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Welcome to the Franklin School Health Office

4/13/18 - SPRING ALLERGIES: As hard as it is to believe, this winter is finally coming to an end, and with it flu season and other related illnesses. However, it is important to remember to start spring allergy medications, as it is expected that everything will be starting to bloom as soon as the weather warms up. 

2/9/18 - ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS: There will be a PARENTS ONLY presentation to introduce the fifth grade growth and development unit on Wednesday, February 28th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the North Andover Middle School auditorium. Please check the note sent home in your child's backpack for details. 

1/29/18 - INFECTIOUS ILLNESSES: Please remember to notify the school nurse if your child is absent with any contagious illness or condition such as flu, strep, conjunctivitis or head lice. Because students are now spending more time indoors because of the cold weather, it is much easier for illness causing germs to be spread through coughing, sneezing and touching surfaces at home and in school. Some ideas about how to best protect your family from flu may be found in these  tips from the CDC.

 It is also important to remind your child to avoid close head to head contact with other people and to keep coats and other clothing items separate to minimize the possibility of spreading head lice both in and out of school. Check here for more Information about Head Lice and contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns.

11/10/17 -For important health information please view  Cold, Flu and You.

11/3/17 - FLU SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING: Now that the weather is getting colder and more time is spent indoors with doors and windows closed, we will be seeing more and more of the winter-type seasonal illnesses such as strep, colds, coughs, stomach bug and flu. Late fall is often the time that children with asthma start to have flare-ups and may need to keep an inhaler at school. Please make sure that you provide the nurse with a signed physician's order and parent consent, as well as an inhaler in a pharmacy labelled box with a spacer if needed. If your child typically takes preventive allergy or asthma medications, now is the time to start them if you haven't already. Other ways you can help to minimize illness are to emphasize frequent hand washing and to make sure that your family all receives a flu shot. Please remember to notify the health office if your child develops any contagious illness so that we can monitor for outbreaks. 

INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL SCREENINGS:  Vision and hearing screening is now underway for all Franklin School students. In addition to vision and hearing, grade one and four students have growth screenings (height, weight and BMI) as well. If for any reason you would like to exclude your child from any of these screenings, please send a note to the school nurse.  While we very often do pick up vision or hearing issues during the screenings, please understand that screenings are not the same as having a more thorough, diagnostic exam performed by an eye doctor or audiologist. If your child does not pass the school vision or hearing screening, you will be notified that your child needs to be referred to a specialist for further evaluation. It is important to make an appointment and return the referral form to the health office when completed so that we can keep your child's health record up to date and to make any additional recommended educational accommodations.
 If you would like to obtain the results of your first or fourth grade child's growth screening (BMI), please feel free to contact the school nurse.

Franklin School Nurse

Elizabeth Marshall, BSN RN NCSN

Contact Information

Franklin Elementary School 
2 Cypress Terrace 
North Andover, MA 01845 

978-557-7905 - Health Office Phone 
978-682-0240 - Main Office Fax