In honor of National School Nurse Day, Central Health Services would like to spotlight our Nurses and support staff for the incredible job they have done this school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During these unprecedented times, back-to-school preparations included training in district safety protocols, infection control measures, contact tracing and rapid antigen testing for COVID-19. Nurses and support staff continue to be on the front lines assisting with daily symptom screening, continuous training on infection prevention measures and collaboration with the local public health authority, Dallas County Health & Human Services. Their commitment to district safety protocols guided by the latest scientific evidence was key to provide reassurance to parents and reconnect with students.
With a commitment to a healthy learning and work environment nurses and Health Services support staff rose to the challenges as they occurred and became true superheroes!
Thank you for your courage, commitment, and service.
Happy National School Nurse Day!
Hear below from some campuses on why they love their school nurse!
“Nurse Morgan has been absolutely AMAZING during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was instrumental in designing campus procedures and protocol to ensure we were as safe as we could possibly be. Additionally, she led the efforts with keeping parents informed with the process and up-to-date literature. Her nurturing demeanor kept our scholars calm. We just want to THANK Nurse Morgan for exemplifying EXCELLENCE before the pandemic and during the pandemic. We love you Nurse Morgan!” Shanieka Christmas-McDonald, principal of H.I. Holland at Lisbon Elementary School
“No one could have imagined what was to come for the 2020-2021 school year after closing our doors to students and family Spring of 2020. But in times of confusion and unanswered questions, we were given the hero we all needed. Since day one, Nurse Sears has suited up and used every tool in her tool belt to ensure that our Kramer community would reman safe. Working around the clock, she implemented systems and routines that eased the minds of staff and made them trust that in coming back to campus to serve children, their safety would remain a top priority. She has sacrificed weekends with family and loss countless hours of sleep. When she didn’t have the answer, she found the answer. “Thank you” will never be enough. No gift will ever be enough. It is because of Nurse Sears and her continuous efforts that as a campus, we experienced no spreads or fatalities. She has carried her responsibilities with honor, and even when it got hard, she continued to push through and preserver. We are forever grateful for her leadership and commitment. Thank you for your Heroic Leadership this year serving Arthur Kramer IB World School!” Domonique M. Mack, assistant principal at Arthur Kramer IB School
“Lipscomb Elementary is blessed to have Nurse Dawn Wilcox keeping us healthy and safe each day. She welcomes each person to the clinic with a smile and pure sense of compassion. She has done such an amazing job this year leading our COVID precautions, staying late to talk to parents, taking time to educate each person about keeping healthy, and has been recruited to work with other schools to help with their quarantining of students. Under her guidance, we have had a zero, yes zero, person to person transmission of COVID at Lipscomb this year. We are so lucky to have Nurse Wilcox serving our students, staff, and community!” Mick Sandoval, principal of William Lipscomb Elementary School
“We are very grateful for our Clinic TEAM, Nurse Clayton and assistant Nurse Sandoval! They have done an amazing job keeping our campus safe and healthy during the pandemic and they have stayed positive and joyous throughout. THANK YOU!” Jesus Martinez, principal of Seagoville Middle School