The health services staff is here to partner with you and the school faculty/staff to ensure a healthy and safe environment for your child to learn and grow. Each school building has a health office that is staffed by a nurse and is accessible to your child during school hours. Our goal is to help keep your child healthy and in school learning. If your child has a chronic health issue, concern or special needs, we will work with you and your doctor to ensure your child has his/her needs met. Please contact your child's nurse for any concerns at any time during the school year.
Tackling Germs and Keeping Your Kids Healthy
Statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-877-435-8411
Our school district will continue to distribute the most updated information via our usual school channels. For basic questions involving COVID-19, please refer to the guidance and recommendations that are being disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Local Greene County Health Department https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5068/Coronavirus
Please see all official communication from Josey McPhail, Director of Communication.
A few quick reminders to keep your child healthy and in school learning:
See our Communicable Diseases Resource page for other common childhood illnesses that your student is likely to encounter during their childhood years. We strive to provide a healthy, learning environment for your child each and every day. It also takes parents, patrons and community partners to help minimize illnesses circulating in our community. Together, we can help prevent the spread of summertime colds and viruses.
- Wash hands frequently, before/after eating, after using the restroom and after blowing the nose. If soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
- Cover all coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Keep your child home if he or she is ill.
- Fever is considered equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen before they may return to school.
- Get the flu shot to keep your child healthy.
- Eat nutritious meals, drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest to build strong immune systems.
January RepMo Hero Nominees
Nurse Lisa Jones, Lyon Elementary and Nurse Nancy Leonard, High School are RepMo Hero nominees for January. We celebrate both nurses for their nominations. They are kind, caring, go above and beyond for our staff and students. Nurse Lisa and Nurse Nancy each represent our health services department with the highest integrity and we are so happy to call them our Heroes.