Health Services
Nurses are present during all school hours.

Immunizations
All new registrants into the district have to provide this documentation prior to entering school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 15.
 
Kindergarten = 5 doses DTaP/DTP; 4 doses Polio vaccine; 2 doses of MMR vaccine; 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine and 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or a physician certified reliable history of chickenpox disease. As well as, a lead screening. 
      
7th grade = 2 doses of MMR vaccine; 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or a physician certified reliable history of chickenpox disease; 1 booster dose of Tdap prior to entry into 7th grade.


Medication Information and Forms
Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
We would like to inform you of the policies in place to ensure the health and safety of children who require medication during the school day.  It is the policy of Peabody Public Schools to administer medication during the school hours only when necessary.  The following forms must be on file in your child's health record before we begin to give any medication at school.
 
 1. Signed consent by the parent or guardian.  Please download and complete the consent form and give it your school nurse.  This is the only form necessary for the following over-the-counter medications:  acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antacid (e.g. Tums,  Maalox), non-prescription eye drops, Excedrin Migraine or generic brand (grades 6-12 only).  Midol or generic brand (grades 6-12 only), non-prescription saline-based nasal spray (e.g. Ocean) and cough drops.  This form is also necessary for prescription medicine, along with a doctor's order.

Over-the-Counter Medication Administration

Prescription Medication Administration

2.  Signed medication order. The medication order form should be taken to your child's licensed prescriber (your child's physician, nurse practitioner, etc.)  for completion and be returned to the school nurse.  This order must be renewed with any changes in medication during the school year and also, at the beginning of each academic year.  This form is necessary for prescription medication, such as, daily scheduled medications, epipens, and inhalers.

Medication Order

Medication should be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate.  Please ask your pharmacy to provide bottles for school and home.  No more than a thirty-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school.

When your child needs medicine during school, please act quickly to follow these policies so we may begin to give the medicine as soon as possible.  Thank you for your attention to this important matter. 
 
City of Peabody Department of Human Services, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, Ma. 01960
978.536.5930    Fax: 978.538.5990

Screenings

Nurse Leader, City of Peabody
Brenda Wolff, RN
978-538-5930

Brown School

Tracy Connolly, RN
978-536-4111

Burke School
Megan Compiano, RN
Ann Jwanowski, RN
978-536-5405

Center School
Stacey Laro, RN
978-536-5478

Carroll School
Laureen Martinho-Costa, RN
978-536-4205

Higgins Middle School
Julia Bishop, RN
Mia Davekos, RN
978-536-4950

McCarthy School
Nancy Howland, RN 
978-536-5628

PVMHS
Debbie Compiano, RN
Donna Guarente, RN
978-536-4545

South School
Shayna Dana, RN
978-536-5705

Welch School
Cathy Millard, RN
978-536-5778

West School
Cathy Walsh, R.N.
978-536-5855
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