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

Please talk with your kids about the risks of vaping...

posted Sep 6, 2017, 9:33 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 9:34 AM ]

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!

Health Requirements

posted Aug 18, 2017, 3:31 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 3:31 PM ]

The following call went out to Millbury families on Thursday, 8-17-17...

Good Afternoon,

This is Angela Avramidis, the school nurse for the Millbury Memorial Junior Senior High School. I am calling to inform parents that the state of Massachusetts and Department of Public Health require school nurses to collect physical exam reports for students in specific grades. If your child is entering Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 4, Grade 7, or Grade 10 this school year, please forward a copy of your child’s most recent physical examination to your child’s school. If you have any questions about your child’s health records or the status of these requirements, feel free to call or email your school nurse. Contact information for the nurses is available on the health services website at health.millburyschools.org. Please review your child’s student handbook or check the website to view additional requirements and health information. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we are looking forward to seeing all our students next week. Have a great day.

!!! ATTN: Parents of students advancing to 7th Grade !!!

posted Jul 26, 2017, 7:49 AM by Angela Avramidis

Please be aware that all students who will be advancing to the 7th grade this fall are required to have both their Second Varicella vaccine and the TDaP vaccine prior to the start of school in August. Check with your child's PCP to be sure they are up to date with these immunizations and/or to schedule an appointment soon. 

Medication Order Reminder!!!

posted Aug 12, 2016, 7:30 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Aug 12, 2016, 7:34 PM ]

Don't forget... 
Doctor's orders/parental authorization signatures must be renewed YEARLY for all prescription or over-the-counter medications.  

Breakfast/Snack

posted Dec 1, 2015, 5:53 AM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 12:24 PM ]

Studies have shown that when students eat a good breakfast in the morning, they do better in school. Some students have difficulty eating a good breakfast due to lack of time or hunger in the early morning. Please try your best to encourage your children to eat a healthy breakfast before school and to bring a healthy snack into school. These snacks should be power packed foods that can be eaten quickly. The following are some good snack food options:

      • apples
      • grapes (sliced in half for younger children)
      • bananas
      • carrot sticks
      • celery sticks
      • crackers
      • pretzels
      • cheese
      • raisins
      • dry cereal
      • animal crackers
      • 100 calorie snack packs

Medication Administration

posted Oct 5, 2015, 5:42 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 7:11 AM ]

Medication Administration

All public school systems in the Commonwealth are required to comply with regulations 105 CMR 210.000: The Administration of Prescription Medications in Public and Private Schools.

  • All medication, prescription and non-prescription (over the counter), requires a physician’s written order (excluding OTC cough drops) and must be in the original container.
  • All medication requires written consent from the parent/guardian. High School students receive notices on first day of school regarding Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen administration.
  • All medication must be transported to and from the school by a parent or guardian and delivered directly to the school nurse or designee.

Medications are kept in a locked cabinet in the nurse’s office and are only dispensed by the nurse. Any medications not claimed by the parents by the last day of school will be discarded. The school recognizes that self-carrying and self-administration of medication is required by some students. The school nurse must receive written physician/NP and written parent approval prior to allowing self- medication or self-carrying. The school nurse will determine if this is safe and appropriate to allow. 

***Please see Notices and Documents to print school medication administration form or bring in a signed hard copy medication order from your child's doctor. The doctor can also fax the medication order to the school nurse. The Nurses' contact information is on the main Health Services page.***

Allergy Alert

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:29 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 7:11 AM ]

Latex Allergic School

***We are a latex allergic school. No balloons or other items containing latex should be brought to school.***

Allergies

Due to students having life threatening allergies to tree nuts, some classrooms will be designated "nut free". If your child is placed in a nut free class, a notice will be sent home by the principal outlining the precautions for that room. Several tables in the cafeteria will be designated nut free. Specific cleaning procedures will occur for these tables. If you have a child with a nut allergy but do not want them in a nut free classroom or to sit at the nut free table, please send a written note to the school nurse and/or principal stating your desire.

*PLEASE NOTE: The nurse will work with you and your child(ren) regarding specific health concerns or medical care plans. Please communicate any medical issues to the nurse. *

Screenings

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:27 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 5:33 AM by kgoodman@millburyschools.org ]

The following state mandated screenings are done annually:

  • Gr. 1, 4, 7, 10: Height, Weight, BMI
  • PreK - Gr. 6, Gr. 10: Vision
  • PreK – Gr. 3, 7, 10: Hearing
  • Gr. 5-9: Scoliosis (spine curvature screening)
  • Gr. Pre, K, 4, 7, 10: Physical exam reports must be provided to the School Nurse

*NOTE: Only those who do not pass a screening will receive written notification.

BMI Notification:

Millbury Public Schools will calculate and notify parents of their child's BMI every 3 years, beginning in grade 1. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from weight and height. Per Massachusetts Department of Public Health, it provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Upon written request of the parent/guardian, their child's Body Mass Index (BMI) and screening results will be mailed to them. By submitting a written request by September 15th of each school year, parents/guardians may request that their child's measurements not be taken. 

MGL c.71 s.57 and MDPH 105 CMR 200.500: The Body Mass Index (BMI) and corresponding percentile of each student in grades 1, 4, 7, and 10 (or, in the case of ungraded classrooms, by a student’s 7th, 10th, 13th and 16th birthday) is calculated and reported directly to the Massachusetts Department of Health using appropriate reporting tools as per their guidelines.

The Millbury Public schools encourage collaboration between parents/guardians and the school in this effort. In the event your child has a special medical concern, please call the Health Office to share information. 

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