About Health Services
We provide services for the health and safety of the school community by providing emergency care, facilitating access to school health care, and identifying and managing health issues in the school that inhibit student learning.
Who is in the health office?
Every school has an assigned Certified School Nurse and each health office is staffed with a Registered Nurse or Health Aide to provide continuous health care to the students and staff.
What does the school nurse do every day?
- Providing care and first aid for illness and injury at school.
- Maintaining the school’s communicable disease prevention and control program.
- Providing health information and counseling for students, parents, and staff.
- Safely storing, administering, documenting, and monitoring the effectiveness of medication given at school.
- Prescription and non-prescription medicine to be administered at school must be approved by a physician *See Form* and brought to school by a parent or guardian. Please talk to your school nurse for more information.
- Identifying students with special health concerns and developing health care plans with students and families.
- Maintaining accurate records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions.
- Providing health programs as required and needed including education and screening for vision, hearing & dental.
- Being a resource for health and wellness for classroom teachers, staff and parents and providing expertise on health information and curriculum.
- Communicating with students, families, staff and community agencies to identify and provide services and programs to meet the physical and mental health needs of children and families.
- Collaborating with school multidisciplinary team of psychologist, social worker, and specialists to identify and provide health information, services, modifications, and plans for students.
- Participating as crisis team members and providing crisis intervention for students and staff in the advent of sudden illness or injury.
Last Modified on September 2, 2020