Meet the Nurse:

Monica Furrow, RN, BSN
To reach me:
Mornings (SDMHS): 548-2313
Afternoons (SES) 548-2317

All students entering 7th grade for the 2018-2019 school year will need to receive a dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis) vaccine and all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and 12th grade must have proof that they have the age appropriate meningococcal vaccines (MCV4) serogroups A, C, W, and Y before attendance is allowed. Schedule your appointment with your primary care provider today.

Welcome to the R.S.U. #20 School Health Services web page!

Our school physician, Richard Read M. D., is available to the nurse for consultation and advisory services.  I love working with your children, and am dedicated to their health and well-being.

A little about the role of the school nurse…

In Maine, the school nurse is a registered professional nurse certified with the Maine Department of Education.  The school nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children. The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention and treatment of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse is uniquely qualified and knowledgeable in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures.

On any given day, you will find the school nurse:

 • Assessing and following up on acute and chronic health issues

• Screening students vision, height, weight and hearing

• Coordinating and administering medications to students

• Tracking immunizations

• Managing communicable diseases for the school

• Writing and revising school health policies to reflect best evidence-based nursing practice

• Managing medical emergencies at the school

• Educating staff (e.g. training staff regarding student’s health issues and educating staff on OSHA blood borne pathogen requirements)

• Coordinating and collaborating with parents, community health providers, and others, relating to the above functions.

I ask that you please keep the school updated on any changes in your child’s medical condition throughout the school year so that we may keep our students as safe and as healthy as possible while at school.  These changes could include, but are not limited to new or discontinued medications, a newly diagnosed medical condition, a temporary change in your child’s health status (i.e broken bones, surgery, recovery from surgery, etc), hospitalizations, illnesses or any other information you think might be helpful for us to know.

Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you and your child(ren)!

5210 Let's GO!!
5 or more fruits & vegetables 
2 hours or less recreational screen time* 
1 hour or more of physical activity 
0 sugary drinks, more water & low fat milk

Searsport District High School was recognized as a 2017 Let's Go! Silver Site
As part of the get healthy initiative, we have 2 goals for this school year.
-Prohibit the use of food as a reward
-Limit unhealthy choices for snacks/celebrations; provide healthy choices