Welcome to School Nursing

  • The school nurse provides expertise and oversight of school health services as well as promotes heather education.  Because healthy children are successful learners, school nurses advocate for the physical, emotional, mental, and social health of students.

    Our Mission

    • Provide preventive services
    • Identify problems in the earliest stages
    • Oversee interventions and referrals as a way to foster health and ensure educational success
    • Serve as liaisons between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment
    • Serve as consultants with other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors
    • Monitor immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
    • Make decisions related to the delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
  • Important Things to Know

    Please do not send your child to school if he/she is ill, including recent vomiting, diarrhea, or fever of 100 degrees or more.  They must be symptom-free for at least 24 hours before they can return to school, and without the need for medication to keep their temperature down.     

    No medications can be administered without a healthcare provider's order, including Tylenol and Ibuprofen.  Cough drops from home should be given to their teacher upon arrival to the classroom.  Please do not send medication in with your child for them to administer to themselves.    

    Due to multiple food allergies in our school, NO outside food/snacks are to be brought in for your child's classroom without special permission.  

    WPS Head Lice (PEDICULOSIS) Protocol

    Winchester Public Schools is committed to providing a healthy environment for all students and employees.
    Click on the link below to review WPS Head Lice Protocol and checklist for treatment.
    Lice Protocol and Treatment

    Update Your Contact Information

    Please let us know if there is a change in your phone numbers, EVEN IF TEMPORARY.  Valuable time is lost when attempting to locate a child's parent, guardian, or emergency contact, especially if they're sick or injured.

     

     

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