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Gretchen Ash



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Student Health Information

A full-time nurse is on staff at all schools. School nurses are a liaison to the student, parent, and health care providers by promoting wellness and improving the health status of students, which advances academic success. Each nurse conducts screening and immunization programs based on CHOA and DPH guidelines, follows up on absences, provides care for students with special needs, provides health education and counseling for students, staff and families. The nurse cares for students who become ill or injured, and oversees required health records. Parents will be notified of significant injuries, deficiencies in screenings, and possible needs for referrals to other professionals. The nurse does not diagnose or replace the advice of your personal physician.