The Weathersfield Health Office will be staffed by a Health Clerk. Health Clerks are staff certified in both CPR and First Aid; however, we are fortunate to have a Health Clerk who is also a Registered Nurse, and whom may offer the same medical services as a CVUSD District Nurse. The Health Clerk is responsible for administering first aid; responding to health emergencies and performing lifesaving measures, if needed; distributing doctor-prescribed medications; apprising parents of any illness or injury on campus during school hours; and maintaining student health records including ensuring student vaccinations are up to date and compliant with school district and state requirements, and following up on state mandated vision, hearing, and health screening results. The Health Office is available to students throughout the school day. When the Health Clerk is not present, care is provided by the other front office staff members.
CVUSD also employs District Nurses. The District Nurses are licensed health care professionals who provide specialized medical services that include medically required personal care; administering vision and hearing screenings; overseeing school infection control standards; communicating with students’ families regarding continuing infectious diseases; assisting families with obtaining outside healthcare services; providing Human Growth & Development classes; and collaborating with parents of students who have special health care needs, and developing individualized plans of care for those students while at school. The credentialed school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventive health assessment and referral procedures.