. Failure to comply will
result in exclusion from participating on the team
The school nurse
may dismiss a student to a parent/guardian due to illness.
It is important to keep emergency contact information
updated at all times. Students are not allowed to contact
parents for dismissal without seeing the school nurse.
by order of the school physician to dispense Tylenol,
Ibuprofen, Benadryl, and TUMS to students are given at the
discretion of the school nurse. Parents will be notified if
a student frequently asks for medication.
health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, life threatening
allergies may carry their own medication (EpiPens, inhalers,
insulin dietary enzymes) during the school day. Written
permission is required by the physician and the parent.
requiring short or long term medication during the school
day must provide proper documentation by the prescribing
physician, a signed consent from the parent and a 30 day
supply of the medication. If a dosage level changes at any
time, a new order from the physician must be provided.
Students are not allowed to transport medication to and from
Students are not
allowed to carry any other medication with them during the
This is a health
and safety issue that protects all students in our school as
many medications can have serious side effects. Cold
/Allergy medications, or any other medicines cannot be
carried by the student. If a parent brings in medication for
their child (due to a missed dose), the child will be called
out of class and the medication will be dispensed by the
Annual Health Screenings
screenings are done according to Massachusetts state
guidelines. These are done to help protect and maintain the
health of your child. Postural screenings are done on all
students in grades 6-8. Only positive results are
communicated to parents. Vision and hearing screenings are
performed on all students throughout the year. We encourage
our students to have their glasses with them on screening
State Law requires the measurement of all grade 7 students
Body Mass Index (an indicator for healthy body weight). The
results of the student’s
BMI will be directly communicated to parents or legal
guardians in writing by mail. The results will not be given
to the student. Parents may request in writing that their
child not participate in the BMI screening.
understand that these screenings are mandated by
Massachusetts Department of Public Health and are put in
place to ensure the health and well-being of all of our
students. Please refer to
for additional information.
Special Health Care Needs
certain health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, seizure
disorders, severe allergies etc. should contact the school
nurse to share any information needed to ensure the health
and safety of their child during the school day. Parents
should also make their child’s
bus driver aware that their child has a health condition.
have a documented life-threatening allergy to foods, latex
etc. may carry their own EpiPen in school. We ask that a
second EpiPen be kept in the nurse’s
office along with a small picture of the student for quick
identification. Physician’s orders are also required.
area in the cafeteria will be provided at the request of the
parent as well as the child’s
Changes in a
health status during the school year may affect their
academic performance. Please let us know of any change so
that we may assist with any needed accommodations.
WHITIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
grade students are required to have a physical exam by their
physician before entering fifth grade and a report submitted
to the school nurse. Please contact Mrs.Donatelli @
508-278-6361 or by email at
if you have any questions.
hearing screening for all grades will be held during the
school year with subsequent parent notification of need for
further evaluation when necessary.
Policy: No medications, including over-the-counter (OTC),
may be administered at school without a physician’s written
order. Parental permission may be granted to administer
Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, and TUMS on the annual medical
information form submitted at the beginning of the school
year. All other medications must be delivered to Whitin by
an adult with written parental and MD authorization.
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is a common complaint of young children in group settings.
Please notify the school nurse if detected as the class will
be screened to limit infestation and assistance will be
given to families.
TAFT EARLY LEARNING
All students starting
kindergarten in the fall must have updated
immunizations and a recent physical. Any student with
incomplete records will not be allowed to start until
records are complete. If your child has an appointment for a
physical later in the school year, pleases contact the
office with that information. Contact Ms. Padula @ 508
278-8643 ext. 104 if you have any questions.
Kindergarten vision & hearing screening will take place in
March for all students.
Ms Padula's Website