Health, Wellness, Nursing

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School Nurses are key members of the education team and leaders of school health who keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn. (NASN)  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 Nurse Contact Information

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
210 Whiting Farms Rd
413-493-1614 413-540-2421
EN White
1 Jefferson St
413-493-1692 413-540-2418
216 West St
413-534-2115 413-540-2425
156 Cabot St
413-540-2404 413-540-2424
75 Kane Rd
413-540-2405 413-540-2420
2019 Northampton St
413-493-1698 413-493-1639
596 S. Bridge St
413-493-1667 413-540-2426
1916 Northampton St
413-493-7040 413-540-2417
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

Seasonal and Healthy Recipes

Maybe you would like to try a new recipe from our community partners at the UMass Nutrition Education Program…

Cran-Apple Crisp

Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole

Fruit Jumble

Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn Stir Fry with Cabbage

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Baked Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese

Berry Smoothie

Spicy Green Beans

Three Alarm Chili

Contact Us

Cynthia Carbone
Director of Health, Wellness, and Nursing
413-534-2000 Ext. 1221

Information and Resources


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

Dental Providers in the Greater Holyoke Area (PDF)

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Fact Sheet (PDF)

Health Screening Notice (PDF)

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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