West Villages Nurse's Office

  • Health Services Mission Statement:

    "The mission of the Barnstable Public School Nurses is to promote student health and wellness in a safe, supportive, and culturally diverse environment that fosters the academic success of the whole child."
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    School Nurse: Julia Pachico DNP, RN, CPNP 

    Phone: 508-420-1100 extension 1169

    Fax: 508-568-9403 

    Thank you for taking a look at the West Villages School Health page. Please check this page regularly for health updates, news from the Nurse, and tips on what is going on in the building with respect to health and wellness!

    The Health Office is open during school hours, providing professional nursing care for students and the school community. The school nurse's role includes:
    • Assessing student health status and making referrals
    • Identify vision and hearing problems that impact learning
    • Delivering emergency care
    • Administering medications 
    • Performing health care procedures
    • Disaster preparedness
    • Providing health counseling and wellness programs 
    • Creating individual health care plans for students with health care needs

    Yearly Health Screenings

    The Barnstable Public Schools conduct the following health screenings as mandated by Massachusetts General Law and the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents/ guardians should refer to the school's handbook; you can request in writing that your child not participate.
    • Vision will be screened in grades PK-5, 7, and 10
    • Hearing will be screened in grades K- 3, 7, and 10
    • Height and Weight will be measured in grades 1, 4, 7, and grade 10
    • Postural Screening will be conducted in grades 5-9

    Documentation of a recent physical exam is required when registering to enter the Barnstable Public Schools and every 3-4 years thereafter. A yearly physical exam is also required for students participating in interscholastic sports.

    Schools follow the Massachusetts Medical Requirements

    Parents will be notified by the health office if their child fails a vision, hearing, or postural screening. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s health office. 
    Parents of younger students may want to keep a change of clothing in their student's backpacks.  Accidents do happen and many children are more comfortable changing into their own clothing.