Liberty Oaks  Health Room 

Welcome to my Health Room site. I hope you find the site helpful, informative, and user friendly.

For those I have not met yet, I am Jill Bracken and I am the full time nurse here at Liberty Oaks. I became a school nurse when Liberty Oaks first opened in 2005; this is my 19th year. I have been and continue to be blessed with the opportunity to care for our students. 

This year we have the pleasure of having Mandy Voor Vart as our full time Health Aide. This is her first year in a school and is excited to be here at Liberty Oaks and getting to know our students and staff. Mrs. Voor Vart is a Certified Arborist and comes to us with many years of experience working with Evergy as a Consulting Utility Arborist. Although her background is in forestry, Mrs. Voor Vart has a lot of experience working with people at all capacities. 

Our priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. We appreciate any and all communication as it relates to the health and safety of your child. The health information shared with us about your child helps us know how to better serve your child's health care needs which in turn affects their educational needs. 

Please feel free to contact us at any time during the school day at 816-736-5607 or email at jill.bracken@lps53.org or mandy.voorvart@lps53.org.

School Nurses are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential (National Association of School Nurses [NASN], 2017). 

Students come to school to be in class and learn. The School Nurse helps with this by encouraging children to be healthy. When students come to the Health Room, their complaints will be checked out and treated as soon as possible, so they can go back to class. Students will be encouraged to stay in school if they are able. If they are found to be ill, however, parents will be called and the student will be sent home. Please make sure to have current contact information on file with the school office. 

The School Nurse also provides health education, health assessments, identification of health problems, referrals for medical follow-up, and vision and hearing screenings. The School Nurse is an excellent resource for the entire school community.