School Health Services

School Nurses: Partners in Health & Education

Healthy Kids Are Better Learners

School nurses and health assistants work together with educators to meet the health needs of students in the educational setting. This team has a unique understanding of students' physical, social, and emotional health and the resulting impact on learning.

  • Each school is staffed by a Health Assistant (HA/LPN) during school hours.
  • A Licensed School Nurse (LSN/RN) is available at buildings on a part-time basis and is always available to the health assistant by phone.
  • Licensed School Nurses (LSN/RN) have a baccalaureate degree and are licensed in public health and school nursing.  They coordinate prevention and control of communicable diseases, and serve as a resource to staff, students, families regarding health concerns and health education.

All School Health Offices have a 24/7 confidential voice mail system…Parents may leave a message at any time.

WHEN to Contact your school health office:

  • For any changes to your child’s health or for any significant conditions i.e. Diabetes, Seizures, Life-threatening Allergies with an Epi-pen.
  • When a student has a communicable condition (i.e., chicken pox, strep throat or head lice) so appropriate measures may be taken.