Health Care Services in the Monomoy Regional School District are provided by Registered Nurses. The School Nurse supervises health office activities and assures compliance with regulatory standards set by the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Education. A school physician serves as an advisor to the School Nurses.
Screenings are performed annually on students in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations. Students may be screened at any time during the school year or upon request. If screening results indicate the need for professional follow-up, the parent/guardian is notified. If you do not want your child to be screened, please send this request in writing, annually, to your child's school nurse.
-Growth Screening (height and weight)- grades K-5, 7, and 10
-Postural Screening- grades 5-9
-Vision and Hearing Screening- grades K-5, 7, and 10
Illness and First Aid
Assessment of student illness or injury occurring during school hours is a significant part of school heath services. Care is provided as needed in the health office. Parents/guardians are notified of any significant injuries or signs of illness that may require further observation, intervention or follow-up with the students health care provider. In the event of an emergency, local EMS services may be activated.
An individual health record is maintained for each student throughout his/her school years. The record contains the student's medical history, physical examinations performed by primary care providers, immunizations, screenings, health office visits and medication administration. Parents are asked to communicate student health concerns, medical reports and issues to the school nurse. Access to this record is restricted to school nurse. The health record is transferred with the academic record when the student moves to another school or district.
According to Massachusetts state law, physical examinations are required upon entry to the school system (kindergarten and transferring students) and every three to four years thereafter.
An annual physical is required for participation in school sponsored athletic activities. Physicals are valid for 13 months. All physicals must be current and on file in the Nurse's Office in order to participate.