Welcome to Health Services
ATTENTION: PARENTS OF CHILDREN ENTERING 7TH GRADE
ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE HAD 2 DOSES OF THE VARICELLA VACCINE AND A TDAP BOOSTER BY FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 2014 - THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL.
Call Health Services at 893-5812 with any questions.
For a list of summer CPR and First Aid classes and instructions for registration, click on the First Responders link to the left.
Click HERE for a link to the MTMC Mobile Health Unit web site and schedule.
Sarah Delbridge RN, MSN
Rutherford County Schools central office
(615) 893-5815 ext. 22077
The mission of the Health Services Department of Rutherford County Schools is to improve the health and academic success of all students. We work toward this goal by advocating for all students to have access to a school nurse and by developing and implementing safe, effective school health practices. It is widely accepted that healthy children learn better. By staying healthy and in the classroom, students can benefit from the high quality instruction delivered by RCS faculty.
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) defines School Nursing as "a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning (NASN, 2010).”
Health Services is a component of the Human Resources and Student Services Department - Paula Barnes, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services.