Welcome to the Health Office



Degrees and Certifications:

Licensed Practical Nurse

Lori Desjardin



Degrees and Certifications:

Registered Nurse

Lauren Sawyer

  • Phone # 978-369-6550 Ext 1113
    Fax # 978-371-7075


    The mission of Health Services is to support students in reaching their full academic potential by promoting their physical, emotional, and social well-being through evidence-based practice.


    Please Report to the Health Office:

    Communication between school nurses and parents is essential.  Please keep the nurses informed of any changes in your child's health or mobility. This information is very important so that we can plan for physical education, fire drills and evacuations.

    • Any injury resulting in the need for crutches, slings, etc.
    • Recent head injury.
    • Eye injury.
    • Asthma.
    • Allergies: Food, seasonal allergies, stinging insects, latex, etc., especially allergies that require an Epi-Pen.
    • Lacerations that required stitches.
    • Any illness that requires a student to be absent three or more days.
    • A visit to the emergency room for hospitalization for an illness, injury or Asthma.
    • Any surgical procedure.


    To ensure the safe administration of medication, all medications that are to be given at school must meet state-regulated guidelines 105 CMR 210.000: The Administration of Prescription Medications in Public and Private Schools.

    All medications need to be in an original pharmacy bottle with the student's name, name of medication and the correct dosage clearly marked.  When filling a prescription, you may request two bottles – one for school and one for home.

    A signed order from the prescribing physician stating the diagnosis, name of medicine, time of administration and any expected side effects must accompany the medication.  A new order form is needed for each academic year.  Forms are available in the Health Office or online.

    If the student has an allergy to food, bee stings or any other substance and requires an Epi-Pen, the parent must provide one for the school Health Office.  Please note, benadryl/antihistamines are not sent on field trips. Antihistamines do not reduce the chance of anaphylaxis. 

    Certain medications may be self-administered with parent or guardian and school nurse's permission. These medications are restricted to the following four: Asthma rescue inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, enzymes for cystic fibrosis, insulin and glucose testing devices. 

    Tylenol and ibuprofen are available in the Health Office and may be given with parental permission.

    All medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian before the close of the school year. Any medications that are not picked up by the close of school will be destroyed.


    State laws and Carlisle Public School health require a complete physical examination of every child before entering preschool, kindergarten, at the 4th and 7th grade levels.  Additionally, those students transferring from another school system are required to submit an updated physical. We recommend that whenever a physical is given, please send a copy to the Health Office.  A current physical on file is a helpful resource and may be copied if a parent needs one for another activity during the year.

    Sports Physicals

    A comprehensive physical examination is required to participate in intramural or interscholastic school athletics.  ANY STUDENT PLANNING ON TRYING OUT FOR A SCHOOL TEAM MUST HAVE A CURRENT (WITHIN 13 MONTHS) PHYSICAL ON FILE IN THE HEALTH OFFICE. THIS IS A MIAA RULE AND WE ARE REQUIRED TO MEET THESE STANDARDS.  Documentation from the student's doctor or practitioner must be presented to the school nurses before a student can participate in any try-outs for teams and must cover the time period that the sport is being played. We encourage all of our students to participate in our sports programs and hope that parents will book appointments and plan accordingly.