Health and Nursing Department

Health, Wellness, and Nursing

 

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Health Services Information, Immunization Update for Fall 2018, Health and Wellness News, Links to Individual School Nurses, Health and Wellness Policies, Health Documents and Forms.

APS Screenings

APS Screenings

Screenings Arlington Public schools provides Massachusetts Department of Public Health mandated screenings for students to include vision, hearing, postural and SBIRT at various grade levels. If you do NOT want your child screened for any of the aforementioned...

Head Lice Protocol

1. If a student is identified as having a case of Pediculosis (nits and/or live lice), he or she will be assessed and returned to class and/or dismissed at the nurse’s discretion. 2. The nurse will assess siblings and close contacts who attend Arlington Public...

Beating the Heat with Type I Diabetes

I wish I had seen this article at the start of the summer, however there is still some great information that will certainly carry over into the warm fall weather....

Back to School Diabetes “Apparel List”

Some parents have reached out asking where they can find "fun" accessories for their child's diabetes supplies.  I found this post and thought it was great since it includes "diabetes apparel" with back to school shopping....

Physical and Mental Health Resource Booklet

This resource booklet is designed to provide information and referral services for students, parents and staff to use for physical & mental health referrals. It also serves as an informational packet to help with intervention services as needed.   [iframe...

School Registration

The Arlington Public Schools provides education to preschool through twelfth grade students in seven elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school. In addition to our academic programs, the Arlington Public Schools offers after-school...

Medication Permission Form for Health Care Providers and Parents

Under Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.) chapter 112, 80B, a licensed nurse must have a medication order from a physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant in order to administer any medication, whether it is a prescription drug or...

Life Threatening Allergy Policy

Allergic reactions can span a wide range of severity of symptoms. The most severe and potentially life threatening reaction is anaphylaxis. This protocol is to be used for students who are at risk for anaphylaxis and in circumstances where a previously undiagnosed...

Home and Hospital Instructions and Forms

In accordance with 603 CMR 28.03(3)(C), the Arlington Public Schools provides an instructional program for any student who, in the judgment of the student’s physician, will have to remain at home or in a hospital for a period of not less than fourteen days. As soon as...

Health History

We would like your child to gain the most from their school experience. This information will help the school nurse to better understand your child and assist in the transition into school life.   [iframe...