The School Nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who provides health supervision for the students enrolled at COMPASS. The nurse acts as a resource for counselors and teachers regarding overall school health and safety, health curriculum content, health related field trips, medication training, and in services during orientation and throughout the year.
welcome to the school nurse’s page!
Hi everyone! I’m Attracta Britton, RN, the COMPASS School Nurse. At COMPASS, we strive everyday to make sure our school is as safe and healthy as it can be for all staff and students. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been wonderful to see everyone working together to maintain the safety protocols put in place to help stop the spread of the virus.
Please explore the resources on this page to learn how you and your family can stay safe and healthy during this time. I’m also more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
See you around the School!
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.
Mental health and domestic abuse resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Nacional de Prevención del Suicido: 1-888-628-9454
Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST team): 1-800-981-4357
Parent Stress Line (Multiple languages available): 1-800-632-8188
Call 911 if you feel that you or your child is at imminent risk
Child-at-Risk Hotline (Call to report child abuse and neglect): 800-792-5200
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
William James Interface Referral Service (Mental health and wellness referral hotline): 888-244-6843