Nurse's office phone: 815-462-7814
A student’s health is directly related to his or her ability to learn. Children with unmet health needs have a difficult time engaging in the educational process. The school nurse supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process (NASN, 2016).
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH!
“Poor oral health can have a detrimental effect on children’s quality of life, their performance at school, and their success later in life”
Help your children build good oral health habits by teaching your children ways to make their smile last a lifetime!
- Brush for two minutes two times per day
- Floss daily
- Eat a healthy diet
- Visit the dentist twice per year
As a reminder: children entering kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade are required to have a dental exam form completed by a licensed dentist on file at school
For health and safety topics related to kids and teens, visit: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids