Absent / Tardy

Our names are Jacqui Falco and Sheila Slowe, and we are the School Nurses at Hastings.


If your student needs to take medication at school or requires an inhaler, epinephrine injector, or diastat to be kept at school, please secure those medication orders now. The forms are linked below. Please inform your student’s teacher and bus driver of any medical concerns.

Med Permission Form 7.11.22.docx

Anaphylaxis Action Plan 7.11.22

Asthma Health Care Plan 7.11.22

*If your child has developed any medical condition including, but not limited to, asthma, allergies, fractures, etc., that we do not know about, please send us an email at has-nurse@lexingtonma.org.


If your child will be absent or tardy for any reason, please complete this form. You do not need to call the Attendance Hotline. The Symptom Checker part of the form is confidential and used only by the nurses to track illnesses.


We are proud of how committed Hastings families and staff were last school year in doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We know we can do it again this year but we need your help! The Your Health, Safety, and Well Being page on the LPS website provides resources, protocols, and other information on how to keep you, your family, and our school community safe. The most up-to-date information about LPS school protocols can be found on the LPS website here. Please review the Family/Student Symptom Checker to see if your child is well enough to go to school. This is imperative to maintain a healthy school for all members of the community.

Important tips:

  • Send in an extra pair of clothes for your child to keep in their backpack or locker. The Health Clinic does not keep extra clothing and you will need to come to school with a change of clothes. Your child will miss valuable instruction time waiting in the clinic for clean clothes. There are all types of accidents, from incontinence to puddles and spilled milk. Your child will not have their best day in soiled clothes!

  • If your child requires the use of an orthotic device like crutches or a cast or suffers a concussion, please inform the school nurse immediately so we can ensure the proper accommodations are put in place.

  • Review this FAQ of questions commonly asked to the nurse.

  • Remember to pack a healthy snack and lunch for your child along with a reusable water bottle each day.

Other Helpful Links:

Life-Threatening Allergies At LPS – “What Families Need To Know”

Hastings Elementary Health Office Website

We will be returning to the Health Office on Monday, August 29.  We look forward to seeing your student(s) at the beginning of the school year and hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer!

Jacqui Falco, MSN, RN – jfalco@lexingtonma.org

Sheila Slowe, RN – sslowe@lexingtonma.org

***to email both nurses please reach us at has-nurse@lexingtonma.org

Phone: 781-860-5800 Ext. 2

Fax: 781-861-2497