Friedman School Nurse
Melissa Cabral MSN, RN
Rebecca Robertson BSN, RN
It is recommended that medication be administered at home. Students who MUST receive medication during school hours are required to comply with state regulations to ensure their health and safety. These regulations apply to prescription AND over-the counter medications (including Tylenol, Motrin, and cough drops, for example).
1. Written consent provided by parent/legal guardian
2. Medication order provided by licensed prescriber
3. Medication must be delivered in a pharmacy or manufacturer’s labeled container by a responsible adult.
(These forms are available from the school nurse and/or through the links listed below and must be completed each school year.)
As you may be aware, the CDC has reported influenza is widespread for Southeastern Massachusetts. If your child is exhibiting any signs/symptoms of flu they must remain home per doctor guidelines/till 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol/Motrin). Stay healthy!
Parents of students entering 7th grade Fall 2019: An updated Physical Exam (conducted after 3/1/2018) and immunization record (Tdap) are required for 7th grade entry. Please ask your PCP for a copy of these and forward to the school nurse prior to August 29, 2019.
All annual health screenings have been completed for this year (vision, hearing, scoliosis). A physician referral has been sent home with your child if they have failed the screening at school. Please have a physician fill out the referral and return to school. Thank you!
General guidelines for keeping your child home from school:
Annual Health Card Update: Please complete and return this card promptly, to communicate any health concerns and to provide accurate contact information. This ensures that you are notified, without delay, in the event of an illness or injury presenting at school.
Immunization Exemptions: All exemptions to vaccination, religious and/or medical, must be renewed annually at the start of each school year, per MA Dept of Public Health regulations. Documentation of a medical exemption should be obtained from your student's Primary Care Provider.