Nurse

Ms. Bennett is our school nurse and her primary responsibility is to support students’ health needs so they can stay in class. We are fortunate here at North to have a relatively healthy student population, which gives us the luxury of focusing on wellness and wellbeing.

That being said, there are occasions when a student needs to visit the nurse. Below are the primary reasons a student should leave class to go to the nurse:

*Bleeding (beyond a Band-Aid fix)

*Burning up (fever)

*Broken bones

*Barfing

*Breathing problems

*Blood sugar issues

*Bump on the head

Among the many things students do NOT need to visit the nurse are headaches, stomach aches, sore throats, red eyes, gum on the pants, dizziness, runny nose, minor playground injuries without swelling/redness/warmth, chapped lips, pimples, mild body aches, pokes to the eye .

Our students are expected to learn how to distinguish between significant illness/injury and the day-to-day discomforts that are part of the human experience, that will pass with a little time, and visit the nurse as needed.

For more information, please contact Ms. Bennett at 303-364-7411 or tlbennett@aps.k12.co.us.