Health, Wellness, Nursing

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of our students, families, staff and entire Holyoke Community is the primary driver of all of our decisions.  Frequent communication with the HPS community is an ongoing priority to provide accurate guidance and reinforce messaging from state and federal public health agencies. 

Questions?

Families can text/call 413.561.0862 (English) or 413.314.3560 (Spanish) or send an email.

Optional Learning During District Closure

Communications to the HPS Community

School Nurse Contact Information

School Nurses are key members of the education team and leaders of school health who keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.  Healthy children attend school regularly, participate in their classes and do better on assignments and tests. Holyoke Public School nurses help make this happen!

School/Address Phone Fax
HHS Dean Campus
1045 Main Street
413-493-1688 413-540-2429
HHS North Campus
500 Beech Street
413-540-2403 413-540-2416
Donahue
210 Whiting Farms Rd
413-493-1614 413-540-2421
EN White
1 Jefferson St
413-493-1692 413-540-2418
Kelly
216 West St
413-534-2115 413-540-2425
Lawrence
156 Cabot St
413-540-2404 413-540-2424
McMahon
75 Kane Rd
413-540-2405 413-540-2420
Metcalf
2019 Northampton St
413-493-1698 413-493-1639
Morgan
596 S. Bridge St
413-493-1667 413-540-2426
Peck
1916 Northampton St
413-493-7040 413-540-2417
Sullivan
400 Jarvis Ave
413-493-1696 413-540-2419

The Holyoke Public School Nurses support, coordinate, collaborate and lead health programming in the school district through the following:

 

  • Health Services
  • Healthy Environment
  • Comprehensive Health Education
  • Nutrition Services
  • Physical Education
  • Mental Health Services
  • Family/Community Relationships
  • Staff Wellness

Some top suggestions for keeping you and your family safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19).   

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Handwashing is the single most important thing you can do to stay well! If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. ‘
  • More suggestions

Contact Us

Cynthia Carbone
Director of Health, Wellness, and Nursing
ccarbone@hps.holyoke.ma.us
413-534-2000 Ext. 1221

General Health & Wellness Information and Resources

Chickenpox Fact Sheet | En Español

Dental Providers in the Greater Holyoke Area (PDF)

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Fact Sheet (PDF)

Facts for Parents about E-cigarettes and Vaping | En Español

Free, Family, Fun Ideas for School Closures | En Español

Health Screening Notice (PDF)

Social & Emotional Development Parent Toolkit

 

School Medication, Procedure and Treatment Order Guidelines – Medications, Procedures and Treatments at School Require Current Written Orders and Parent/Guardian Signature – If your child needs a medication, procedure or treatment during the school day, a current and proper order from a licensed prescriber must be given to the nurse at your child’s school before the student enters or re-enters school.  Orders will be renewed as needed, including at the beginning of each academic year.  Contact your child’s school nurse for more information or if you have questions. En Español (PDF).

Flu Vaccine – The flu vaccine should be given to everyone 6 months and older, as it is the best option for protection, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP tells us that the annual flu vaccine significantly reduces a child’s risk of severe influenza and death. Special effort should be made to vaccinate all children 6 months and older who have conditions that increase their risk of complications of flu. This includes infants born preterm and those with chronic medical conditions, including asthma and other chronic lung diseases, heart disease, diabetes and other metabolic problems, and weakened immune systems, among others. Influenza vaccine should be given to all women who are pregnant, considering pregnancy or are in the postpartum period or are breastfeeding during the flu season.  Contact your child’s School Nurse for more information.

Seasonal Flu Facts (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

The Flu Guide (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

Protecting Children from Extreme Heat – Extreme heat can cause children to become sick in several ways.  Make sure to protect your child from the heat as much as possible, watch for symptoms and call your pediatrician if you see any develop.|(En Español).

Winter Weather FAQs /En Español (PDF)

Great Body Shop Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum

Let’s Move Holyoke! 5-2-1-0 A Moverse Holyoke! 5-2-1-0

Head Lice Information –  Head Lice (Pediculosis) Policy (PDF) / En Español (PDF) / MA DPH Head Lice Fact Sheet (PDF) / En Español (PDF)

When should I keep my child home from school? – Health Guidelines for School Attendance (PDF)

Immunizations (sometimes called “vaccinations” or “shots”) Information and Forms

Massachusetts School Immunization s Requirements (PDF)  | En Español (PDF)

Immunization Records Guidelines (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

MA Immunization Information Fact Sheet for Parents (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

Medication Information and Forms

Medication Cover Letter (PDF)

Parental Consent and Medication Order Form (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

Epinephrine Administration Order and Emergency Care Plan (PDF)

Field Trip Health-Related Information (PDF)

Field Trip Self-Administration Medication Form for Parents (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

Protecting Children from Abduction (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

 

Physical Examination Information and Forms

SBIRT Information (PDF) | En Español (PDF)

Massachusetts School Health Record – Physical Exam Form (PDF)

Release-Exchange of Health Information (PDF)

Student Health Information (PDF)

Emergency Contact Information (PDF)

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