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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
For more information, visit our Springdale Nurses website.
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Fever or feeling feverish/chills.
Runny or Stuffy Nose
Muscle or Body Aches
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.