Meet the Baldwin School Nurse

Debra Rais
Telephone: 617.349.6746
Fax: 617.349.3170   
Hours: 8:30AM - 3:30PM, Monday-Friday

Important Health Information
Immunization requirements for Massachusetts Public Schools: Health Requirements
Religious and medical exemptions forms need to be filled out every year.
Copy of the primary care provider physical examination:
All students need to provide a copy of a recent physical examination, including immunizations by their health care providers. This is the 1 to 2 page form that usually has a heading “Form for school/ camp/sports.

Medication at school:
All medications to be given at school require authorization by the health care provider and by a parent/guardian. This includes over the counter medications. Your provider can fax the authorization to 617.349.6893. Please note that all medications must be in a pharmacy labeled container.

If your child has any health issues including asthma, allergies, chronic illness, or any medical condition that may impact learning, please contact the nurse at 617.349.6746.  

Illness guidelines: Students who are ill should stay home from school.  
Please do not send your child to school if he/she has the following:  

  • Nausea, diarrhea (loose stool), or vomiting (throwing up), or if your child has thrown up during the night
  • A cough that is not caused by asthma or allergies
  • A temperature of 101.5°F or 38.6°C or above. Keep your child home from school until her/his temperature has been normal for 24 hours without taking Tylenol or Motrin.
  • A sore throat (especially if they have a fever, rash, complain of a headache, or if you see white patches in the back of their throat)
  • A diagnosis of strep throat. Keep your child home from school until she/he has been on antibiotics for 24 hours and does not have a fever.
  • Any health issue that keeps your child from taking part in learning and school activities.

For more information on school health services: School Nurses.

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