Health Office

News and Virtual Support


Our school health program is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) School Health Services to provide all school children with access to quality health services. The mission of the health office is to ensure a safe and healthy school environment that is responsive to the needs of a diverse culture of students and families. Our ability to positively collaborate with both the MDPH and our own community supports the student’s ability to achieve success at school.

We look forward to providing care for our school community. If your child has a specific chronic condition the school will make every effort possible to work with you and your child.


Please download and review our
2023/24 Health Handbook

Contact Laurie Zacek, RN:
413-586-1908 ext 124

Health Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 3:30 pm


Immunizations and Flu Vaccine

The Hartsbrook School has the expectation that parents will follow the MA state requirements for immunization and keep their children’s vaccinations up to date for the safety of everyone.

The Immunization Requirements for School Entry resource (updated March 3, 2023) outlines the required vaccines by child care/preschool, grades K-6, grades 7-12, and college.

There are new immunization requirements for the meningococcal vaccine for school entry (this started in the 2020/21 school year). The flyer, New Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY) Requirement for School Entry, answers frequently asked questions about the new requirement. Also see: CDC information

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Taking Care of Yourself

Self-care is preventative medicine. Here are some links to resources to help you find the support that you need and empower you to care for yourselves.

Mindfulness apps that are free and highly rated:

Behavioral and Emotional Health

COVID Resources

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