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.
It is our hope and desire that all students are able to learn without any barriers. Often times, visual and/or hearing impairment is the barrier for a child but with proper screenings and follow-up, all students can be successful in school.
All routine screenings performed for Republic students by the health services staff can be declined by a parent/guardian. Please make contact with your child's building nurse if you wish to decline or opt-out of this service. Screenings will begin shortly after school starts and can often take weeks to months in order to reach all students that are scheduled for the current year. Each building nurse will have a tentative schedule of screening dates for your child's building.
(Reference Republic School Board Policy JHC)