Welcome to the Barnstable West Villages Elementary School Health ServicesGrades K through 3Remember to dress your children in warm clothes during Winter months! We try and go outside whenever weather permits! :)
School Nurses:West Villages has two nurses this year that job share this position! Nurse DeNapoli works Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Wednesday. Nurse Maynard works Thursday, Friday and every other Wednesday. Communications to the school nurses office can be emailed to both Nurses. Also, the direct line for the Nurses is 508-420-1102. Remember, we do have an absence line dedicated to absence calls, but if your child is having an extended illness, or there is special medical information the Nurses should know, please call us directly.Pam DeNapoli BSN, RN and Pam Maynard RN, BS, NCSNdenapoli_pamela@firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 508-420-1100 ext. 113Fax: 508-420-1486Thank 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!IMPORTANT: Parents- please note that West Villages has instituted a new automated attendance call to all students who are absent, and the school has not received a call on the absence line on that day. Emails to the teachers do not always reach the front office prior to this call, so please remember to communicate via the absence line. When you call the school, you will press 1 to leave a message on the attendance line. This line is checked before 10am to retrieve the messages.September 2016:Exciting news about FREE FRUIT!: For kids 10 years old and under, Stop and Shop markets are offering free healthy snacking in the Produce Department. Look for the FREE FRUIT basket where your kiddo can grab a ready-to-eat healthy snack to enjoy while you shop!The Health Office is opened during school hours providing professional nursing care to 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
Healthy Children Learn Better!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 schools handbook; you can request in writing that your child not participate.
Vision will be screened in grades K-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 in grades K, 3, 7, and 10. A yearly physical exam is also required for students participating in interscholastic sports.Schools follow the Mass Immunization Requirement for schools
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.Please see below a great upcoming program:
from the American Dietetic Association