• We work to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.

  • Health Services

    Department Overview

    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.

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Keep Calm

Tackling Germs and Keeping Your Kids Healthy


    National, State, and County Resources 

    CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/


    Missouri DHSS:  https://health.mo.gov/livinghealthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronarvirus

    Hotline:  1-877-435-8411


    Local Springfield-Greene County Health Department  health.springfieldmo.gov/coronarvirus

    Hotline:  417-874-1211

    Email:  coronarvirus@springfieldmo.gov


    Please see all official school communication in the Tiger Talk & Staff Communicator from Josey McPhail, Director of Communication.

  • A few quick reminders to keep your child healthy and in school learning:
    • 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.
    • Stay up to date on all immunizations. 
    • Eat nutritious meals, drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest to build strong immune systems. 
    • Get lots of exercise, sunshine and exercise.