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

Covid-19 Specific Health Policies 


Covid Guidelines January 2022

  • DESE/DPH Updated Isolation Guidelines 12/30/21: MPS will follow updated isolation protocols from DESE/DPH effective immediately. If a staff member or student has tested positive, the student may return to school on day 6 after 5 days of isolation if asymptomatic or symptoms are improving. The student will be required to wear a mask at ALL times and may be given lunch accommodations to ensure proper distancing when eating. Details can be found in section two here.
  • DESE/DPH Quarantine Guidelines 12/30/21Details can be found in section two here.
  • Test and StaySign up for Test and Stay at this link. 
  • Mask Mandate Extension: On January 10, DESE Commissioner Riley announced that he is extending the mask requirement in schools through Monday, February 28. The announcement is linked here. 
  • Updated Covid Positive and Close Contact Flowchart: DESE released updated flowcharts (linked here) on Wednesday, January 5.
  • DESE FAQ: DESE released a new FAQ (linked here) on Thursday, January 6 that addresses updated protocols, affirms that people returning from quarantine and isolation can remove their masks to eat meals, and states that “fully vaccinated” in DESE guidance is still defined as two weeks following the completion of the Pfizer or Moderna series or two weeks following a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

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.

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