Bolette, the nurse at Thurgood Marshall High School
Today, May 12, is National School Nurse Day and we are excited to celebrate and thank our school nurses for all that they do. San Francisco Unified School District Nurses attend to individual student health as well as school-wide health issues. They are trained to recognize and respond to a wide range of health and behavioral concerns that may affect a child’s academic achievement and attendance, as well as concerns that can have school-wide impacts, like infectious disease. This past year we’ve faced a health emergency like never before and school district nurses have stepped up to support SFUSD students during this challenging time.
Most SFUSD schools have an on-site School District Nurse, two to five days per week, to provide students and families with direct services and linkages to community health services and programs. SFUSD schools also have access to a Central Nurse Coordinator who can assist with hearing and vision screening, care planning and staff training.
All schools have access to the Nurse of the Day, a School District Nurse who is available by phone from 8:30am to 3:30pm to address school health-related questions and concerns.
Thank you to all of our school nurses on this special day -- and every day of the year!