• School Nurse

    Welcome to Our Nurses' Office!
    It’s our goal to advance the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of our students. In doing so, we encourage our students to get adequate rest and start their day with a healthy breakfast before school because there is a strong relationship between the health and welfare of a child and the readiness to learn during the school day.

    However, we understand that students get sick, and we are here for your child when they get sick during the school day. We ask our students to report to the school nurses’ office before calling or texting a parent to come get them or leaving school on their own. 

    Our nurses will assess your child’s illness and contact parents/guardians to take their child home if, in the professional opinion of our school nurses, the child is unable to participate in school activities or may put other students and staff at risk for illness. Please have a plan in place to pick up your child in case he/she needs to be dismissed from school. 

    Our nurses provide the following health services, as well as assistance with many other health-related problems and questions your child might have:  

    • Assessment & Management of Acute Illness/Injury
    • Administer First Aid and Emergency Care
    • Health Screening: Hearing, Vision, Scoliosis Height/Weight/BMI, SBIRT, and Immunizations
    • Health Counseling
     
    Partners in Your Child's Health & Wellness
    Parents/guardians play a major role in the health and well-being of their own children. We believe it’s important for our school nurses and parents to work together to provide a healthy learning experience for their child. Parents can assist by:
     
    • Sending in completed health forms
    • Updating emergency telephone numbers and contacts
    • Obtaining immunizations and physicals yearly as required
    • Communicating any health concerns you have about your child with our school nurses
     
    Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
     
    Kathy Pichel, RN
    Nurse Leader
    P: 508–529–7758  x3006
    F: 508–529–3514
    kpichel@valleytech.k12.ma.us
     
    Stephanie Dunham, RN
    School Nurse
    P: 508–529–7758  x3005
    F: 508–529–3514
    sdunham@valleytech.k12.ma.us
     
  • Health UpdatesCoronavirus Disease 2019
    (COVID-19)

    Living in the time of the COVID-19
    pandemic leaves us with many questions
    as to what life afterwards will look like.
    We know everyone will have to adjust
    to a new normal. Our nurses and office
    staff are waiting for guidance from
    the MA Department of Public Health,
    MA School Nurse Organization, and
    our school Superintendent, and
    Administrators. New policies will be
    developed and implemented with 
    the safety and health of our students
    and staff in mind. Until that time,
    we have listed below reputable
    websites that will provide you with
    support and valuable information.


    MA Department of Public Health

    COVID-19 Fact Sheets

    Center for Disease Control
    and Prevention (CDC)

    School Nurse Postponements
    Please check back frequently
    to see when new screening date
    have been selected.

    Stay healthy!
















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