The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as a specialized practice of nursing that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses are considered leaders who bridge health care and education by delivering quality healthcare in the school setting.
Being a school nurse is a responsibility to be taken seriously. We are an integral part of a team in which parents/guardians, teachers, administration, and support staff work together to keep your child healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Each day I will seek to improve the health and education outcome for children by promoting school and community wellness.
Please note the following health-related information:
- Although parents are responsible for obtaining a physical examination for their child, it is the school district’s responsibility to inform parents/guardians of the importance of obtaining physical examinations at least once during each of the student’s developmental stages: early childhood (pre-school through grade 3), pre-adolescence (grades 4 through 6) and adolescence (grades 7 through 12).
- All students will undergo screenings such as vision, hearing, scoliosis, etc. as mandated by the State. Your child may be exempt from these screenings if a request to do so is written by September 6, 2018.
- Medical information will be shared on a need-to-know basis with the appropriate faculty/staff.