Dear Parents and Guardians:
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law the health offices will be conducted mandated screenings throughout the school year. These screenings are not intended to be diagnostic but to create an awareness of health issues that may require further evaluation from your primary care provider.
The screenings are designated by grade as follows:
If you have any questions, please direct them to your child’s school nurse. We thank you for your cooperation.
Westport Community Schools Nursing Staff
Flu season in Massachusetts usually starts in the fall and runs through the spring. The main symptoms of influenza (flu) include fever in combination with a cough and/or sore throat. Some people may also have a runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and feel tired. Some people (especially young children) may also have diarrhea and vomiting.
To keep flu from spreading in the community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has the flu. Use this form during flu season to determine whether your child should attend school or child care. Please review the flu symptom check list below!
Flu Symptom Checklist (2015)
Flu Guide for Parents (2017)
Health Policies (All Grades)
K Requirements (2020)
Student Medical Update Form (Revised 6/2019)
WHS Student Medical Update Form (Revised 6/2019)
JLCF – Life Threatening Allergy Policy (10/22/2014)
Celebration Ideas (09/2014)