Middle/High Health Services


Kelly Nussbaum RN, BSN

(978) 526-4194 FAX (978)-525-6468

Children of all ages must be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy so they are able to learn. Manchester Essex school nurses promote the health and safety of our students in school, at home, and in the community.



Throughout a child's school career, the Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, School Health Unit, requires certain screenings to be completed by the School Nurse. The mandated screenings are listed below:

Vision and Hearing is tested in grades 7 & 10.

Spinal or Postural Screening is completed in grades 6-9. This screening for scoliosis is done yearly during these grades when the greatest growth spurts occur. If you choose not to have the screening performed by the School Nurse, the screening MUST be documented on the physical examination done be the child's Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Physical Exams and BMI Screenings are required in grades 7 & 10.