Please make sure your child is updated with vaccines required for 6th grade entry; the CDC recommends that these boosters be given as soon as your child turns 11 years old. If students are not up to date by the start of the 20-21 school year, and they are 11 years old, they may be excluded from starting school. If you are unsure please check with your Primary Care Provider and/ or your School Nurse. The WPS offers a free Vaccine Clinic at the Parent Information Center and your School Nurse can provide you with a list of free clinics in Worcester where your child can receive required vaccinations.
Coordinator of Nursing Services
Debra McGovern, DNP, PNP-BC, RN
140 Apricot Street, Room 131
Worcester, MA 01603
The Worcester Public Schools Department of Nursing works to support the planning and implementation of all health services within the school system. We collaborate with other disciplines, programs, and agencies to integrate and improve all health services provided to students and staff. As healthcare providers, we work with physicians, parents/guardians, administration, teachers and support personnel to provide a healthy safe environment for students and staff. The nursing staff of the WPS’s, believe that all students possess the ability to learn and to reach their optimal potential. In order to advance the health, well being, academic success and lifelong achievement of all WPS students, we as WPS Nurses, must foster a link between parents, school and community.
Worcester Public School Nurses are registered nurses who have the professional education and expertise to function in the complex systems of education and health.
Free Health Clinics
2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Consent, Screening and Insurance Information Form
2018 Influenza Vaccine Letter to Parents
BMI Pre-Screening Notice to Parents and Guardians
Medication or Treatment in School Protocol
Parent Consent to Administer Over the Counter Medication
Student Health and Emergency Information
MA Health School Record
Release Medical Information HIPAA
Release Medical Information HIPAA - Albanian
Release Medical Information HIPAA - Spanish
Substance Abuse Prevention Facts and Tips for Parents & Teens
Substance Use Prevention and Education Policy
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)