Clinic Guidelines & Nurse Responsibilities
The clinic should be used for the purpose of receiving first aid treatment for injuries or for sudden illness. When the nurse is not on campus a substitute nurse will provide services on campus or the student should report to an assistant principal’s office.
When it is necessary for the student to see the nurse, he or she must first get a pass from his or her teacher. When the student returns to class, he or she will return with the pass time and dated to verify visit.
To protect all children from communicable illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while they are contagious. Students should be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Contact your campus nurse if you are unsure whether or not your child should return to school.
Our students are our most valuable resource. The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for student health and a healthy school environment. School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs. The nurses' goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals. Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students.
We would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff. We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.