School Health Division

The School Health Division provides services to twenty-eight (28) public and two (2) private/parochial schools. The School Nurse serves as the health professional for the school community. The number of children and medical needs determine the amount of nursing coverage in each school, most Lowell public schools have full-time nursing coverage.

About Your School Nurse


Your school nurse serves as a health resource to you and your child, and is a link between home and school regarding health concerns. Your school nurse provides nursing care for accidents, illnesses and other medical situations. Your school nurse is also there to assist in promoting good health and in maintaining a healthy, safe environment for staff and students. Please feel free to
contact the school nurse at your child's school with any health concerns or questions you may have.

Services


Lowell Public School students visit the nurse's office on a daily basis for a variety of needs.  School nurses help keep students learning in the classroom and on target with educational guidelines.

The School Nurse provides the following services.

  • Acute care management for illness and injury.
  • Medication administration.
  • Health education - student, staff and parent(s).
  • Assessment of growth and development.
  • Conduct state-mandated health screenings.
  • Monitor students' compliance with state immunization laws.
  • Detect, plan, treat, refer and follow-up on health problems.
  • Provide Life Threatening Allergy Training to all school staff and faculty. 

Medical Conditions

 


Please inform your school nurse if your child has any medical condition which may cause a medical emergency, such as asthma, food allergy, diabetes or seizures.  Your school nurse will work with you to develop a care plan to meet your child's health care needs.

Questions

If you have a specific question for your child's school nurse, you can find contact information listed by school in the School Nurse Directory by Name of School.