Health and Counseling Services
St. Andrew’s School is committed to the physical and mental health of all of our students. Health and Counseling services are located in the Adams Student Services Center and house a nurse’s office and treatment center, a counseling office, and two rooms with six beds to care for students who become ill at school. The Center is staffed by a full-time Registered Nurse (R.N.), a full-time Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), on call nurses for after school hours, and an on call School Doctor.
In addition to providing information on physical and mental health through classes and information session, the Center provides annual flu shots, vaccinations for graduating seniors, specific group sessions, and health referral services. Students are required to keep all medications with the School Nurse who is available from 7:30 am through the end of the School day. St. Andrew’s is fortunate to be located directly across the street from the Barrington Public Services Building where EMTs are readily available. Finally there are several excellent hospitals in Providence, a short fifteen minute drive, that have a national reputation for helping young people.
SCHOOL COUNSELOR MESSAGE ABOUT MARCH BREAK
As students look forward to Spring Break, they often anticipate staying up late and sleeping their days away. Night time hours might be filled with Netflix, video games, and time with friends, all in an effort to relax during a break from school. Kids definitely need time to relax, but they also need their sleep. Lack of sleep can negatively impact mood, concentration, memory, and motivation.