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Student Health Services

                    FREE  YOUR KIDS FROM THE TV!
Use these basic tips to limit your child's screen time:

1.  Keep TV's out of your child's bedroom.
2.  Don't put  a TV in eating areas, such as the kitchen or dining room.
3.  Don't allow your child to watch TV while doing homework.
4.  Treat TV as a privilege that your child needs to earn and not a right to which he or she is entitled.
5.  Limit TV on school days.
6.  Offer fun alternatives to television, such as playing a board game, crafts, hobbies, etc. 


Mission Statement

To provide health related services which strengthen the educational process, in partnership with parents and school staff.

Licensed School Nurses

  • Together with the health paraprofessional, promote and maintain the health and well-being of all students.
  • Delegate and supervise first-aid care, medication administration and health procedures.
  • Access, plan and document for students with health issues.
  • Provide and plan the direct services for chronically ill or medically fragile students needing health procedures.
  • Plan and provide for hearing and vision screening and referrals (grades 1,3,5,7,9.)
  • Provide health consultation and education to students, staff and families.
  • Provide referrals to community resources.
  • Coordinated prevention and control of communicable concerns.
  • Are registered nurses with a baccalaureate/master's degree and are licensed in public health and school nursing.
  • Participate as part of the Special Education team, providing nursing services as needed.

The school health offices are staffed each student day by a health services paraprofessional or building secretary, with licensed school nurse support in the building or on-call within the District.

Health Paraprofessionals

  • Provide routine and emergency first-aid care to students and staff with illnesses and injuries.
  • Provide care to students with chronic medical conditions as delegated by the LSN.
  • Maintain documentation of immunizations and other health issues as part of the student health record.
  • Administer medications as delegated by the LSN.
  • Assist with monitoring and providing information regarding communicable concerns.
  • Are certified in CPR and First-Aid, may also be licensed as an LPN.

Nurturing Healthy Learners

  • Students need 8-10 hours of sleep. Set appropriate bedtimes and help your child get in the habit of going to bed on time.

  • Good nutrition is also directly related to the ability to learn. A good breakfast fuels the brain for the morning. Top foods for brains: whole grains, eggs, fish, all berries, broccoli, nuts, tomatoes.

  • Good attendance is critical for learning. All students should strive for a 95% or better attendance record (one day absence per month average.)

  • Hand washing remains the single most effective way of reducing illness: colds, flu and communicable diseases.

  • Regular exams with medical and dental providers help to prevent health problems. See your school nurse for available resources.

  • Daily physical exercise is important. Limit your child’s time viewing television, playing video games and cell phone use.

  • Water, water, water! Oxygen is the #1 super fuel of the brain, water is #2. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day.