Keeping Your Little Wildcat Healthy!
My name is Melissa Newton and I am the school nurse for Eastfield Global Magnet School. It has been a pleasure to care for the students at Eastfield for the last 2 years, and I look forward to doing so in the future.
Besides providing traditional nursing care, I will also be providing some health screenings and educational classes throughout the school year. You will find more information regarding those items below:
- Dental: Identified dental problems will be screened by the school nurse as needed and referrals/parent contact will be made when appropriate. The Collins Dental Bus will visit the EGMS campus each school year and offer dental services to those in need. All kindergarten students will have a screening each year provided by a dental hygienist from the McDowell County Health Department.
- Vision: Screenings will be provided by the school nurse on all 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students, as well as any student that has been referred by a teacher or parent. Parents will receive notification if their child does not pass the screening.
- Education: Hygiene education will be offered to all 4th grade students. Puberty education will be offered to all students in 5th grade. Education on other topics will be provided as needed, ie: dental health, nutrition, hand washing, etc.
It is very important that I am made aware of any medical conditions that your child has that may require emergency care and/or medication at school. It is also important that you are aware of the school policy for administering medications at school, as well as the policy regarding when your child can return to school after they have had a contagious illness. Please see the student handbook or the the McDowell County Schools webpage for more information regarding policies.
Please feel free to call me or come by the school if you have any questions or concerns about your child's health. I am available on EGMS campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 am- 3:15 pm. I am looking forward to a healthy school year at EGMS!
Melissa Newton RN, BSN
Healthy students are better learners. ~Charles E. Basch