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Health Services

Mrs. Nancy Taylor  BSN RN NCSN

Overlook Middle School Nurse
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District
phone 978-827-1425
fax 978-827-4986


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Teens and pre-teens continue to need vaccinations to protect against serious disease. Find out more at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/teens.


Students should consult the school nurse when they have any problems or questions pertaining to health. Medical treatment consists of first aid for injuries that happen in school and care for students who become ill during school hours. Students who must take prescription or over-the-counter medication during the school day MUST have a medication order from a physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant, along with written consent signed by the parent/guardian on file in the nurse's office. All medication must be in the original container, i.e. the prescription bottle which was dispensed from the pharmacy, taken under the supervision of the school nurse, and brought to school by a parent/guardian or a responsible adult, and given directly to the nurse. ALL MEDICATIONS will be dispensed under the supervision of the nurse.
A student who wishes to see the nurse during school time must secure a pass from the teacher and should report directly to the nurse's office. If the student needs to leave school during the day because of illness, the nurse will notify the parent/guardian so that they may arrange transportation for the studentIf your child calls you and tells you to pick them up because they are being dismissed for illness, something is not right. Please call the School Nurse to verify the dismissal. Failure to follow this policy will result in an after school detention.

Screenings performed yearly, for all students, in accordance with the Massachusetts' Department of Health guidelines include the following:

* postural screening
* vision
* hearing
* weight
* SBIRT

For more information regarding SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment),. please visit the Mass.gov page here.  

Physicals: Students entering Grade 6 and all students who are new to the district must present an updated physical. All students participating in sports MUST have a physical dated within the past 13 months.