Jennifer Poisson, RN

Burrillville Middle School Nurse

Phone: (401) 568-1320 ext. 6316

Fax: (401) 568-1317


Nurse's Page


Welcome to the Burrillville Middle School (BMS) Health Services page. This page will provide information for families and faculty of BMS. The information provided here does not replace medical evaluation and treatment. Please contact your health care provider for any medical advice.  

Letter from the BSD School Nurses

The following are general guidelines to facilitate communication between parents and school health professionals relating to health issues.

Nurses will use clinical judgment to decide how to respond to symptoms in line with the district illness policy (e.g., students who have fevers, vomiting, ect. will be sent home).

If your child is hospitalized for an illness (psychiatric or medical), a confidential summary from the discharging health care professional would be appreciated.  Recommendations for your child might be made by the discharging professional in the summary.  These recommendations will help us determine the accommodations for his/her academic, emotional, and physical needs your child may require upon his/her return.

For a student to receive Over the Counter Medication, such as; Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Tums, the Over The Counter Medication Administration form must be provided to the health office every school year.  Over the Counter Medication Form

A.T. Levy          Steere Farm Elementary William L. Callahan Elementary         BMS      BHS

Covid Guidelines 2023-2024 

All students who have COVID symptoms should stay home and get tested and/or contact your primary care provider for further guidance. 

Testing may be recommended if symptomatic per the current sickness policies. 

There are many ways to get a COVID-19 test. Find the most convenient way for you at

RIDOH link Exposure Info               * Exposed students may come to school if they have no symptoms

Exposure Guidelines: If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, take precautions regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection.

If someone you live with has COVID-19, avoid being around them as much as possible and wear a mask if you must be around them.

You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed. If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, isolate at home, call your healthcare provider, and get tested.

For Information on preventing COVID-19 please visit: 

Rhode Island Department of Health Requirements for 7th-12th Grade Students

Children entering 7th grade- A child who is entering 7th grade must have met the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten immunization requirements, plus:

Children entering 8th grade- A child who is entering 8th grade must have met the 7th grade immunization requirements, plus:

Children entering 9th grade - A child who is entering 9th grade must have met the 8th grade immunization requirements, plus:

Children entering 12th grade- A child who is entering 12th grade must have met the 9th grade immunization requirements, plus:

HPV vaccination

Note: No student should be excluded from school if he/she is not vaccinated against HPV.

Rhode Island Department of Health Immunization Requirements for PK-12