WHS Health Services

 

Dear High School Families,

 

Per Weston Public Schools policy, no food can be left in either the Main or Attendance Offices.

If you need to deliver a forgotten lunch or food for a class project or Advisory event, there is a large shelf designated for drop-off in the far right-hand corner of the cafeteria (outside the door to TEC) marked “Student Food Drop Off”.  Neither refrigeration nor supervision is available, and the table will be cleared of any leftover items and disposed of nightly by the custodians.

 

To deliver other items for your students, see the following:

            -Medications or medical paperwork go the Nurses’ Office

            -Sports equipment or food for after-school team activities and games go the Athletics Office

 

Confused? Stop in the Main Office we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction! Thank you.

 

Importance of Returning the Annual Nurse Emergency Form
9/17/15
 
Welcome back and I hope your year is off to a fabulous start. As a reminder it is important to download, print, complete and return via mail the “Annual Nurse Emergency Form” every year.  Along with permission for non-prescription medication to be given to your child, it also provides emergency contact information, an alternative for dismissal or health care in the event a parent/guardian cannot be reached, and other health information you may wish to share confidentially.  These forms were mailed in August to all in-coming grade 9 and new students.  Upper grade students’ families were directed by email to download the form from the website, complete both sides and return to the Nurses’ Office at the start of school.  We have not received a majority of upperclassmen forms!
This form is not related to anything that may have already been completed for Fall Athletics.  If you have not already done so, please take care of this very important “back-to-school” piece of business.
 Any medication administered to, or taken by, any High School student is governed by regulations put forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  Circumstances are extensively and specifically detailed in 105 CMR 210.00.
Prescription medication carried by a student: (Epi-Pen’s, asthma and diabetes supplies) require that a licensed prescriber’s order and parent/guardian consent be on file in each School Nurses’ office, regardless of the age of the student.  Other prescription medications must be stored in a locked cabinet and administered by the Nurse. Delegation to other staff members is only allowed in certain circumstances, and no student is to be carrying any other type of medication on their person or in a backpack or handbag during school hours.
Non-prescription medications (Tylenol/Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Benadryl and antacid tablets) are available to students under the standing orders of our School Physician, Robin Jones MD, and ONLY with the written permission of a parent/guardian that must renewed yearly.
Thank you for help. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.
 
Medication Administration Requirements for School Year 2015-2016
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
If your child takes medication at school, please go to the Weston Public Schools website and download the necessary forms for the physician and parents/guardians to complete for the 2015-16 school year.
 
On the WPS website, go to Quick Links, All Forms, and print the forms you need, or select from the links below:
 
For medication administration at school you will need:  
 
For asthma medications you will need:
 
For Epinephrine Autoinjector (EpiPen, EpiPen Jr., or Auvi-Q) you will need:
 
You may also stop by the nurse’s office at your child’s school to pick up the necessary forms.
 
Completed forms should be returned via US mail, email, or fax to:
Health Services
Weston High School
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Fax: 781-786-5839
Email: byrnel@weston.org
 
A reminder:  Please pick up your child’s medication in the nurse’s office before the last day of school. Any medication left beyond the last day of school will be disposed of.
 
Sincerely,
Patricia M. Wright, RN, BSN, M.Ed., NCSN
School Nurse Leader
Weston Public Schools
 

 

 

Weston Health Services

Mission Statement

 

  • We support the vision of the Weston Public Schools by actively collaborating with parents, faculty, staff and the community to advance the well-being, academic success and lifelong learning of our students.
  • While respecting individuality, the school nurses facilitate positive responses to normal development; promote the health and safety of all students and staff; intervene in the case of actual or potential health and/or emotional problems; and provide case management.
  • We aspire to build student and family capacity for adaption, self-management, self-advocacy and learning, thus assisting our students to become productive citizens of the increasingly diverse and global society.

The high school nurse is available during school hours for direct care services, case management and confidential consultation. Return to school after an extended illness, accident or surgery and medically excused absences must be arranged through the Health Office.  Students participating in athletics must show proof of a current physical examination will have their Sports Clearance overseen by Health Services.

 

Kathleen Becker, MS, RN, NCSN is the High School Nurse.  Please call 781-786-5830 with any questions, concerns or changes in your child’s health status. 

 

 

Kathy Becker, MS, RN, NCSN

Telephone: 781-786-5830

Fax:  781-786-5839

 

 
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