Health Services - WEST

The goal of school health services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of students and staff. Healthy students foster an optimal educational experience.

School Nurse: Jenna Arledge


Phone: 508-771-2780 ext. 414

Fax: 508-771-1293


Message from the nurse:

Please click HERE for message regarding enterovirus 68 and also note this handwashing sheet.

All new students must have a physical exam on file by the end of the school year. See Physical Exam Policy to the right.

BMI screening is a requirement of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is an annual event for Sturgis sophomores along with the Vision and Hearing Screening. Please compete and return the waiver at the bottom of the letter at this link.

Changes to School Immunization Requirements - Fall 2011:

Please take a moment to look at the New Requirements (PDF).

Please note:

No student is allowed to carry medication of ANY kind EXCEPT an inhaler.  However, students may carry inhalers ONLY if there is a medication order signed by the student's physician stating the student may self administer medication (see Medication Order to the right) AND a Medication Administration Consent Form (again form can be found to the right) by the student's parent/guardian.

Please take a moment to read this information from the Department of Public Health:
Flu/Influenze Information (PDF)


Health and Wellness Awareness:

BMI informative website:

Mass in Motion is a government sponsored initiative. The website has some helpful tips regarding nutrition and exercise.

Nicole Cormier is a registered dietitian, owner of the nutrition consulting company, Delicious Living Nutrition, and author of The Everything Healthy College Cookbook. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.Some of Nicole's nutrition ideas are listed below:

Lunch box (PDF)
Breakfast Fuel (PDF)
Fact vs. Fiction (PDF)
146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Life (PDF)  

Health and Wellness Data Base:

All members of the Sturgis community have access to an online database, Teen Health and Wellness

Parents who would like the login and password, please check with your child or contact the library at