Health and Wellness

JFK Health Office

Mrs. Walker, RN, BSN, M.Ed, C.A.G.S.

Mrs. Kristen Ventosi, RN, BSN

Phone: 781-767-4600, press 3

fax: 1-781-767-4054

emails: rwalker@holbrook.k12.ma.us

kventosi@holbrook.k12.ma.us

Click HERE for Holbrook Public Schools Wellness Policies

The nurse collaborates with families and staff members to keep students healthy, in class, and learning!  The health office is open 8:30am-3:15pm on days when school is in session.  Please feel free to contact the nurse with any questions or concerns.  Voicemails can be left on the private nurse line and voicemails are checked throughout the school day.

 

UPDATE 8/2020:  Please see the main web pages for the most up to date information regarding the 2020/2021 school year!  This information is subject to change and the main web page will have the most current information.  Please email or call the nurse with ANY health related questions!

 

When to Keep Your Child Home, updated 8/2020:

Fever of 100.0 or greater (prior to returning to school, student should be fever free for 24 hours without use of medication)

Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Cough d/t unknown cause

Sore throat

Nasal congestion or runny nose d/t unknown cause

New loss of taste or smell

Eye drainage

Skin rash

Cold symptoms that would interfere with your child or classmate's learning

When in doubt, please call the nurse so we can discuss

 

MEDICATIONS:

1. ALL medications (prescription or over the counter) need to be brought into school by a parent/adult. Do not send in medications with your child or in your child's school bag. UPDATED 8/2020: please call the nurse prior to visiting the school so that arrangements can be made for drop off.

2. In order for the nurse to adminsiter a specific medication for your child, a Doctor's Order must be on file in the health office. 

3. Individual Inhalers and Epipens:  New MD orders are needed each school year

4. Please let the nurse know if your child is taking medication.  A note can be sent in with your child or you can leave a phone message on the nurse line.  In the event of an emergency, it is essential that the health care team is aware of your child's medication use.

HELPFUL REMINDERS:

Phone Contacts:  Please Inform the main office or health office if your home, cell or work phone number changes.  It is imperative that the nurse can reach you if needed during the school day.

Extra Clothes: Please keep a spare outfit, including underwear, in your child's school bag.  This will be used in the event of an accident or mishap here at school.

Physicals: Please send in copies of your child's annual physical exams after their MD appointments. Additionally, per MA state regulations, third graders MUST have an updated physical exam on file prior to starting fourth grade.

 

NEW STUDENTS:

Preschool, Kindergarten and Transfer students:

Welcome!  Upon enrollment, the main office will provide families with the school medical requirements.  All health requirements align with MA regulation requirements for school attendance.  Please call the school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding school health requirements.

Updated 8/2020:  The state of MA has NOT changed any of the school entry requirements.  The school nurse is responsible for ensuring that all students have documentation of all school requirements on file at the school prior to a student starting.  Documents can be mailed, dropped off, emailed to rwalker@holbrook.k12.ma.us, or faxed to 781-767-4054