School Health

Welcome from the Director of School Health Services
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 Director of School Health Services, Ruth Hoshino, RN, oversees School Health Services in Newton.
To reach her, call (617) 796-1420 or email

To contact the School Nurse at your child's school, call or email the health room.
Most email addresses are


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 2016-7

Medication Administration

All medication ( prescription and over-the-counter) requires a Medication 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.
Questions may be directed to the school nurse at your child's school.

School Health Policies

Medication Permission Form and Policy
Life-Threatening Allergies
Head Injury/Concussion
Exclusion Policy

Health Information

Allergy Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Head Lice
How Will My Child Get to School?

Head Injury Forms

Head Injury Report Form for Parents
Concussion Pre-participation form
Post Head Injury Medical Clearance Form

Teachers, Staff & PTO

Bake Sale Guidelines
Immunization Requirements for Teachers and Staff

Forms & Resources

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