• Health Corner

    One of the first people any student will meet is Johnson. She handles the everyday medical needs that arise for our students, like distributing medication for unique emergencies that may come up. Also, please make sure that Nurse Johnson has updated immunization and physical records. If you are not sure, or if you have any other medically-related questions, please feel free to contact her,

    In-school testing: BPS is currently only conducting in-school tests for symptomatic students whose parents or guardians have consented to the in-school testing program

    At Home Tests: Please note that all iHealth COVID tests will be distributed every other week to all BPS students.

    Expiration Date Extension: On Jul 8, 2022, the FDA granted another three-month shelf-life extension for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, which extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests from 6 months to 12 months.

Contact the Nurse

  • Jonell  Johnson
    BS, BSN, MED, RN
      - aka Nurse J
    She / Hers / Her
    315 Mount Vernon Street    
    Dorchester, MA 02125          
    Office:  (617) 635-9000 ext 20714    E-Fax: (617) 635-9788
    School Hours:  7:50 am - 2:30 pm
  • Nurse Forms 

    • HIPAA Release Form: allows the school nurses to talk to the other health care providers for the student.

    • Medication Authorization Form: allows the school nurse to administer prescribed medication (asthma inhaler, epi-pen, daily medications to be given at school).

    • OTC Form: allows the school nurse to administer over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl).

    • Self Medication Form: allows the student to administer the medication to themselves at school, without the nurse being present.  This is sometimes used for medications, such as asthma inhalers, that cannot wait until the nurse returns from the other building.