As we continually grow life-long learners at WCA, we recognize that health is essential to optimal learning. In order to reach their highest potential, students must be educated, empowered, and equipped to make healthy choices so their focus can remain on academics and citizenship. The WCA Health Services Team strives to maintain the physical, mental, and social health of students so they can benefit maximally from their educational opportunities. Our goal is to remove health-related barriers to learning and meet students’ health care needs while ensuring they are allowed every opportunity to thrive and excel in both the classroom and extracurricular activities.
Meet our Health Office team
The following are the primary responsibilities of the school nurse and clinic staff:
- Provide medical care that allows students with health care needs to attend school
- Prevent contagious illness and injuries through surveillance and implementation of appropriate precautionary measures
- Maintain state mandated immunization records and other health assessment data
- Assist families to locate health resources in their community
- Educate individuals and groups about health issues in order to increase their health literacy.
- Provide acute and emergency health care
- Assess students' health to identify and address health-related obstacles to learning
- Maintain clinic preparedness for potential crises
- Develop and implement Individualized Health Plans and 504 Plans to reduce impact of chronic and episodic health conditions upon academic achievement
- Administer medications
- Train additional personnel to administer medications safely so that students with medical needs can participate in extra-curricular school activities
- Screen students’ vision and hearing