Parker School Nurse
Nancy Vincent BSN, RN
Important Health Information
Prior to the start of 7th grade, students are required to have the TDAP vaccine and a physical exam dated within 18 months of preceding entry into 7th grade. This information can be brought in or faxed to 508.821.1146.
School Based Health Center:
Located at Friedman school and is staffed by a nurse practitioner. She is available by appointment for physical exams immunizations and sick visits. The phone number is 508.821.5779.
If your child needs health insurance, please contact the school nurse for information and application for Mass Health.
Annual Health Update Card:
Please complete both sides of this card and return it to the school nurse promptly. Update all phone numbers as needed so that we may contact you should your child become ill or injured at school. This is where you sign for permission that your child may receive acetaminophen.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health mandates the following health screenings for our student population:
Body Mass Index (height/weight): Grade 7
Hearing: Grade 7
Postural (scoliosis): Grades 5, 6 and 7
SBIRT*(making healthy decisions to minimize risk of substance abuse): Grade 7
Vision: Grades 5 and 7
All screenings are conducted confidentially by a school nurse, in private, individual sessions.
If your child has completed any of these screenings with their primary care provider, please provide the school nurse with documentation. If you do not want your child to participate in any of the screenings, please provide the school nurse with a written request specifying your directives. *A separate notification, with information on and the option to not participate in, SBIRT will be sent home prior to scheduling of screenings. Please contact the school nurse with any questions/concerns.
You will be notified by letter of any concerns detected during screenings. Please have the appropriate referral completed and returned to the school nurse as soon as possible.
Please notify the school nurse should you require any assistance with this process. TPS nurses participate in the Sight for Students program. This program assists families who do not have vision insurance coverage and who meet the program’s income requirements, by providing gift certificates for free eye exams and free eyeglasses, if prescribed.
All exemptions to vaccination, religious and/or medical, must be renewed annually at the start of the school year per MA department of Public Health regulations. Documentation of a medical exemption should be from the primary care physician.
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 medication like ibuprofen, cough medicine etc.
1. Need Written consent by parent or guardian.
2. Need 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 through the links provided below. They must completed for each school year.