Donna Crimmin, RN, MS
MIW School Nurse
Phone: 207-829-4825 ext.104
Email address: DCrimmin@msad51.org
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
"Welcome to my site! I am the school nurse at MIW School. Periodically, I will update this site with current information regarding school health issues and important dates/reminders. Below I have downloaded some important forms for your use and added some links with parent information for your perusal. There are also some recommended websites if you would like to get further medical information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health, please feel free to contact me at the above number or email address."
Incoming Kindergarten and all new students (K-3) need to have their immunization records on file with the school by October 15th. All students need to be in compliance with the State of Maine Immunization requirements for school attendance by this cut off date. If you have an objection to immunizing your child, you must have an exemption form on file annually. Feel free to contact me for further information or questions.
SCHOOL DISTRICT FORMS:
ROLE OF SCHOOL NURSE
According to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning by acting as an advocate and liaison between home, the school, and the medical community regarding concerns that are likely to affect a student’s ability to learn. Components of a coordinated school health program (provided by the school nurse) include the following comprehensive services:
Health services - Serves as the coordinator of health services program, provides nursing care, and advocates for health rights.
Health education - Provides appropriate health information that promotes informed health care decisions, promotes health, prevents disease, and enhances school performance.
Environment - Identifies health and safety concerns in the school community and promotes a safe and nurturing school environment.
Nutrition - Supports school food service programs and promotes the benefits of healthy eating.
Physical education / activity - Promotes healthy activities, physical education, and sports policies / practices that promote safety and good sportsmanship.
Counseling / mental health - Provides appropriate health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions, refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies, and provides follow up once treatment is prescribed.
Parent / community involvement - Promotes community participation in assuring a healthy school.
Staff Wellness - Provides health education, monitoring, counseling and programs that promote a healthy staff and school environment.
(Source: "Scope and Standards of School Nurse Practice" NASN, 2002)