Optimal learning requires good emotional and physical health. DoDEA School Health Services works together with families and community for children's health. The School Nurse at each DoDEA's school works with the school administrator to provide an environment that promotes optimal wellness and safety for all students. The school nurse provides individualized quality health care for students, emphasizes health education at all levels and utilizes available community and school resources to promote an overall healthy lifestyle for students, staff and families. Some of the core services of a school nurse are:
~ Conducting health screenings
~ Providing specialized healthcare and services
~ Assessing and evaluating individual growth and development
~ Monitoring of students immunizations
~ Acting as a resource for faculty, parents and students
~ Providing individual health counseling to service emotional and physical health needs
~ Identifying and referring possible pediatric and adolescent health problems for early diagnosis and treatment
~ Evaluating and monitoring communicable diseases
~ Conducting health related classroom instruction
~ Acting as an advocate for children with special needs
~ Serving as a liaison with parents and community health agencies
~ Providing educational and promotional activities for healthy lifestyles of our students and staff.
The purpose of the School Health Services is to strengthen the educational process by improving the health status and health knowledge of students. The goal of the program is to help students become responsible for their own health and wellness.
The school nurse is not in a position to diagnosis your child's health concerns, to prescribe medication or to offer a prognosis. Please allow your family's primary care physician to make all decisions regarding the health of your child.
Students who are ill should stay home for the protection of the child and others. If a student becomes ill during the school day, the parent or guardian will be notified to pick up the student. If a parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact person will be notified. If we are unable to reach the emergency contact, the sponsor's supervisor will be contacted.
Any student with the following symptoms or communicable diseases should not be sent to school, and will be sent home:
For the protection of your child and school staff, we must adhere to DoDEA standards of safety measures regarding the administration of medication.
Medications must be kept in a locked cabinet at school, with the exception of asthma medication. Students diagnosed with asthma must have doctor and parental permission to carry their medication as well as a signed statement taking responsibility for the proper use of the medication.
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By June 2015, all students will increase their ability to analyze text, which is drawing conclusions, inferring relationships, and identifying theme and story elements. Progress will be measured by the selected system-wide assessments.
By June 2015, all students will be able to increase math communication, which is modeling and describing ideas through verbal, written, and/or graphical representations. Progress will be measured by the selected system-wide and local assessments.