WPS Health Services
Mission Statement: The Walpole Public School Nurses provide services to promote the physical and emotional health and well-being of all our students so that they may achieve academic and personal success to the best of their abilities.
WPS Re-Entry plan for 2020-2021 can be found here.
SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL INFO LINK
Walpole MA COVID-19 INFORMATION can be found here.
Concerns about symptoms you are having but not sure if you should call your doctor? In an emergency you should always call 911- but if it is not an emergency residents of MA can use this website: https://www.buoyhealth.com/ to determine the next steps for care and treatment.
What is school nursing? These components comprise some of a school nurse’s duties:
Providing emergency care for sudden injury or illness
Providing medical treatments (G-tube feedings, respiratory treatments, blood glucose monitoring, medication administration, etc)
Case management of chronic health conditions
Communicable disease surveillance
Providing state mandated health screenings (Vision, hearing, postural, height, weight, SBIRT)
Collaborating with student support teams
Providing health counseling to students, families, and staff
Developing and coordinating Individual Health Care Plans and 504 Accommodation Plans
Health Education team teaching or classroom speaker
Community liaison for health based initiatives
When to Keep Your Child Home? (See updated list for 2020-2021 under COVID symptom checker above)
Does your child have a fever? You child should be fever free for 24 hours without tylenol or motrin before they return to school.
Did your child throw up? You child should have 24 hours without vomiting if they are in PK-5 before they return to school. Older students should be able to keep down at least 2 small meals before returning to school.
Does your child have a rash? If you don't know what caused the rash, your child should not come to school until they have been seen by a doctor
Does your child have an itchy, watery eye that is red? You child should be checked for conjunctivitis or Pink Eye before they come to school.