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School Nurse

The School Nurses are responsible for promoting optimal levels of health and well-being within our school community. We collaborate with a student’s family, support their medical home, and provide care and compassion when a student is ill or injured.

We recognize that a healthy child learns better.  This is accomplished through the ongoing appraisal, promotion, and protection of student health and well-being:

  • Appraisal: Health assessment, evaluations and screening
  • Promotion: Health instruction, advocating for student health, community education
  • Protection: Immunization compliance, tracking communicable diseases, promoting safety

Your School Nurses are:

Mary Massey, MEd, BSN, RN, Nationally Certified School Nurse (High School, OEC)
Jill Cannata, BSN, RN- LSN, Nationally Certified School Nurse (Middle School, OIP)
Christine Rogen, MPH, BSN, RN- LSN, Nationally Ceritified School Nurse (Elementary School)

Communicable Diseases

Please report a communicable disease (flu, strep throat, pink eye, COVID-19, etc) to your building school nurse within 24 hours. 

COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

When to Keep Your Child Home

Parents will be contacted when students need to go home from school due to illness or injury.

Food Allergies​

OCSD is a food allergy aware district.  Your building school nurse will work with parents, students, and the child’s allergist to reduce the risk of accidental exposure to foods in the school setting and to provide a safe educational environment for food-allergic students.

Medication Guidelines

It is strongly encouraged that parents schedule, to the extent possible, a student’s medication administration outside of school hours. If medication, including over the counter medication, must be administered during school hours, please review the medication guidelines and complete the Medication Administration Form with your child’s prescribing healthcare provider.

School Health Forms

Please use Final Forms to complete and update your child’s health information. A copy of your child’s current immunization record is required per ORC 3313.67 and can be uploaded into Final Forms. 

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Vision is routinely screened in Preschool, K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 (See Orange Schools’ Calendar for dates of screenings)

Hearing is routinely screened in Preschool, K, 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11 (See Orange Schools’ Calendar for dates of screenings)