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Cynthia Boykin

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Summary of TN and WCS Immunization Requirements for Child Care and School:  This list provides information regarding new immunizations only.  For a comprehensive list of all vaccinations, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health’s website.

Williamson County School Nurses prioritize their school day according to types of medical issues that students have within the individual school (s) assigned to them.  Students requiring licensed nurse procedures and students with emergency and/or individualized health care plans are the nurses’ top priorities.  WCS nurses coordinate and oversee the school health clinics in each of our schools, and when not performing licensed nurse procedures, annual or as needed screenings, other needed health assessments, will staff the school health clinics.  Ensuring that our students are adequately immunized and are receiving needed medical and/or dental care are also duties that the school nurse will perform, as well as performing annual health screenings including vision, hearing, B/P, height, and weight measurements. 

New students entering WCS will be assessed for vision, hearing, and basic medical and/or dental needs by the nurse at each school. If students are unable financially to receive services that are determined to be needed, assistance will be provided to help them find providers to meet these needs. 

Williamson County Schools are staffed with at least one nurse assigned to every school in the district.  Several of our nurse positions have 2 nurses that job share the position.  Each school has a nurse on campus or within close proximity at all times of the school day.  If students have medical needs requiring accommodations for them to be able to participate in their education in a school setting, or needs for individualized health care plans or potential emergency medical needs requiring a plan to be in place, the school nurse will work with the student’s parent/guardian and health care provider as needed to develop the plans and/or accommodations needed to ensure that the student’s safety and well-being will be maintained in the school setting.

Annual vision, hearing, B/P, height, and weight screenings take place in the fall for students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 under the supervision of our coordinated school health director and health services coordinator.

Nurses will oversee and supervise emergency first aid and illness assessments/treatments as needed and as they are available in each of our school’s clinics.

Nurses are available to consult with parents/guardians regarding health issues of their children that impact their performance and attendance at school. 

PARENTS- If your child suffers an illness or injury that will lead or has led to an absence of more than 5 days consecutively, or if you are aware that your child will miss more than 5 consecutive days due to an impending surgery/medical treatment, it is recommended that you discuss this as soon as possible with the nurse at your school to work out a plan together with the child’s teacher(s) and other support staff to keep your child from falling behind in their school work.

Preventative measures to prevent the spread of infection and/or contagious illness:

What You Can Do:

  • Hand Washing  You can prevent the spread of the flu by washing your hands before and after eating meals; after using the rest room; after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose; and after playing outside. Use warm, running water and soap. If you use liquid soap, use about one teaspoon. Be sure to rub your hands together vigorously for 20 seconds. Do not forget to rub between fingers and clean underneath the fingernails. Rinse thoroughly and dry hands with paper towels or a hot-air dryer. Washing hands is easy and can prevent the spread of other infectious diseases.

  • Rest   Make sure that you and your children are obtaining adequate amounts of sleep.

  • Keep your children at home if they have a fever or are showing any of the above flu symptoms.

  • Consult your family doctor with any questions or problems.

Safe and Drug Free Schools

The department of Safe & Drug-Free Schools has the responsibility and privilege of providing students with a safe learning environment, support for pro-social and healthy behaviors, and assistance with barriers to learning.

 
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