Health Office

Mission Statement

The goal of the Holliston Public School Health Services Department is to promote an optimum level of wellness and remove health related barriers in order to enhance the education process. We believe that health and education are interrelated and that a healthy student is the best learner.

The Holliston Public Schools Health Office is committed to providing basic health services, health promotion and prevention of disease, health maintenance and a safe and caring environment for all students.

Health Services Department


The HPS nurses would like to remind parents/guardians of the following topics:

  1. PRIME beverages are not recommended for most students.  Please see the informational resources below regarding these beverages:  

PRIME Energy in cans (contain caffeine) is not recommended for children under the age of 18, women who are pregnant or nursing, or individuals who are sensitive to caffeine.  PRIME Company FAQ page


PRIME Hydration in plastic bottles (caffeine-free)  is not suitable for children under the age of 15, pregnant or breastfeeding women.  This is stated as a disclaimer on its containers sold in Australia.   We were made aware of this information from an article authored by a US nutritionist.  

2. We have seen an increase in strep throat cases lately.  Symptoms of strep throat can vary from student to student.  Common symptoms include fever and throat pain.  Less common symptoms can be stomach pain, with or without vomiting.  Please see the Strep Throat Information Page from the CDC.  If your student has been diagnosed with strep throat, the health office needs to know. Keep your student home until the student is fever free without the use of fever reducing medication and has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.



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Thank you,

Holliston Public Schools Health Office

It is the policy of the Holliston Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age or disability in its educational programs, services, activities, or employment practices.


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