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Health Services

Welcome to the Norwalk Public Schools Health Services Department. Here you will find health information that will be useful to you as your child journeys through the Norwalk Public School system.  Feel free to download forms, view health requirements, and contact your school nurse  with any questions or concerns.

NPS Wellness Policy

Norwalk Public Schools promotes healthy schools by supporting physical, social, and emotional wellness, including good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The district supports a healthy environment where children learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of children. Improved health optimizes student performance potential.

The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as:

“A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I know if I should send my child to school due to illness or injury?
    • Please contact your school nurse for up-to-date guidelines on health-related questions.
    • Please refer to the NPS Health Guidelines (English / Spanish)
  • ​Where can I find information about Religious Exemptions for the 2021-22 school year?
    • ​Please view the CSDE Guidance regarding Religious Exemptions.

COVID Information


For more information about the Health Services Department:

JoAnn Malinowski BSN RN NCSN
Coordinator of School Health Services
125 East Ave: Suite 116
Norwalk, CT 06850