The role of the school nurse is to administer school health policies, to deal with emergency situations that may arise, as well as to dispense only those medications prescribed by students’ physicians and provided by parents. Written documentation of parental consent must be on file for any and all medications, including Tylenol, dispensed by the School Nurse. Tylenol will be dispensed only with parental permission at the discretion of the School Nurse only after the Nurse completes her assessment of the student. Parents or guardians are expected to notify the School Nurse with changes in student’s status regarding health, allergies, or medications. The School Nurse is authorized to request physicals required before athletic participation may begin. Parents are asked to cooperate in a timely way.
For more information on Malden Catholic's nursing services, please contact the School Nurses, Mrs. Elizabeth Paquette, R.N. at (781) 475-5318 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Carol Olive, R.N. at (781) 475-5312 or email@example.com.
All incoming students require a current physical exam on file at the school office upon school entry. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, of which Malden Catholic is a member. (MIAA) Handbook issues the following statement regarding student eligibility: “All students must pass a physical examination within one year of each day of athletic participation. A sports physical terminates 365 days subsequent to administering and must be renewed immediately to maintain eligibility. Physical examinations must be performed by a duly registered Physician, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner.” Physicals must be on file before try-outs or students will not be allowed to participate in try-outs. All students that travel with a school moderator, i.e. the Ski and Snowboarding Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, and Model Congress, must have a current physical on file. We recommend that you schedule your son’s physical each year during the summer months so that it will be good for the entire year. The MIAA recommended physical form can be found in the student handbook.