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Welcome to Millbury Public Schools Health Services Page! 

The Health Offices are staffed by registered nurses to provide medical care and first aid for students and staff. Parents may contact the School Nurse at any time. The Millbury Public Schools encourage collaboration between parents or guardians and the school. 

Millbury School Nurses Contact Information:
 Elmwood Street School: 
(Pre-K through grade 3)

Cynthia Romeo, BSN RN 

Email: cromeo@millburyschools.org
Ph: 508-865-0844
Fx: 508-865-3420
40 Elmwood Street, Millbury, MA 01527

Raymond E Shaw Elementary School:
(Grades 4 through 6)

Pamela Perkins, M.Ed BSN RN

Email: pperkins@millburyschools.org
Ph: 508-865-0870
 Fx: 508-865-3430 
58 Elmwood Street, Millbury MA 01527
Millbury Jr/Sr High School:
(Grades 7 through 12)

Angela Avramidis, BSN RN NCSN

Email: aavramidis@millburyschools.org
Ph: 508-865-3256
Fx: 508-865-5845
12 Martin Street, Millbury MA 01527

Follow me on Twitter: @NurseAvramidis

18/19 Medication Orders & Health Care Plans

posted Jul 13, 2018, 2:37 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 2:38 PM ]

Don't Forget... 
Doctor's orders/guardian authorization signatures must be renewed YEARLY for all prescription or over the counter medication administration. Get a head start: call your child's PCP today and ask them to fax over orders and/or Health Care Plans (i.e. asthma action plans/allergy action plans) to the appropriate school!

18/19 School Year Requirements

posted Jul 13, 2018, 2:23 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 2:33 PM ]

Please be aware that the state of Massachusetts, and Department of Public Health, require school nurses to collect physical exam reports for students in specific grades.


If this coming August your child will be entering:

  • Preschool,

  • Kindergarten,

  • Grade 4,

  • Grade 7, or

  • Grade 10

Please forward a copy of your child’s most recent physical examination to the school your child will be attending. Physicals and Health Forms may be faxed or mailed to the school during the summer.


Additionally, per state requirements, documentation of administration of both the Tdap vaccine and 2 doses of the Varicella vaccine must be submitted before 7th grade students can enter the Junior High School in the fall. You are receiving notification now in order to provide you with ample time to check your child’s immunization records, call their PCP to check their immunization status, and/or have them immunized before the coming school year begins.


Please check our website to view additional requirements and health information. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we are looking forward to seeing all of our students in the fall!

How to help children change their behavior...

posted Jun 24, 2018, 4:31 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 4:33 PM ]


National CPR Week

posted Jun 4, 2018, 8:12 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 5:01 PM ]

June 1st through the 7th is National CPR Week! 

Awesome News:
Through 2 donors choose projects, a donation from the MPC, a donation from the Millbury Lions Club, and an anonymous donor, the MPS Nursing Dept has been able to obtain: 
  • 8 AHA-compliant Adult CPR Manikins
  • 6 infant CPR Manikins
  • 8 AED Trainers with reusable pediatric and adult pads
  • 150 single-use respiratory valves (to be used with 10 reusable training adult masks and 10 reusable infant masks) AND
  • 6 canisters of disinfecting wipes 
for the training and certification of students and faculty in CPR/AED use!

Substitute Nurses Needed!

posted Apr 18, 2018, 6:32 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 6:33 AM ]

We are in need of District Substitute Nurses to fill in, as needed, at all 3 of our schools. This is very rewarding Per Diem employment, and looks great on a resume. It is also a great experience for anyone thinking about going into school nursing or individuals/parents looking to keep up their nursing license while working minimal hours. If you or anyone you know is interested and would like more info, please have them email Mrs. Avramidis at aavramidis@millburyschools.org. Thank you!

Pertussis Advisory

posted Dec 18, 2017, 9:18 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 11:41 AM ]

Millbury pertussis advisory 12/18/17 general


Please follow this link for more information from the Immunization Action Coalition. You can also find more Pertussis information at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

Thank you to the Millbury Parents Club!!!

posted Sep 27, 2017, 7:13 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 11:01 AM ]

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses, and affect 25 percent of all teens and 30 percent of all teen girls. This anxiety is seen in the Health Office in the form of emotional distress and panic attacks...

Through the support of Principal Bennett and the Millbury Parents Club, The MJSHS Health Office was able to obtain an IPAD Mini and Inner Balance Biofeedback Sensor. The Millbury Parents Club generously purchased and donated these items to the MJSHS Health Office!

This Science based technology has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety by increasing inner balance and self-security.











*Sadie Haglund pictured modeling our new technology*

Please speak with your children about the risks of vaping...

posted Sep 6, 2017, 9:33 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 5:05 PM ]

Massachusetts has experienced an increase in vaping (use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) by young people. It is important to realize that vape pens are not just another harmless fad, but that they usually contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance, that is getting them hooked on these products. Nearly 24% of high-school-aged youth in Massachusetts report using e-cigarettes and almost 45% have used them at least once.

 

E-cigarettes or vape pens come in over 8,000 different flavors to better attract young people, and it's working. Flavors are the leading reason that youth are using e-cigarettes, and the nicotine in these products leads to sustained use. In fact, more high school youth in Massachusetts are now using e-cigarettes than all other tobacco products combined, AND they are using them nine times more often than adults.

 

The tobacco industry has made these products sweet, cheap, and easy to get because they know that people who start using nicotine products in adolescence have a harder time quitting than people who start as adults.

 

Talk with your teenagers about vaping and make sure they know that vaping is harmful and that nicotine is addictive and affects their brain development negatively, including increased risk for depression, mood disorders, or future drug addiction. For more information, visit GetOutraged.org or contact tina.grosowsky@umassmed.edu.

 

 

 

For Teacher's & Paras: Managing Food Allergies in Schools

posted Sep 6, 2017, 5:28 AM by Angela Avramidis

Please see the following attachment from the CDC. It has excellent information on the role of teachers and paras in allergy management, as well as the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions and field trip tips!

Immunizations

posted Aug 18, 2017, 3:36 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 3:36 PM ]

When your child receives immunizations, at either a well visit or throughout the year, please be sure to forward a copy of their updated immunization record to the school nurse. Thank you!

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