Health Info for Parents

New Students:

The Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 15 and Chapter 71, Section 57 requires all students to submit a recent physical examination (within last 12 months) and provide proof of immunization against DTP, Hepatitis B, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and TB assessment/test as a requirement for school entry.


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) requires certain immunizations before beginning school. Please review QPS Immunization information »



To play sports at the middle and high school level you must provide the following information to the school nurse or coach:

It is the responsibility of the student to submit all three forms together. The student will not be allowed to practice or play if these requirements are not completed.


Screenings are done for vision, hearing, postural, heights and weights, and BMI (body mass index). Screenings are different for all grades.

If your child does not pass a screening you will be notified by the school nurse and recommendations made for the appropriate follow-up. Please feel free to discuss this with your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

Read more about QPS Health Screenings »


Quincy Public Schools Health Services have medication policies in place to ensure the health and safety of children needing medications during the school day. No medication is allowed in school without the proper authorization. This includes all prescription and non-prescription medications.

This policy requires that an authorization for medication form and a medication order be on file in your child's health office before we can begin to give any medicine in school.

A responsible adult should deliver the medication to the school in a pharmacy labeled container. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for home and school. No more than a thirty day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school. If your child is to carry an inhaler, please provide a second inhaler to the nurse's office for backup use.

Please visit our Medication Administration page for more information and to download consent forms »

Common Medications:

Quincy Public School heath offices have standing orders from the school physician to give four common over the counter medications to students with written parental consent. The parental consent form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse before any medication can be given. The  form is sent home at the beginning of each school year and should be returned as soon as possible.

Please visit our Medication Administration page for more information and to download consent forms »