School Health

Welcome from the School Nurse Supervisor
 
Newton School Health Services are provided by school nurses who work for the Health and Human Services Department.  Care is delivered in a comprehensive way recognizing that students' health and well-being have a direct impact on school performance and educational achievement. Each of Newton's schools has a dedicated professional school nurse who administers mandated services and assumes an expanded role. Mandated services include immunization surveillance, medication administration and population-based screening programs. The expanded role includes care for illness and injury, wellness, teaching/training, student advocacy and school-based team collaboration.
 
The School Nurse Supervisor, Ruth Hoshino, RN, oversees School Health Services in Newton.
To reach her, call (617) 796-1420 or email ruth_hoshino@newton.k12.ma.us

To contact the School Nurse at your child's school, call or email the health room.
School Nurse Staff List
Most email addresses are firstname_lastname@newton.k12.ma.us

Ruth Hoshino, RN

New Student Information

All Kindergarten and New Students (Grades 1 to 12) must complete a Medical Registration Form and Physical Examination Form. For the Physical Examination Form, you may use one from your health care provider, or this Physical Exam Form to be completed by Physician. Forms should be returned to the School Nurse at your child's school. Questions about these forms during the school year can be directed to the School Nurse. During the summer months, questions may be directed to the Health & Human Services Department at (617) 796-1420.

Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements

Medication Administration

All medication ( prescription and over-the-counter) requires a Medical Permission Form. The form must be renewed each school year and requires a doctor's order.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

Flu vaccine is administered at no cost during the school day to students and staff each fall. Please visit our flu page for specific dates and to download the necessary forms. www.newtonma.gov/flu
Questions may be directed to the school nurse at your child's school.

School Health Policies

Medication Administration

Life-Threatening Allergies


Head Injury/Concussion

Exclusion

Health Information

Head Lice

How Will My Child Get to School?

When to Keep a Sick Child at Home

Monthly Newsletter

Teachers, Staff & PTO

Bake Sale Guidelines
Immunization Requirements for Teachers and Staff

Forms & Resources