Health Services Department Announcements
NEW Immunization Requirement for 2020-2021 School Year:
We want to make you aware that at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, school nurses will need to obtain an immunization record for the meningococcal conjugate vaccine for students entering the 7th and 11th grade, unless a religious or medical exemption applies. The immunization record will need to demonstrate the following: 7th grade entry: 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) for all students. 11th grade entry: 1 booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Men ACWY) received on or after 16 years of age. (One or more doses of MenACWY vaccine are acceptable as long as one dose was received on or after 16 years of age.) More Information will be dispersed when we know more details.
Notice to Parents Regarding Religious Exemptions
Please note new regulation beginning in August of 2018: The State of Massachusetts has notified us of a change with the Policy for Religious Exemptions regarding a child immunization status. If you have this Religious Exemption on your child’s health record,
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is requiring all elementary and secondary schools to distribute to parents information regarding the benefits of annual flu vaccination for children 6 months to 18 years of age.
Notice to parents from the Swansea Schools Health Department BMI Screening will begin in each fall. This is mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health based on the M.G.L. Chapter 71 Section 57 and 105 CMR 200.500 in Massachusetts.
Calling in a student absent
In an effort to improve parent and school communication, please follow these guidelines when calling the school regarding your child's absence.
Director of Health Services Phone: 508-679-4049 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 70 Community Lane
Swansea, MA 02777