School Nurse Servicing All Buildings
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.
Reminder to all parents of Kindergarten and 7th grade students, as well as students new to the district: To be compliant with State Guidelines, updated immunization records must be in to the school office within 14 days of the start of the 2014-15 school year. The 7th grade students are required to have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster.