Mercer County School Health Services strives to remove barriers to student learning by promoting healthy lifestyles, as well as protect and promote the health of students.
We believe that:
1. Every child is entitled to educational opportunities that will allow him/her to reach their maximum potential.
2. Every child is entitled to a level of health that permits maximum educational opportunities.
3. Parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children. School nurses work as partners with parents in providing health services to their children while they are in school.
4. The roles of the school nurse include manager of school health care; delivery of health services; advocate for the rights of children; counselor for health concerns of children, families and staff, and educator for school/community regarding health concerns.
Student Health Conditions
Each year it is important to fill out your child’s pink emergency information card and allergy questionnaire sheet. These forms are kept in the nurse’s office in the event your child may become sick or injured while they are at school. Please remember to notify us of any changes in your child’s health conditions as well as changes phone numbers and addresses.
If your child has a medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, allergies, etc., we need to be aware. Please print and complete the allergy questionnaire as well as the medical release of information. This will allow us to communicate these needs with your child’s teachers as well as allowing us to talk to your child’s physician if needed.