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.)
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.
Attention 7th Grade Parents: In addition to the State mandated screenings, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that we complete an additional SBIRT screening. This is an interview-based screening about the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. There will be a letter mailed home, the first week of October 2018, regarding SBIRT screening.
Illness/Injury: Please inform the school nurse with any medical problems that your child develops during the school year such as rashes, surgeries, broken bones (on crutches, etc), and contagious illnesses.
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.