Welcome to the Arlington Health and Nursing Services Website.
Susan Franchi, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Director of Nursing
"You cannot educate an unhealthy child, and you cannot keep an uneducated child healthy..."
-Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders, Former Secretary of Health
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE:
HEALTH SERVICES INFORMATION
Dr. David Pangburn, of Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics, Arlington's School Physician, provides consultation and guidance to the school nurses throughout the year.
Health services provided within the Comprehensive School Health Program include:
Vision (K-5, 7,10)
Hearing (K-3, 7,10)
Postural Screening (5-9)
Heights and Weights (1, 4)
Body Mass Index (1, 4, 7, 10)
Immunizations Needed for School
To view these changes and more please go to: Important Immunization Changes for fall 2011
Please note that immunizations need to be current from your primary care provider. This is a state mandate. Only religious or medically based exemptions are allowed for students who are not fully immunized to be in school.
Registration Requirements to Start School
Please see the following checklist to register your child for school.
Exam by a Licensed Medical Provider
(within the last 12 months or 30 days after school admittance)
1 Tdap ( grades 7-12)
3 Hep B
2 Varicella (or certified history of Chicken Pox)
________ Lead Screening (kindergarten only)
________ APS health history form completed, done online with registration
________ APS Emergency Form, done online with registration
________ Appointment with your school nurse if your child has any special health care needs including a chronic illness or emergency medications (Epi-Pen, Diastat) that will be needed at school.