Tiffany Naughton
Tiffany Naughton
School Nurse

(978) 772-8600 ext.1406

The nurse administers first aid to the sick and injured and promotes an optimum level of wellness for all students and staff. This may include managing life threatening allergies and asthma as well as cancer, diabetes, mental/emotional disorders and other chronic health conditions.

The nurse:

  • conducts health screenings

  • administers medications

No student should carry medications of any type on themselves in school or on the bus.

*Prescription medications are administered by the nurse on a daily or as needed basis.  State Law requires a signed Physician’s Medication Order and parent/guardian signature in order to dispense prescription medication.  Forms can be obtained from the nurse or physicians may use their own forms.  Parents are asked to take home all medications at the end of the school year.  All medication orders must be renewed at the beginning of each school year and when there is a change in dosage.

*Medications must be in a pharmacy labeled container and delivered to the nurse by an adult. Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Motrin) is available with parental permission documented on the Over the Counter Medication Permission Form. Other over the counter medications in the original container may be supplied by the parent/guardian for the student’s use in school as needed with a signed Physician’s Medication Order along with written permission from the parent/guardian.

  • lessens the number of students sent home needlessly

  • identifies health-related barriers to learning

  • initiates referrals to physicians for evaluation

  • provides health education

  • surveillance of communicable disease

Attendance Guidelines

Students must remain home or be dismissed for any of the following reasons:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea - students may return to school the day after the last episode or at the School Nurse's discretion

  • Fever of 100 F or more - students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school (without the use of fever reducing medicines such as Tylenol or Motrin).

  • Suspicious rash – student may return to school with written documentation from healthcare provider certifying that the rash is not contagious.

  • Contagious bacterial disease (such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, impetigo, etc.) – students need to be on antibiotics for minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Lice – students may return to school following proper treatment and head check by School Nurse.

  • Serious illness or injury

  • Uncontrollable cough

Please note: These are general guidelines and the School Nurse reserves the right to dismiss students who, in the Nurse's professional opinion, are possibly contagious or too ill/injured to be in school.

Please make sure both the Nurse's Office and the main office have current contact information for parents and another adult who can assume responsibility for the child if a parent cannot be reached. Parents are responsible for notifying the nurse of their child's significant illness, contagious disease, medical conditions and/or allergies.

School absences or dismissals for a medical appointment are excused with documentation from a doctor upon return to school. Dismissals recommended by the nurse due to injury or illness are excused. Students are excused from participation in physical education class if a physician's note is obtained. Students excused from physical education report to class as scheduled.


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