Health Requirements for the Longmeadow Public Schools are listed below.
Preschool: Physicals exams are needed by all children entering the preschool program for the first time. A copy of the child’s immunizations should also be presented.
Elementary (Grades K-5): Physical exams are needed by all students entering kindergarten, all students new to the Longmeadow Public Schools, and all students entering grade 4.
New immunization requirements effective for those entering Kindergarten in September 2011 are the following:
2 doses of live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine given at least 4 weeks apart and after 12 months of age are required for all students as well as 2 doses of varicella vaccine.
Middle (Grades 6-8): Physical exams are needed by all students new to the Longmeadow Public Schools and all students entering grade 7.
New immunization requirements effective for September 2011 in grade 7 are the following:
2 doses of live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine given at least 4 weeks apart and after 12 months of age are required for all students as well as 2 doses of varicella vaccine. In addition, a Tdap vaccine is also required.
High School (Grades 9-12): Physical exams are required of all students new to Longmeadow Public Schools, students participating in athletics and all students entering grade 10.
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:
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:
Blueberry Hill School: Mrs. Lori Paolucci, RN - 565-4280
Center School: TBD, RN - 565-4290
Wolf Swamp Road School: Mrs. Kathy Berte, LPN - 565-4270
Glenbrook Middle School: Mrs. Kristen Casey, RN - 565-4250
Williams Middle School: Mrs. Elizabeth Gartman, RN - 565-4260
Longmeadow High School: Mrs. Charlotte Steele, RN - 565-4220
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.