Included in these pages, we hope you will find everything you need to know about health services in your student’s school.
The Isle of Wight County Schools Division recognizes the importance of the health and welfare of the students and staff. Therefore, a school health service program was established to address the health and safety concerns that may arise during school hours. The program is staffed by a Nursing Supervisor and licensed nurses in each school. All of our nine schools in the district have a full-time nurse. The county also employs a part-time nurse who “floats” throughout the district based on individual school needs. The school nurse is responsible for providing care and serving as a medical resource and health consultant for students, parents, and staff. The nurse reviews admission information, implements specialized health care plans, provides first aid, manages medications, counsels students regarding health issues, maintains up-to-date training of faculty, performs annual screenings, teaches health related topics, and serves as a vital link between parents and health care providers.