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Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.

Should my child be in school with an illness?

  • Fever - The child should remain home with a fever greater than 100°. Fevers are generally signs of infection. The child can return to school after she/he has been fever-free for 24 hours.

  • Diarrhea/Vomiting - A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should be kept home until symptoms have been resolved for 24 hours.

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) - Your child may return to school after 24 hours of treatment.

  • Cold/Sore Throat/Cough - If cold, sore throat and cough symptoms are present with a fever and/or child is having discomfort, your child should stay home. If these symptoms do not improve, you may want to contact your health care provider.

  • Communicable Diseases - A child with a contagious disease, spread by contact, coughing or sneezing should stay home. Examples of these are flu, chicken pox, strep throat and head lice. Communicable diseases should be reported to the school nurse as soon as possible.

 Does a student need new medication orders each year?

YES!!! Please have your health care provider complete the Medication Form and return/fax it to the office at 508-351-7006.

Does my child need a doctor's order for over-the-counter-medications?

Yes. In order for us to dispense ANY medication (Advil,Tylenol) your health care provider must complete the Medication Form. Parents may then drop off the medication in the Health Office.

Does my child need a health physical every year?

Your child will need an updated physical in grade 6. However, if you child plans on playing any of our interscholastic sports, you will need to provide us with an updated physical every year. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Association (MIAA)mandates that any student athlete must have successfully passed a physical examination within thirteen months of the start of each sport season.