Seminole Public Schools
About Health Services
The mission of School Health Services is to nurture the growth, development and educational achievement of Seminole students by promoting their health and well being by providing care for students at the direction of their health care provider. We monitor the health status and identify and address the unmet needs of students, families and school staff by assessing and caring for minor injuries and illnesses that may occur during school hours along with supporting chronic health conditions. Our goal is to build public and private partnerships to ensure quality services that are effective, culturally appropriate, and compassionate to the diverse changing needs of students and the community.
About the School Nurse
I started my education at the Pontotoc Technology Center, where I obtained my LPN certification, in 2012. I continued by education at Murray State College and recieved my Associates in Applied Science and sat for the RN exam in 2020. I started my nursing career in 2012 with Valley View and Mercy in Ada, mainly in Pulmonology, Primary Care and Sports Medicine, before starting with Seminole Public Schools in 2020. I also started my journey as Head Volleyball Coach starting in 2021. I am so blessed to work for Seminole Schools. I love all of the students that I get to care for and interact with. Seminole also has some of the best staff ever!
According to the CDC, regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, handwashing is a great way to protect you and yourself and others. Use the following link to learn about additional ways you can help protect yourself and your family by not just washing your hands but also using Hand Sanitizer. Handwashing - Clean Hands Save Lives | CDC
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Fight The Flu
Here is a link to the Oklahoma Vaccine Requirements for attending school
Those who wish to not have their child immunized must complete a Vaccine Exemption Certificate and return it to the school.
Free COVID-19 Testing
Free COVID-19 testing for students and staff who have symptoms or do not have symptoms are performed by the School Nurse. To schedule COVID-19 testing call the school nurse at 405-584-2342. Testing can be performed Monday-Friday and on the weekends as needed. Tests performed are rapid COVID-19 Antigen tests that take 15 minutes to get results. Test's are performed at the Administration building at 600 W. Strother Seminole, Ok 74868.
After scheduling your test arrive at the Administration building, park infront or near the flag pole out front, stay in your car, and call the nurse at 405-584-2342 to let her know you have arrived. She will come out to your vehicle for testing.
Free Kinsa Thermometer
Thanks to Lysol and Kinsa we are partnering again with them to recieve FREE smart Kinsa Thermometers. The program is open to all Seminole Students and employees. Just follow the instructions on the flyer to sign up and recieve yours. 1 thermometer per family.