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The Beverly School Nurses are committed to providing exceptional health service that supports every student’s academic success. The school nurse is a liaison between home and school regarding health concerns and serves as a health resource to you and your child. Effective management of health care needs requires a partnership among student, parents, physician, and school. The school nurse works to coordinate the resources of school, home, and community to encourage optimum health and wellness for all students.  

The school nurse performs state mandated screenings, and provides nursing care for emergencies, illnesses, and other medical situations, assisting in promoting good health and in maintaining a healthy, safe environment for staff and students.  Health services are provided by RN’s and LPN’s who are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). District School Nurse Leader, June Kazes, is available Monday through Friday for any inquires.  School Physician, Dr.Sheryl Silva, serves as a consultant to Health Services. Please feel free to contact your child’s school nurse with any health concerns or questions you may have.  Click here for list of School Nurses

Mandated Health Screenings, Body Mass Index Screenings 

The school nurse performs state mandated screenings, and provides nursing care for emergencies, illnesses, and other medical situations, assisting in promoting good health and in maintaining a healthy, safe environment for staff and students.  Health services are provided by RN’s and LPN’s who are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). District School Nurse Leader, June Kazes, is available Monday through Friday for any inquires.  School Physician, Dr.Sheryl Silva, serves as a consultant to Health Services. Please feel free to contact your child’s school nurse with any health concerns or questions you may have.

Mandated vision screenings are conducted in grades K through 5, and grades 7 and 9. Hearing screenings are conducted in grades K through 3, and again for grades 7 and 9. Postural screenings are held annually for grades 5 through 9. If any problems are discovered ,the school nurse will contact the parents in a timely manner.

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) no longer require school nurses to send home BMI results in the form of a letter. School nurses will however still be required to measure student height's and weight's in grades 1,4,7,and 10. Results can be requested at any time. Should you for any reason want your child exempted from this screening, please notify your child's assigned school nurse in writing.

BMI measurement is used as a tool estimate overall physical condition, and may not tell the whole story about your child's weight. Other factors can affect your child's BMI. For example, BMI does not distinguish between muscle and fat. An athletic child with a lot of muscle may have a high BMI but not be overweight. Regular physical examinations with your child's physician are recommended. 

As a community, we are committed to creating a healthy environment for our children. Of the 1,258 students measured, 65% of students are within normal weight. However, when looking at children whose BMI is 85% or greater (combining overweight and obese categories) than their peers. The statistics for Beverly show that over 33% of children in grades 1,4,7,and 10 are overweight and/or obese.