School Health Services

School Health Services

In our schools, full-time licensed practical and registered nurses offer the following:

  • first aid for accidents and/or sudden illness
  • storage, dispensation, and accountability for prescribed medications
  • adherence to state mandates for student immunizations and physical exam requirements
  • mandated screening programs for hearing and vision
  • assistance to students who are managing ongoing health issues
  • monitoring and containment of actual or potential communicable illnesses and infestations

Below you fill find additional details about the services of our clinics along with  contact information. At left is a menu of pages that address specific health-related topics relating to our schools.

What Services do School Nurses Provide?

What Services do School Nurses Provide?

The office of the school nurse is equipped with basic first aid supplies to cover minor injuries and discomforts and allow students to continue with their school day uninterrupted.

Professional nursing staff in the offices provide assessment and decisionmaking for more extensive medical issues, then either call a parent, assist a child to contact their health care provider, or call the rescue squad depending upon the urgency of the need.

Nurses administer routine medications to students whose parent/guardian has signed a permission form and brought in the medication.

School nurses provide these basic services to students:

  • Provide teaching about growth and development, human physiology, and common medical issues to students who request information.
  • Suggest typical comfort measures for common health complaints
  • Make recommendations for students to seek additional medical care
  • Make referrals, communicate with health providers, and facilitate appointments for health care
  • Administer medications to students when permissions and procedures have been established
  • Help students manage chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and sickle cell disease in the school setting
  • Assist parents to navigate the health care system on behalf of their children
  • Perform mandated vision and hearing screenings
  • Monitor and contain communicable diseases and infestations at school
  • Monitor adherence to state immunization requirements for new and returning students
  • Address health and safety planning for field trips

School Nurses

Elementary Schools Nurse Phone
Burnley-Moran Sherry Eicher 245-2484
Clark Amy Charron 245-2516
Greenbrier Jody Esselstyn, Ellen Muller 245-2415
Jackson-Via Marcia (Dee) Bell 245-2565
Johnson Amy Peltier 245-2852
Venable Amy White 245-2883
Upper Schools Nurse Phone
Walker Kathy Jones 245-2909
Buford Roynetta Jackson 245-2446
CHS Ann Sandridge 245-2631
Division-wide Gary Chovan 245-2631

To Learn More

Kendra King
Director of Student Services and Achievement
1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 245-2400
KingK1@charlottesvilleschools.org