Health Services Overview
You may ask yourself what is Health Services? This presentation is a quick glimpse of some of the basic functions of Health Services in our district. This presentation is limited and does not include all functions related to this department and the information provided is for educational purposes only. If you have any questions related to Health Services, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our department administrators.
GPISD nurses and health clerks provide service to over 29,000 students as well as numerous employees. School nurses provide a critical role in the education of students by promoting health as well as providing direct care. Some services provided by the nurses:
- Medication administration
- Minor and emergency care
- Diabetes treatment
- Asthma treatment
- Pregnancy monitoring/education
- Health education
- Crisis management
- Vision, hearing and Type 2 Diabetes screenings
- Monitoring ozone action days
- Blood-borne pathogen training
- CPR training
Our mission is to support maximum learning potential by addressing minor and major health needs through assessment, treatment, education, and prevention.
Our vision is for each child to experience optimal health, contributing to daily optimal learning experiences, therefore promoting their optimal potential.
Below are some key things to consider and take note.
1. A medication permission order signed by BOTH you and your child’s doctor is required for any medications your child needs administered at school, including over-the-counter medications. These forms are available in my office as well as online under Health Services.
2. Prescription medication needs to be brought in the original packaging with the prescription label attached this includes inhalers and nebulizer treatments.
Things to Remember:
1. Please keep kids home if they are ill.
2. Students with the following symptoms must stay home for 24 hours before returning to school
Child must be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. *This allows your child to feel better but also to minimize the spread of sickness and infection to others.
Degrees and Certifications: