Our MISSION is to promote the health, learning, and overall well-being of all students thereby strengthening and improving academic performance.
Our VISION is to ensure that school health services are effective in addressing the health and safety needs of students by providing leadership and direction to school personnel, parents, and community organization to provide the critical linkage between health and student achievement.
The primary role of the School Nurse is to support student learning. School Nurses are a critical link between health and educational communities. In the school system, School Nurses monitor students with chronic health problems and assist in planning and providing individual accommodations to optimize learning. Students with diabetes, ADHD, asthma, and other chronic conditions require care and case management by a registered nurse. School nurses also provide specialized care for students who depend on the use of medical equipment and technology during the school day. This includes nebulizers, catheters, feeding tubes, glucose meters, insulin injection, and insulin pumps. Their skill and training cannot be replaced professionally or legally, by teachers, aides, and other staff unless delegated by a School Nurse.
The primary role of the health assistant is to care for the students’ health needs when they present them to the health office each day. A student’s health needs can range from illness to injury to administering daily medication to insuring that individual health care plans are being implemented. The health assistant monitors the immunization records making sure each child is compliant with state immunization laws. They support the School Nurse in many ways such as planning for the health needs of students when on field trips, gathering required medical orders, and communicating with staff and parents about a child’s injury, illness, or diagnosis.
Help us provide the best possible care for your child by:
Annually completing the Student Enrollment Form accurately and thoroughly.
Report past and present health information. If your child needs a medication or medical procedure at school, be sure to complete the required paperwork and contact your child's school nurse prior to school starting. School Nurses are back in the District by mid-August.
Providing current phone numbers for work, home and cell so if your child is injured or becomes ill, health offices are easily able to get in contact with you.
Listing other individuals on the enrollment form who may be notified if school staff can't reach you. Inform these individuals that you have listed them as emergency contacts on your child's school enrollment form. Please arrange with them that they are to act on your behalf when you are not available. This includes transporting and caring for your ill or injured child.
Contacts in the Health Services Office:
Health Services Downloadable Forms
Frequently Asked Questions (click on each question to learn more)
Stock Epinephrine is intended to be utilized in the event of ananphylaxis. It is the expectation of MCPASD that parents provide their child’s epinephrine, if it is prescribed for their child. Stock epinephrine does not reduce the need or expectation that the student provides their own prescription of epinephrine. Stock epinephrine does not get sent on field trips, to extracurricular events or out of a school building. Stock Epinephrine Standing Order
A concussion is an injury that changes how the cells in the brain normally work. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Even a “ding” or “getting your bell rung” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. MCPASD staff work in conjunction with the medical community in prevention and follow up when a concussion occurs.
Concussion Fact Sheet I for Parents
Concussion Fact Sheet II for Parents
Concussion Fact Sheet for Teachers
Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches
Heads Up Concussion Information (Spanish)
Concussion Fact Sheet for Student-Athletes
Communicable Disease Information