The Basics...

My name is Joanne Roberts, I am the nurse at Marshwood High School. I am at Marshwood High School Monday - Friday from 7:20 AM to 2:50 PM.  I can be reached by phone at 384-4500 or by email at 

Our goal at Marshwood High School is to keep our students as healthy as possible, supporting them in reaching their highest potential by minimizing absence due to illness. Communication about your child's health is vital to supporting him or her here in school. Please contact me with any health concerns or updates, or if your student has any special health needs. 

High School students lead busy lives, and much of the job of the school nurse at this level is to help students appreciate the importance of health and wellness, and recognize the influence lifestyle choices have on future health and well-being.

When to Stay Home
  • Temperature of 100.4 or higher
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  • Red, itchy, weepy eyes
Contagious Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Strep throat
  • Bacterial skin infections
Stay home 24-48 hours after starting antibiotics (at least 3 doses)

Students must stay home until they have been free of fever for 24 hours without medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen)