Melissa Jordan, RN, BSN
"School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials."
The goal of the Holliston Public School Health Services Department is to promote an optimum level of wellness and remove health related barriers in order to enhance the education process. We believe that health and education are interrelated and that a healthy student is the best learner.
The Miller School Health Office is committed to providing basic health services, health promotion and prevention of disease, health maintenance and a safe and caring environment for all students.
- The Miller School Health Office provides basic health services that include first aid, management of emergencies, health teaching and counseling, administration of medications and treatments, assistance in management of chronic illness, infectious disease control, monitoring of immunizations and required physical exams, annual vision, hearing, and growth screening programs and staff training in CPR, Epinephrine Administration Programs, and Standard Precaution Programs.
When to keep your ill child home:
The following policies have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of children needing medicine during the school day. In order for a child to receive a prescription or over the counter medication at school, we require the following:
- A signed consent by the parent or guardian.
- A signed medication order from your child’s physician or nurse practitioner
Special medication situations:
- For short-term prescription medications, those requiring administration for ten (10) days or less, the pharmacy labeled container may be used in lieu of a licensed prescriber’s order.
- Nonprescription medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, require written parental consent only.
- Over the counter medications, such as cough medicine and antihistamines, require a signed medication order from your child’s licensed prescriber.
Medicines should be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a 30 day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school.
When your child needs a medicine during the school day, please act quickly and follow these policies so that we may begin to give the medicine as soon as possible.
Grade 4 Physical Examinations
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- Life Threatening Allergy Packet
- Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
- Medication Order Form
- UPDATED Lice Guidelines
- Fifth Disease Fact Sheet
- School Exclusion Guidelines
- Guidelines for a Nut Free Classroom
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- Salones de Clases "Libres de Frutas Secas" (Nut free) - Directrices ACTUALIZADAs
- Diretrizes das Salas de Aula “Livres de Nozes”(Nut Free) - VERSÃOATUALIZADA
- ОБНОВЛЕННЫЕ правила относительно орехосодержащих продуктов в учебных классах
- Tips for Avoiding Allergens
- Holliston Schools Safe Snack List May 2018
- New And Transfer Students
- Health Resources