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The goal of the Johnston Public Schools Health Services Program is that all students are healthy and ready to learn. Health services are provided by our certified school nurse-teachers. Our primary focus is health promotion and disease prevention. School Health Services are meant to supplement, rather than replace, parental responsibility and are designed to encourage parents/guardians to take an active role in supporting their child's health so all students can function at their optimal level.

Flu Clinics

JPS will be hosting flu clinics in the fall.

Clinics are open to all students, staff/faculty, and family members ages 3+.

-See below for 2023 Fall Flu Clinic-


Ferri Middle School
Monday, 12/18/2023
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Cafeteria
Participants: Community Clinic


All students entering the Johnston Public Schools must present proof of immunizations that meet the requirements set forth by the RI Department of Health. 

Please click "Immunization Info" for details.


Click here for Current Information on Respiratory Viruses


Health Exams/Physicals


In accordance with the RI Regulations for School Health Programs:

Students who have not been previously enrolled in a school in the State are required to have a health exam/physical completed.  This exam may be performed 12 months preceding the date of school entry or within 6 months after the start of school.

An updated health exam/physical is again required upon entry to grades 7 & 12


Health Screenings

State mandated school health screenings are overseen by Certified School Nurse-Teachers throughout each school year.


Dental: Grades K-5, and Grade 10
Vision: Grades K-5, Grade 7, Grade 9
Hearing: Grades PK-3
Scoliosis: Grades 6-8

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