Welcome to School Health Services

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    Barnstable Public School Health Services
    Grades Pre-K through 12
     Pam Ciborowski MPH, BSN, RN 
    Nursing and Wellness Coordinator, Barnstable Public Schools
    phone: 508-790-6445, ext 103
    Every Barnstable School Nurse Offices is staffed by registered nurses, who are DESE licensed with either a BSN or Masters degree. School nursing is a specialty whose purpose is to identify and then eliminate or minimize heath/medical barriers to education. District school nurses see an average of 6,000+ students each month, and conduct over 12,000 screenings each year. The goal of the Barnstable School Nurses is "to provide accessible nursing care, offer opportunities to learn healthy behaviors through education that meet the ongoing and emerging health needs of the students, and provide a safe, healthy and culturally diverse environment in which to learn so as to foster optimal education of each student in accordance with the abilities of the students."  
    Essential School Health Services Program
    Under the oversight of the MDPH School Health Unit, the goal of the ESHS grant is to create and/or expand the Essential School Health Service structure and standards throughout Massachusetts. The requirements aim to support high quality school health services in as many school districts and schools as possible, with the budget supporting the school nursing infrastructure at the local level: school nurse staffing, school nursing leader and support personnel.

    The District Wellness Advisory Council (previous name: Health Advisory Council)

    This district-wide Wellness Council is an essential component of a successful, comprehensive, coordinated school health program. The council's collective knowledge, expertise,influence, and advocacy can be a powerful force on behalf of the program. As a district-wide advisory body, the council can identify health and social problems related to the community's youth, develop viable solutions, and identify key resources. The Council participates in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. The Wellness Council members include school administration, school nurses, teachers, members of the community, students and parents.

    To learn more about the Wellness Council or to join the council, please contact Pam Ciborowski, BPS Nursing & Wellness Coordinator: ciborowski_pam@mybps.us