Students in the Edgewood City School District are served by a District School Nurse and a Health Specialist in each building. Nursing services include: maintaining immunization status; providing daily care to ill or injured students along with emergency care and treatments for students with health impairments; providing vision and hearing screenings to all students in grades K, 1, 3, 7(vision only) and 9 and all new students to the district; performing scoliosis screenings to all 6th and 7th graders; providing routine head lice screenings; and promoting health education in the classrooms. If you have any questions regarding health concerns, contact your building nurse.
We will be performing lice screenings in all elementary buildings and will begin hearing and vision screenings district wide.
If your child is on medication,please make sure an adult transports all medication to and from school. All prescription and nonprescription medications(such as Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc.) require completion of a school medication permit signed by parent/guardian and contained in an original container labeled with the student's name.
We are completing our vision and hearing screenings at each school. Good hearing and vision is vital to school success throughout their school experience. Screenings may identify only some problems that our students may have. If your child has been referred for an exam for a failed screening, you have been mailed a referral letter. Please make an appointment as soon as possible to have your child evaluated. If you have any questions about your child's screenings or need any assistance in making an appointment, please contact your building nurse.
Here's a head lice reminder. Please make a habit of performing healthy head checks each week. Early detection helps prevent spreading head lice to others in your home and at school. It also makes removal easier and less time consuming.