Welcome to the Armstrong School District's Student Health Web site. Here you will find frequently asked questions that parents have about required vaccinations and other student health concerns, lice, MRSA, and the H1N1 flu. Click any of the links to the left for more information.
Overview and History
School Nursing is defined by the National Association of School Nurses as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy and learning.
Armstrong School District nurses support student success in the following ways:
- Provide health screenings
- Ensure that all students are properly immunized
- Assess and treat acute illnesses and injuries
- Provide emergency care
- Manage chronic health conditions in the school setting
- Administer medications and carry out medical procedures
- Assist faculty and staff to make health-related adaptations to the school program
- Assist families to gain access to community health care programs
- Help students develop positive life-style choices
- Promote a safe school environment
- Serve as a resource to faculty, administration and students
- Promote health-related educational programs for students, staff and families