There is a registered nurse in every building that tends to the medical needs of the students and staff at their respective schools. Services provided by the Nursing Department include: vision and hearing screens for all pre-k, kindergarten, first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth graders as well as all transfer students into the district; Scoliosis screenings for sixth grade girls and eighth grade boys and girls; and BMI screenings for kindergarten, second, fourth, sixth, eighth and 10th grade students.
In addition, the department works with special programs including the Wellness Centers at Jones, Elmdale, and George Elementary Schools, flu clinics with the assistance of the Washington County Health Department, and the Ronald McDonald House Dental Van.
The department oversees social services and assists families with a portion of expenses for school supplies, clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies, dental visits, medical care, physician appointments and medication, eye exams and glasses. The department also has a food pantry.
The nursing department provides the following mandated state programs:
Vision and Hearing screens:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th
All transfer students into our district
6th grade girls
8th grade boys and girls
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grades
Wellness Centers at Jones Elementary, Elmdale Elementary, and George Elementary
School nurse in the building is the gate – keeper to the Wellness Center
Flu Clinics with the assistance of Washington County Health Department
Ronald McDonald House Dental Van
Participating schools: Parson Hills, Bayyari, Harp, Westwood, Jones, Elmdale, Lee, Monitor, Sonora, Sonora Middle, Linda Childers Knapp Elementary
We assist families with a portion of the expenses for:
School supplies, clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies
Medical care, Physician appointments and medication
Eye exams and glasses