School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual or potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaption, self management, self advocacy and learning (National Association of School Nurses)
If your child is going to be absent or tardy from school due to illness, medical/dental appointment, or any other reason, please call the school office as soon as possible. We need to account for every child.
The mission of School Nurse Practice is to
Reduce students’ health-related absenteeism.
Eliminate or minimize health problems that impair learning.
Reduce or prevent health problems through education.
Educate the community as to the health concerns of school-aged children.
Help students to achieve the highest degree of independent functioning.
Assist with referrals to community providers.
Screening for hearing or vision difficulties that may impair student learning.
Emergency and Health History Forms/Information
Each student must return a completed emergency form and health history form every school year. These forms are vital in providing up-to-date medical information on your student and phone numbers to use in case of an emergency.
Major illness, injury or surgical procedure:
Please notify the school nurse so we can assist you with appropriate care for your child on return to school. A note from the health care provider outlining care and restrictions will be required.
Schedule a meeting with the nurse to discuss special situations that may warrant a plan of care for your child.