Health

NURSING SERVICES

A registered nurse, certified by the MA Department of Education as a school nurse, is available
full-time to provide the following services: Care of students/staff when they are ill or injured;
mandatory screenings which include vision and hearing, height and weight, communicable
disease control; immunization control; maintenance of health records; physical assessment and
physical examinations; medication administration; health counseling; collaboration regarding
pertinent health issues with faculty, staff and other health professionals; environmental health;
health agency referrals; specialized health care plans for children with special health care needs.
Please do not send your child to school if he or she has any sign of illness especially a child with a
temperature of greater than 100°. In case of illness, the school makes necessary arrangements
for the sick child to return home. Typically, the school cannot provide transportation for
students who are ill or injured. Please identify on your emergency contact information the
person(s) to call if your child is ill or has an accident.

Rebecca Donovan, RN, NCSN
rebecca.donovan@bhrsd.org