Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School supports comprehensive health education, nutrition services, physical activity, health services, mental health services, health promotion, school and family/community relationships, and a healthy, safe working environment. Improved health improves student attendance and academic performance. The Pathfinder Tech Health Office staff strives to equip students and their families with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices in their daily lives. 

Health Office

240 Sykes Street
Palmer, MA 01069
Phone: 413-283-9701, x309
Confidential Fax: 413-283-9372


Sarah Dunaj, BSN, RN, School Nurse Leader

Please see below for the Health Office Requirements Letter, which was provided as a paper copy to each student within the first week of school.

The following forms must be completed and returned to the School Nurse each school year:


  1. Emergency Form: required each school year
  2. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication Form: required each school year
  3. Physical Exams: Prior to school entry (all grade 9 and transfer students) are required to submit a current (dated within 12 months of school entry) School Health Record Form (see below for a copy). The physical examination will be valid for sports participation for a period of 13 months as required by the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association).

Emergency Form

Over-the-Counter Medication Consent Form

School Health Record (Physical Exam) Form

Health Office Requirements Letter to Parents

Additional Forms

See below for additional forms that may be required for your student:

Chronic Illness Requirements Letter

Prescription Medication School Form

Self-Administration Medication Form

Allergy Action Plan

Asthema Action Plan

Diabetes Action Plan

Seizure Action Plan


Concussion Requirements

If your child has sustained a head injury at school or at home, please notify the School Nurse (and Athletic Trainer if applicable) as soon as possible.

ACE CARE PLAN FORM (see link below)

  • must be completed and signed by MD every time the student has an appointment for the Concussion.
  • Must be completed and signed for clearance before resuming sports/extra curricular or full academic schedules.

ACE Care Plan Form

Concussion Information for PARENTS

Concussion Information for SCHOOL STAFF

Concussion Information for STUDENTS

Classroom Tips for TEACHERS

Sports Policies – Info for PARENTS, COACHES, ATHLETES

Seizure Action Plan

Health Portal Information

***Please note that all medical information should be relayed and uploaded to the Health Portal in order to ensure confidentiality.***

New Access:

Entering your Child’s Date of Birth:


Receiving New Messages:

Sending the Nurse a Message: 

Uploading Documents to the Portal

Pain Control Information

Pathfinder Tech offers a wide range of vocational technical programs that give students a competitive advantage both in college and the workforce. These sixteen programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

To schedule a tour please contact our Guidance Department:
413-283-9701 Ext. 247
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