Our health office manages chronic health conditions, assesses and treats acute health issues, administers medications, identifies health-related barriers to learning and provides early detection and correction of health problems. We are dedicated to addressing the medical and emotional needs of all our students in order to help keep them healthy in both body and mind. This allows students to learn to their full potential in the classroom.
If your child's health changes at any time, the school nurse is available to assist you in keeping your child healthy while attending school.
Taunton Public Schools nursing services are mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in conjunction with Massachusetts Board of Nursing Registration.
Lori Fyfe, BSN, RN-BC
Student Health Information
Physical Exams: A copy of a current physical exam is required.
Health Insurance: If your child needs health insurance, please contact your school nurse for information and an application form for Mass Health.
Annual Health Update Card: Please complete this card and return it to the school nurse promptly. Update all phone numbers as needed (home, work, cell and other emergency contacts), so we may contact you should your child become ill or injured at school.
Illness/Injury: Please inform the school nurse with any medical problems that your child develops during school, such as rashes, surgeries, broken bones, and contagious illnesses.
Return to School Certificate: A note from your child’s doctor is required upon return to school if your child is absent from school for 5 or more consecutive school days due to an illness or injury. Please ask your physician to state the specific illness or injury on the note.
Medications: Whenever possible, medications should be scheduled at times other than school hours. If a medication must be administered at school a parent consent form and a physician order must be completed every school year. Self carry medications such as Epi-pens and Inhalers must also have a parent consent and physicians order every school.