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.