Keeping Students Healthy!
My name is Jenna Taylor and I am the School Nurse for North Cove Elementary School. I consider it a privilege to assist in providing medical care for our students.
Besides providing traditional nursing care, I will also be providing various health screenings and educational classes throughout the school year. Examples of screenings and classes are described below:
- Dental: Dental related concerns will be screened by the school nurse as needed and referrals made as appropriate. The Collins Dental Bus visits the campus yearly and offers dental services to those students in need.
- Vision: Screenings will be completed by the school nurse for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students, as well as any student referred by teacher or parent. Parents will be notified if the student does not pass the screening.
- Education: Hygiene related education will be offered to 4th grade students. Puberty related education will be offered to 5th grade students. Education on other topics will be provided as needed (i.e., dental health, nutrition, hand washing, etc.).
Please keep me updated of any medical condition that your child has that may require care and/or medication at school. It is also important that you are aware of the school policy regarding when your child may return to school after they have had a contagious illness. Please refer to the student handbook or the McDowell County Schools web page for more information regarding policies.
We are privileged to have the Telemedicine service available to students and staff. Telemedicine, also referred to as Health-e-Schools Program, is a service where students and/or staff who are enrolled in the program can schedule an appointment via the school nurse and be seen by a health care provider during the school day without having to leave campus. If you are interested in enrolling your student in this program, please complete an enrollment form which are available in the office.
Please feel free to contact me or come by the school if you have any questions or concerns about your student's health. I am available at North Cove campus on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 7:45 am until 3:15 pm. I am looking forward to a healthy school year!
Jenna Taylor, RN