• Welcome to the Health Office

  • Health Office Hours:
    School days:  7:45 am – 3:15 pm
     
    Telephone number:  508-581-1617
    Fax number:  508-581-1717
    407 Boston Road
    Sutton, Ma 01590
     
    Contact Information:
     
    Robin Millea, RN:  millear@suttonschools.net
    Karen Matson, RN:  matsonk@suttonschools.net
  • The Sutton SCEL/Elem Health Office provides a full range of health care services for students and staff.

    • Provides nursing care to students and staff that are sick, injured, or have chronic medical conditions
    • Develops individual care plans in collaboration with physicians, parents/guardians, and staff for students with allergies, diabetes, asthma, seizures, and other acute and chronic conditions
    • Conducts state mandated screenings
    • Reviews and maintains student’s medical and immunization records in accordance with state law
    • Coordinates various health and wellness programs for student
    • Conducts educational in-services for faculty on a variety of health topics
    • Collaborates with the school physician on school-wide health issues
    • Leads the Medical Emergency Response Team in each building for MERP (Medical Emergency Response Plan)
    • Participates in 504sIEPs and student assisted service meetings
    • Offers CPR/First Aid/AED and EpiPen training for staff​​


     Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children from School
    Each day many parents are faced with a decision:  should they keep their sick children at home or send them off to school?  Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one.  The following guidelines should be considered when making the decision:

    • Fever:  The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducer medication.
    • Diarrhea/Vomiting:  A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
    • Conjunctivitis:  The student may return to school after starting treatment.
    • Rashes:  Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages.  A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after being seen by a health care provider and they have authorized the child’s return to school.
    • Colds:  Consider keeping your child at home if he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough.  A continuous green discharge from the nose may be a sign of infection.  Consider having the child seen by your health care provider.

    A sick child cannot effectively learn and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way.  Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.