Danvers Public Schools Health Services
Danvers School Nurses are registered nurses certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Today’s school nurse is an integral partner in each student’s educational team.
In addition to providing health services and nursing care of students in the office, school nurses are instrumental in identifying trends and issues that impact student health as well as promoting wellness in areas that affect academic success.
DPS nurses are available during school hours for direct care services, case management and confidential consultation.
Please help the school nurse care for your child by informing the nurse if your child has:
- New diagnosis or change in health status
- New medications or a change in medication
- Serious illness, injury or hospitalization
- Fractures, sprains, casts or sutures
- Diagnosis of concussion
- Diagnosis of contagious disease- such as strep throat, pertussis, chicken pox, etc.
- A life-threatening or new allergy
- Changes within the family that may impact the student while in school
Please help the school nurse by:
- Updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so that the nurse can always reach you
- Notify the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy
Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or greater within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
- Any contagious infections. Ask your doctor when your child will no longer be contagious. Strep infections must be treated for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Rash of unknown origin- this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
- Untreated head lice
- Children with pain should be taken seriously. Earaches, toothaches, abdominal pain and frequent or severe headaches should be evaluated.