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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


Most COVID-19 information is located on the COVID-19 website. Some information is also listed below.

COVID-19 Health Assessment

School Health Forms

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 2020-2021

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.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

SBIRT  is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach for early identification and intervention with students whose patterns of alcohol and/or drug use put their health at risk. Newton Public Schools students in 8th and 10th grades will be screened during the 2017-18 academic year.

MASBIRT Training & Technical Assistance- SBIRT in Schools Resources
7 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Alcohol and Other Drugs
Underage Drinking Prevention Parent Resources from SAMHSA
Marijuana Talk Kit

Surgeon General's E-cigarette resources
CDC E-cigarette resources
E-cigarette letter from high school principals

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

PTO Bake Sale Guidelines
Immunization Requirements for Teachers and Staff

COVID-19 Information

Newton Health and Human Services Department

Newton Public Schools COVID-19 Information

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