Student and Parent Resources

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Welcome parents and students! On this page you will find links to several helpful resources.

 

BPS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – Click here to visit our BPS Policies and Procedures page, where you can learn more about policies and procedures related to Health Services, such as Asthma Management, Concussions, Sickle Cell Disease and Medical Transportation.

DIETARY NEEDS – Is your student in need of special food accommodations? Visit our food allergies page to find out more information.

FACT SHEETS ON DISEASES AND CONDITIONS – Visit our fact sheets page for more information on various diseases and conditions, such as chickenpox, influenza, and head lice.

FORMS – Click here to access our forms page. Here you will find various forms related to health services.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS – It is required that all students are up to date with their immunizations. Please visit our immunizations page for the most up to date list of requirements for this current school year.

MEDICATIONS – Does your child need medications administered in school? Be sure to check out our medication administration page for more information on what you will need to provide to your school nurse.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
– Welcome to the Boston Public School District! BPS requires that the immunizations be up to date at the time the student registers. For those new to Boston, the registration sites can assist you in finding a primary care provider.
– All new registering students must present the following at the time of registration:

  • Up to Date Immunization Record – Click here for more information on our immunization policy. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVEN THOUGH YOU PRESENTED A COPY AT REGISTRATION. This will assist the school nurse in the event that the paper copy of the immunizations does not arrive at the school.
  • Recent Physical Exam
  • When you register- we need to know if your child has any medical conditions so that we can be sure that the assignment matches the need. You will be asked to indicate if your child has diabetes, sickle cell, asthma, seizures, etc.

SCHOOL NURSE CONTACT – Need to contact the school nurse? Click here for an updated school nurse contact list, which will have the best contact number for each nurse as well as their e-mail addresses.

HOME AND HOSPITALS- Children who have medical conditions and need to be absent from school for extended periods because of that illness may be eligible for tutoring. For more information, please refer to the  Home and Hospital Parent Handbook.

General Resources
  • Attendance  is critical to success in school. Parents are critical in ensuring that children attend school. Missing a day here and a day there does matter. Take a moment and watch this  ATTENDANCE WORKS  video to hear more.
  • Communication Matters is a guide for families, clinicians and schools to assist in communicating and managing  the complexities of children with special health care needs.
  • Early literacy is the focus of Talk, Read and Sing  initiative, a component of the Too Small to Fail campaign.  Talking, reading and singing to your baby are the easiest ways to help them grow up smarter, happier and with a brighter future to look forward to. In fact 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of three, and your words are a very influential part of that development. Even before your child can talk back, your words help their brain grow.
  • We frequently receive calls about “How cold is too hot or too cold to allow a child to play outdoors?”. If you live in Alaska  or Florida, there may be  differing perceptions, but this Child Care Weather Watch is a chart that will provide guidance. The local weather service also posts warnings for temperature extremes. This will also be posted on the Administrator and Parent Tabs.
  • Sexual Health– Parents, you are your children’s first teachers. These 2 websites provide accurate information for you to discuss with your teens.   Advocates for Youth has a whole section for parents and provides guidance and support on beginning and sustaining a conversation with your child about sexuality. The Get Yourself Tested  site has important  information for teens who are sexually active. You can get yourself tested locally  through ABCD Family Planning Services  and the youth friendly  Boston Adolescent Medicine Programs found in,  BPS Adolescent Medicine Referral manual