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Nursing Supervisor

Joyce O'Neil, MBA, BSN, RN

Health Services

Optimal learning requires good emotional and physical health. Chicopee Public Schools Health Services works together with families and the community for children’s health. The School Nurse at each school works with the school administrator to provide an environment that promotes optimal wellness and safety for all students. The School Nurse provides individualized quality health care for students, emphasizes health education at all levels and utilizes available community and school resources to promote an overall healthy lifestyle for students, staff, and families.

Health Services involve:

Conducting health screenings Providing specialized health care and services Assessing and evaluating growth and development Monitoring of students immunizations Acting as a resource for students, parents, and staff Providing individual health counseling to service emotional and physical health needs Identifying and referring possible pediatric and adolescent health problems for early diagnosis and treatment Evaluating and monitoring communicable diseases Acting as a special education team member for children with special needs. Serving as a liaison with parents and community health agencies Providing educational and promotional activities for healthy lifestyles of our students and staff

Vision and Hearing Screenings
Vision and Hearing Screenings

Mandatory vision screening is performed at your child's school for grades Pre-K-5, grade 8 and grade 10. You will be notified in the mail if your child does not pass the screening. Please have the notice filled out by your eye doctor and return to your school nurse.

Mandatory hearing screening is performed yearly at your child's school for grades Pre-K-3, grade 8 and grade 10. If you receive a letter in the mail, please have your child's physician fill it out and return to the school nurse.


9 months ago

Please keep your child home if he/she has any of the following:

❏ Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

❏ Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

❏ Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

❏ New loss of taste or smell

❏ Sore throat

❏ Headache when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Muscle aches or body aches

❏ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

❏ Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

If staff or students have any COVID-19 symptoms, they must reach out to their health care provider, and  should tested  for COVID-19 prior to returning to school.  If staff of students do not wish to get tested, they must isolate for 10 days and return once symptoms have improved and have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.