HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE LISTED BELOW
For students new to the Longmeadow Public Schools, please note that Certificates of Immunization should be presented to the school nurse for compliance, prior to your child’s entrance into the Longmeadow Public Schools.
To read the laws surrounding school immunization, please use the following link: www.mass.gov/dph/imm
All prescription medications require a written physician’s order before medication administration can take place. Parental permission is also required. For prescription medication, contact your child’s school nurse or obtain forms available on district website. The parent/legal guardian completes and signs one section and the doctor the other. The order must be renewed as needed and at the start of each school year. Medicines are to be delivered to school in a pharmacy labeled container by the parent or responsible adult. Ask your pharmacist to provide separate home and school bottles. No more than a 30 day supply of medicine should be delivered to school.
SCHOOL HEALTH STAFF
Mrs. Lori Paolucci, RN
Blueberry Hill School
Ms. Autumn Rodriguez, RN
Mrs. Kathy Berte, LPN
Wolf Swamp Road School
Mrs. Kristen Casey, RN
Glenbrook Middle School
Mrs. Elizabeth Gartman, RN
Williams Middle School
Mrs. Charlotte Steele, RN
Longmeadow High School565-4220
All school nurses are registered nurses or licensed practical nurses with experience in pediatrics or public health. All registered nurses, like teachers, are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. The registered nurses must meet the same continuing education requirements as teachers as well as the requirements to maintain their nursing licenses and national certifications.
The primary function of school health personnel is to assure a safe and wholesome environment and to insure children and staff the best possible services and programs. The focus of school health is also to promote knowledgeable health practices and to prevent situations and circumstances that impede learning or threaten optimal health.
The school physician performs medical exams and is a consultant to school health services personnel on student health issues.