Kimberly Coughlin, Director of Nursing  

Health Services Department
Milton High School
25 Gile Road
Milton, MA 02186
(p)617-696-5040  x5537


Massachusetts State Mandates

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Physical Exams

Physical examinations by the student’s own physician are required upon entering Preschool, Kindergarten, and grades 4, 7 and 11. 

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All screenings are performed in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations. Students may also be screened at any time during the year at a teacher or parent’s request. If screening results indicate the need for follow-up care by a physician, parents/guardians will be notified in writing.

  • Hearing- K-5, 6-12 by parent or teacher request.
  • Vision-1-5, 6-12 by parent or teacher request.
  • SBIRT- Grades 8 and 10
  • Height, Weight & BMI- Grades 1, 4, 7, 10
  • Postural (scoliosis)- Grades 5-9
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All students must present evidence of immunizations in compliance with the requirements of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 15, which specifically prohibits admitting a student to school without a physician verifying that religious or medical exemptions apply. Medical and Religious exemptions must be submitted to the Health Office annually.

Children need to be immunized against Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus, Measles/Mumps/ Rubella, Polio, Hepatitis B, Varicella and Haemophilus Influenzae type B (HIB-Preschool requirement only).  Children who are not fully immunized against these preventable illnesses are not allowed to attend school.

Please see the MPS Immunization Policy here. 

For more information, contact your health care provider or the MDPH Immunization Program (617-983-6800 or 888-658-2850,

Links to Important Documents

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Plan 

MA Asthma Action Plan

MPS Over the Counter Medication Form

MPS Prescription Medication Form

Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Department of Public Health

American Academy of Pediatrics

Learn More About Health & Academics

Healthy Children/ Parent Resource

Massachusetts offers free or low cost health and dental insurance to all children and teens through age 18. Call your school nurse or Health Care for All at 1-800-272-4232 for more information or visit  H​ealthcare for All

Covid-19 Information March 2022 

On February 16, Milton’s School Committee voted to amend the policy on Masks and Face Coverings so that masks will no longer be universally required indoors in school settings based on DESE lifting the statewide mask mandate. Late Friday, the CDC announced that, effective February 25, 2022, it is no longer requiring that masks be worn on school buses or vans for students and children in childcare programs.

The following language will be in effect for indoor settings in Milton Public Schools and on school transportation starting Monday, March 7, 2022 as the current DESE mask mandate has not been extended and the CDC lifted its requirements on school transportation.

  • It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated or otherwise immunocompromised individuals wear masks in school buildings, and on school grounds, even when social distancing is observed.
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, but may do so if desired.

Students should still bring masks to school as they will be required under the following circumstances: 

  • Masks will still be required in health offices (per DPH for health facilities)
  • Masks will still be required for individuals testing as COVID-positive and returning to school from isolation on day 6 or later through day 10 (per DPH and CDC protocols)
  • For MIAA athletic events and some other activities, mask rules are up to host-school or venue-specific rules. Therefore, depending on the venue, a mask may be required.

School Health Offices

In order to insure adherence to Massachusetts immunization requirements, monitoring of infections and other diseases are important functions of the school nurse.  The nurse works with parents, administrators, school staff, primary care providers, local and regional Boards of Health, school physicians and others to maintain a healthy school environment.  Upon recommendation to administration, students may be excluded from school if immunizations are not up to date or if a student has a communicable disease such as chicken pox, pertussis, scabies or conjunctivitis.