Our School Nurses

Mrs. Susan DeBenedictis RN

Ms. Jennifer Wortman, RN

General Information

Mandated Screenings

The state mandates the following screenings listed below for Grades 9 and 10.  Screenings are private and confidential.  Screenings for vision, posture and hearing are completed to ascertain any problems that may hinder student learning.  Students failing any of these screenings will receive an email from the school nurse.

  • Height, Weight, Vision and Hearing Screenings:
    Grade 10  (Semesters 1 & 2)
  • SBIRT ( Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment):
    Grade 9
  • Postural Screening:
    Gr 9 (Semesters 1 & 2)

Height, weight, vision, hearing and postural screenings are conducted by the Danvers High School Nurses.
SBIRT screenings are conducted by the school nurses, guidance counselors and social workers.

If you would like to “opt out” of these screenings, please send an email to  susandebenedictis@danvers.org or jenniferwortman@danvers.org

Health Services Hours:

Our school nurses are available for students, everyday Monday through Thursday from 7:20am – 2:40pm, and Fridays until 2:00pm.  Our school health services are NOT a substitute for the parental responsibility for medical care, but they do serve to supervise and inform parents of student needs.

Over the Counter Medication Policy and Online Consent Form

The following concerns Danvers High School Over the Counter Medication policy:

Danvers Public Schools has recently adopted a new policy regarding the administration of acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil), calcium carbonate (Tums), certrizine (Zyrtec), and bacitracin ointment during the school day by the school nurse.

If you would like your child to be able to receive this medication during the school year, please complete the online form below. Parents must complete and return the Authorization Form to the school nurse before Tylenol may be administered.

Please contact the school nurses with any questions or concerns.  Thank you.

Over the Counter Medication Online Consent Form

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Susan DeBenedictis, RN
Tel: 978-777-8925 Ext: 2256
E-mail:  susandebenedictis@danvers.org

Jennifer Wortman, RN
Tel: 978-777-8925 Ext: 2478
E-mail:  jenniferwortman@danvers.org

Health Services Fax: 978-750-1938