River Valley has one Registered Nurse who serves all of the students of our district.
"School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students" (National Association of School Nurses). The primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning by acting as advocate and liaison between the home, the school and the medical community regarding concerns that affect a student's ability to learn. The goal of the River Valley nurse is to keep students healthy, in school and ready to learn.
The school health program includes the following components: comprehensive health services, health education, safe environment, nutrition, physical activity, mental health, parent and community involvement and staff wellness.
To be compliant with State Guidelines, updated immunization records must be in to the school office by of the start of the school year. Kindergarten students require a series of immunizations. Please contact your medical provider for a list of these immunizations. The 7th grade students are required to have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster. Senior students also need a meningococcal immunization. Documentation must be provided to the school before October 1 or your child will not be able to attend school until it is received.
The following forms are posted for your convenience: