Health Services

June 1st 2020

It is hard to believe we have been out of the school building for over 2 months.  While I have enjoyed the extra time with my 1st and 5th grader, we have experienced many ups and downs as we navigated virtual learning and social distancing.  As a parent, I always feel like I need to have all the answers.  When they have asked  questions about the future it was overwhelming for me to be unable to give them guidance.   Unfortunately, with the current state of things there are no answers that I can provide them with.  Instead, I chose to be honest and we have had many conversations about the unknown and discuss our feelings around how scary that feels. 

Last week at the principal coffee hour I gave this presentation on how to communicate with your student about COVID-19. You can view that here: health and wellness .pdf
There are several resources listed in the presentation.  I hope you find them helpful.  Please reach out if you need additional guidance. 


Nurse Casserly  


April 24th 2020

Student medication pickup was a success. If you are still in need of your student's medication  please contact me.



Hello from Nurse Casserly! 




Please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached by telephone, email or via a dedicated fax line. I am also  generally available in the Health Office fifteen minutes before the start of school and thirty minutes after dismissal. 

Newman Elementary School
Jessica Casserly BSN, RN
781-455-0416 x 55379
Fax: 781-453-5607

Jessica_Casserly@needham.k12.ma.us

Required medical forms are available in the health office or may be downloaded from the District's Health Services Forms and Policies.

For answers to our commonly asked questions, please refer to School Nurses FAQS.

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Health Insurance Coverage Massachusetts offers free or low-cost health and dental insurance for school-age children. Every child in Massachusetts should have access to a primary care provider. If you have any questions or need any information about health insurance coverage, please speak with your child's school nurse.
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