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Our parents truly appreciate the thoughtful hands-on care our nurses provide for our children – EAP to 12th grade – every day. We are fortunate to have a full-time registered pediatric nurse and part-time registered nurses at school from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. These healthcare professionals really get to know our children and provide continuous support, care, and education. 

How Our Nurses Help Families

  • Deliver direct care to students for injuries and acute illness for all students and long-term management of students with special health care needs.
  • Provide assessment and treatment within the scope of professional nursing practice, communicate with parents, refer to physicians, and supervise prescribed nursing care.
  • Develop individualized health care plans for students with chronic conditions, and when appropriate, an emergency plan is developed to manage potential emergent events in the school setting (like diabetes or asthma). Ideally, this health plan is aligned with the management plan directed by the child’s pediatrician and regularly updated through close communication. The school nurse is responsible for management of this plan and communication about the plan to all appropriate school personnel.
  • Promote a healthy school environment by monitoring immunizations, ensure appropriate exclusion for infectious illnesses, and report communicable diseases as required by law.
  • Provide health information to individual students and groups of students through health education, science, and other classes.
  • Act as a liaison between school personnel, families, health care professionals, and the community.
"At FCDS, Nancy Hart and her Health Room team are extraordinary! Over the years, I have witnessed them provide exceptional care for students with acute health needs, ongoing health conditions, emotional issues, or a skinned elbow or knee.

No matter how large or small the need, students can always count on excellent medical treatment and compassion from the Health Room staff. The fact that students have full-time access to such outstanding health care providers is very comforting for parents!" - Karen, Parent

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  • Location

    The Health Room is located in the hallway connecting the Lower School and the Williams Library Discovery Center. It is staffed by a full-time registered nurse and a part-time registered nurse who are available from 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. each school day.
  • Medications

    Basic over-the-counter medications are available as needed according to physician-authorized protocols and parental permission forms. Prescription medications are administered only after a Physician Authorization form is completed by the parent. These forms are all available on the Magnus website
  • Records

    It is critical that your child's health record is current at all times. Magnus Health collects health and medical information for FCDS including physicals, asthma action plans, consent to treat forms, and immunizations. Through the Magnus website, students, or their parents or guardians, enter and submit all of the required health information for our school.
     
    The school then has access to this data, which is searchable and organized for easy reporting. From the school module, administrators have visibility over student compliance and can then track allergies and medications, catalog treatment notes, securely communicate with students, or their parents or guardians, and more. In an emergency, FCDS has state of the art tools through Magnus911 to deliver lifesaving information to immediate responders, hospitals or points of care
  • Fever Policy

    When your child has been ill and at home due to an illness causing a fever, it is medically advisable that he or she remain home fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Health Education

    Health promotion and disease prevention education are a large part of our wellness focus. Parents, students, and faculty can find our Health Education Programs on the Resources tab in My FCDS.

Meet Our Team

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  • Nancy Hart

    School Nurse
    336-945-3151 ext. 329
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  • Lynn Auringer

    Part-time Nurse
    336-945-3151 ext. 329
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  • Margaret Ann Speakman

    Part-time Nurse
    336-945-3151 ext. 329
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  • Michell Weeks

    Part-time Nurse
    336-945-3151 ext. 329
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