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The Watsonville High School Nurse is an essential member of the educational team.  Everyone in the Health Office shares the mission to foster the growth, development and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to meeting the health needs of individual students through collaboration with parents and health care providers.   We advocate for students, their families and the school community. 
The Health Office Staff endorse the following beliefs developed by the American School Health Association and The National Association of School Nurses:
  • Every child is entitled to educational opportunities that will allow him/her to reach full capacity as an individual and prepare him/her for responsibility as a citizen.
  • Every child is entitled to a level of health which permits maximum utilization of educational opportunities.
  • The school health program, through the components of health service, health education and concern for the environment, provides knowledge and understanding on which to base decisions for the promotion and protection of individual, family and community health.
  • Parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children; the school health program activities exist to assist parents in carrying out their responsibilities.
  • The core roles that the school nurse fulfills to foster student health and educational success include; providing direct care to students, providing leadership for the provision of health services,  providing/coordinating screening and referral for health conditions, promoting a healthy school environment, promoting/providing health education, serving in leadership roles for health policies and programs, when necessary being a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals, and the community.