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.