WELCOME TO HEALTH DEPARTMENT
“You cannot educate an unhealthy child, and you cannot keep an uneducated child healthy.”
–Dr. Jocelyn Elder
We are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of our students. Our team of compassionate and qualified health professionals is here to support and care for your child's health needs while they are at school.
At Middleborough Public Schools Health Services, we prioritize the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to thrive academically and personally.
On this page, you will find important information about our health services, including immunizations, medication administration, health screenings, and health promotion initiatives. We are committed to keeping our students healthy and ensuring their access to quality healthcare.
Please feel free to explore the resources and guidelines provided. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated health services team. Together, let's work towards the optimal health and success of our students.
Thank you for visiting the Middleborough Public Schools Health Services page. We look forward to supporting your child's health journey.
The Middleborough Public Schools, in partnership with our State and Local Public Health Departments, would like to share the following healthy reminders:
- Practice frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or if a tissue is not available, cover sneezes with an elbow
- Open a window, even a few inches, to help circulate fresh air when this is an option.
- Clean high-touching surfaces in your home frequently .
- Please keep your child home from school if your student has:
- A temperature of 100.1 F or higher during the previous 24 hours: Students are to be fever free without use of medication for 24 hours before returning to school
- Vomiting or diarrhea: Students are to have no vomiting and no diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Signs or symptoms of flu/Influenza include body aches, chills, headache, fatigue.
- If your student is ill, please keep your student home from school and please avoid social gatherings. This will help with recovery and reduce the chances of spreading illness to others.
- Please contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider if your child needs medical care.
- Please notify your School Nurse if your child tests positive for COVID19 or Influenza. This will help us assess and possibly detect illnesses in others sooner.
- Please notify your school about any changes in any of your emergency contact phone numbers and/or emails so that we may reach you promptly if your student is ill and needs to be dismissed from school to recover at home.
- We share your commitment to reducing any chances that children with a contagious illness may expose others to illness at school.