Staffed by a full-time registered school nurse, the Health Office is responsible for providing necessary medical attention and treatment to all students by (1) responding to immediate needs on a daily basis and (2) preparing and overseeing proper and necessary treatment for students with ongoing medical needs.
In addition, the Health Office helps establish proper procedures for the general safety and well-being of the students and develops proper protocols for students with food and other life-threatening allergies.
No medications (including over-the-counter medications) are allowed in the school without a written order from a doctor. Should a student need to take medication, proper documentation must be forwarded with the medication to the school nurse who will administer the medication at the prescribed time.
Additionally, during the year, the school nurse arranges mandated screening for vision and hearing. A postural screening is also scheduled. Referral notices are sent home if a follow-up medical examination is deemed necessary. In conjunction with the Newton Health and Human Services Department, MAA offers the influenza vaccine to our students in Kindergarten through Grade Six.
Parents are responsible for completing and providing all the necessary health paperwork before a child can be allowed to attend school. Immunizations, as required by the Board of Health, must be up-to-date.
Our school nurse, Mrs. Kelly Van Evera, is here to help. Please feel free to contact her at 617-379-5768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.