Health Services

Saint Columbkille Partnership School is dedicated to the care of the whole child-emotionally, spiritually, socially and physically. To that end, we have a school nurse on site who is trained to evaluate and treat students when the need arises.

Health Data Requirements For All Students

Saint Columbkille Partnership School, in accordance with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, requires the following health information before a student enters school.

Required Immunizations

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulation 105 CMR 220 requires students to be immunized before starting school. An immunization certificate/record that includes the month, day and year the immunizations were administered needs to be submitted to and reviewed by the school nurse before the student begins school. If there are medical reasons why your child has not been immunized, a certificate must be obtained from your physician and forwarded to the school nurse. For religious exemption, please write a note to the school nurse.

Physical Examination

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulation 105.CMR 200 requires a physical examination for all new students. Physical exams are also required in pre-school, kindergarten, grades 4 and 7.

Student Illness or Injury

To allow sufficient time to recover from an illness or injury, and to minimize the spread of an infectious illness, your child should be kept home from school if he/she has:

  • A communicable disease
  • Fever greater than 100.2 degrees F within the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Pain that requires the use of narcotic medications
  • An upper respiratory illness with significant coughing and/or nasal discharge

When it is necessary to excuse your child from Physical Education, written documentation is required from your child’s health care provider. Written documentation is also required to resume participation in Physical Education.


The school nurse can be reached by telephone and email. Phone 617-254-3110 x 106 or e-mail at