Nurse's Notes


Many people think that the school nurses' job consists of applying band-aids, giving medications and sending home sick children. Although this may have been true many years ago, times have changed. School Nursing is now defined as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. The nurse accomplishes this by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health and safety.

The School Nurse serves as the health professional in the school and provides the following services:

          *Illness and injury assessments and interventions

         *Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of health concerns    

         *Screening for health factors impacting student education

         *Chronic disease management and education

         *Individualized nursing care plans and services for students

         *Medication administration and training for staff

         *School/community/health care provider liaison


There are some situations when your child is too ill to attend school. 

Here are some general guidelines:

          *Fever of 100.5 degrees F or higher

          *Diarrhea or Vomiting

          *Unexplained rash

          *Contagious infections such as Strep throat or eye infection
           (must be treated for at least 24 hours before returning to school)     

School Health Contacts

Melissa Avila, RN
Director of Health Services
530-623-2861 ext. 252

Megan Koeller
Health Assistant
530-623-2681 ext. 258

MaryAnn Bunce
Interim Nurse
530-623-2861 ext. 254

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