Mission Statement

  • We support the vision of the Weston Public Schools by actively collaborating with parents, faculty, staff and the community to advance the well-being, academic success and lifelong learning of our students.
  • While respecting individuality, the school nurses facilitate positive responses to normal development; promote the health and safety of all students and staff; intervene in the case of actual or potential health and/or emotional problems; and provide case management.
  • We aspire to build student and family capacity for adaption, self-management, self-advocacy and learning, thus assisting our students to become productive citizens of the increasingly diverse and global society.

The high school nurse is available during school hours for direct care services, care coordination and confidential consultation. Return to school after an extended illness, accident or surgery, and medically excused absences must be arranged through Health Services.

HSNurseWHS School Nurse Michelle Rizza rizzam@weston.org

Michelle Rizza, BSN, RN, has been employed for the past ten years as a Registered Nurse in the Child Development Unit at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.  Additionally, Michelle has been a substitute nurse for the Weston Public Schools for the past two years.  Michelle is excited to be formally joining the team, students and families of Weston High School as the High School Nurse.

Michelle has a BA in psychology and a BSN in nursing from Framingham State University, and she is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Mrs. Rizza enjoys reading, her cats, and spending time with her husband and their daughter who currently attends high school.