Health Services - School Nurses

When Are Students Too Sick for School?

When Students Are Too Ill for School

This printable handout outlines when a student should be kept home.  Questions should be directed to your building nurse. 

Promoting Student Health

School health services staff can help all students with preventive care such as vision screening, case management planning for health concerns, as well as acute and emergency care. At Edmonds School District qualified professional school nurses provide this care.  For students with chronic health conditions, school nurses and other health care providers play a large role in the daily management of their conditions. School health services staff are responsible for coordinating care by communicating with the student’s family, school staff and health care providers so that they can stay healthy and ready to learn.

School health services is part of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, which promotes a collaborative approach designed to improve learning and health in our state schools. 

A medical home is key to wellness.  Wellness care with a consistent health care provider gives students a better chance of staying healthy.  A medical home provides:

  • Regular screening exams
  • Information of developmental milestones - movement, speech / language, social, emotional and self-care skills.
  • Immunizations
  • Health and safety tips

What is a School Nurse?

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.

Health Services Vision

All students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Core Values

Child Well-being
Diversity & Inclusion

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