A student’s health is important to his or her success in school. Mooresville Graded School District employs school nurses who provide services to minimize health conditions that impede learning. School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that 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 potentials. At MGSD, our school health services include:
- Screening, assessment, identification, and planning for the care, safety, and ongoing evaluation of students with health care needs
- Referrals to community resources
- Consultation with parents and physicians about health conditions
- Health teaching and counseling for students
- Consultation with administrators and staff regarding health-related activities at school such as health room procedures, medication administration, medically authorized procedures, and communicable disease control.
We would like to keep our students and schools as healthy as possible this school year. Please use these guidelines when deciding whether to send your student to school. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your school nurse. This guidance is directly from the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Iredell County Health Department. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our schools safe, happy, and healthy!
For more information review this website, American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines
*Please submit attendance notes when your student returns to school or via Parent Square.*