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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

Back to School Family Checklist: Are you ready?

posted Aug 2, 2018, 5:02 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 5:11 PM ]

Parents & Caregivers...See the attachment below for helpful medical reminders...

18/19 Medication Orders & Health Care Plans

posted Jul 13, 2018, 2:37 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 5:11 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 ]


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!

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. 

Orthopedic Injuries

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:24 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 7:12 AM ]

  1. Orthopedic Injuries

If your child has an orthopedic injury, a note from his/her physician which clearly states the nature of the condition, clearance to return to school, any restrictions and/or need for supportive devices and clear time frames for any special accommodations must be clearly stated. Physical Education and recess will be restricted until a physician’s note stating no restrictions is submitted. 

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