For general inquiries, please call the Nursing Department at 508-799-8554 or fax: 508-799-1527.

For questions specific to your child, please contact the nurse at your child's school.

Mission Statement

The WPS Nursing Department’s Mission is to secure equitable access to comprehensive health care for all students, while ensuring evidence-based services that promote prevention, are culturally appropriate and accessible to the diverse needs of our students and community. As essential members of the schools interdisciplinary team and understanding the importance of the correlation between student health and academic success we have adopted the; Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach [CDC], 2014, to maximize the health, well-being, academic success and lifelong learning of our students and community.

For Information Regarding Nursing

For information regarding student wellness, social emotional resources, and tips on relaxation, please visit our wellness page.

Clinical Care Coordination Program

  • The Clinical Care Coordination (CCC) program promotes good health and provides youth with special healthcare needs exceptional specialized medical care during their academic school day. Health, safety and well-being of all students is a priority.

  • Specialized medical care includes Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants working closely with students, families, teachers, school nurses, community agencies and medical providers to provide high quality care and support for students medical, social and emotional conditions.

  • The CCC Program utilizes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. Specifically integrating the collaboration between education and health to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

Stabilization and Re-Entry Program

Incorporates therapeutic interventions such as: mindfulness, self-calming, and/ or counseling services etc. in order to assist schools in the development of new strategies and processes that will improve the educational learning environment for all students. The team demonstrates essential clinical skills and knowledge needed to work with students and staff to improve school-wide culture and climate. Based on an integrated collaborative model, this multidisciplinary team works directly with school based teams to assess and provide social emotional learning (SEL) interventions and therapeutic services of students as well as facilitating discussions leading to critical analysis and process improvement amongst building-based staff.

Vaccine Requirements for Students

Massachusetts state law requires all public school students to receive specific vaccinations against diseases.

The deadline for all students to receive their vaccinations for the 2023-24 school year is January 16, 2024

If you have any questions regarding your child’s current vaccination status, please reach out to your school nurse. Nurse Staff Directory. Read vaccination requirement details.

Worcester Free Health Clinics

If your child does not have a medical provider, please contact a free health clinic in Worcester that may be able to provide vaccinations or other medical services. View a list of Worcester’s free health clinics.

Flu Clinics

The Worcester Public School Department of Nursing in coordination with the Worcester Department of Public Health will be holding Flu Clinics in all schools throughout the district during school hours.  We invite all students to participate in these citywide flu vaccination initiative.  A parent/guardian does not need to be present for your child to receive this vaccine but you are welcome to attend if you choose.  Please be sure to fill out and sign all paperwork brought home with your child or we will not be able to vaccinate your child.  Nurses and other medically trained volunteers will be available to provide information and answer questions related to these vaccines.