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About

Student Health Services (SHS) believes that optimal learning requires good health. SHS works to ensure the health and well-being of students and staff by developing, implementing, and delivering school health services and programs. The office includes a Coordinator, Professional Assistant III, and 23  Registered Nurses (17 Cluster Nurses and 6 Special Education Nurses). All bring years of pediatric and healthcare experience.

SHS delivers school health services through a team approach with registered nurses and clinic assistants who work in the school-based clinics. Student Health Services serves as a resource for all school health related issues.

Programs and Services

  • Oversight of the school-based clinics
  • First Aid and CPR Training
  • Coordination of the district Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program
  • Immunization audit compliance oversight and assistance
  • Oversight of State Mandated Screenings
  • Provide health education and inservice trainings
  • Promotion of wellness activities
  • Management and prevention of communicable diseases
  • Emergency care and crisis intervention
  • Provides direct care to medically fragile students

Student Health Services and Academic Success

There is a clear connection between school nursing interventions and student's success in classrooms. School Nurses help:

  • Manage acute and chronic illnesses
  • Reduce the number of students sent home sick and reduce unnecessary absenteeism due to health related issues
  • Establishing policies and procedures for school health issues and procedures
  • Provide and coordinate school health screenings (vision and scoliosis)
  • Identify and address health related barriers to learning
  • Support nutritional, comfort and clothing needs