Students are not permitted to transport medications to school.

Our school nurses are available for students, parents, and teachers every day. 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.

Parents must present full and complete health records before enrolling a student in school. The school nurse will notify students in need of immunization update. As required by law, all students must be immunized for certain diseases. Questions regarding immunizations may be directed to the school nurses. Effective September 1, 1999, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts REQUIRES all students entering 7th grade to receive a complete physical examination by a physician and receive a list of immunizations. These immunizations can be downloaded on our MEDICAL FORMS link.

Per the policy of the Danvers School Committee, students whose inoculations or physicals are not up to date will not be allowed in school in order to insure the health of all.

Screenings for vision, posture, and hearing are completed each year to ascertain any problems that may hinder student learning. Students failing any of these screenings will receive a letter from the school nurse.

Effective September 1, 1999, regulations issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts REQUIRE that all students entering seventh grade as well as others who are 12 to 13 years old, submit documentation of all required immunizations and updated physicals. Please keep the following immunizations in mind when scheduling your child’s physical appointments.

By seventh grade (or age 12 – 13), all students should have had:

    • 2 doses of varicella vaccine or a physician-certified reliable history of
    • chicken pox
    • 2 doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine
    • 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine
    • Vaccinations for polio
    • Vaccinations for Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
    • a Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis booster within the last 5 years
    • a Physical Exam within the last year

Please do not assume that your Doctor will forward this information to the schools. It is your responsibility to see that the immunizations are given and to provide a copy of the physical examination and the vaccination documentation to the schools. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and assistance with this State mandate.


Meghan Paul R.N., B.S.N.
Tel: 978-774-8590 x3052

Amanda Piraino, R.N.
Tel: 978-774-8590 x3053

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Forms for Parents

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