School Health Services
Committed to the Health and Wellness of our Students
Gulf Shores City Schools are committed to the health and wellness of our students. Each school has a registered nurse available to provide a range of services. At the beginning of each year nurses collect student health information to plan for needs during the school day.
School nurses strive to ensure all students can fully participate in educational programs. This starts with daily attendance and includes being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is for all students to be successful in school.
Gulf Shores City Schools nurses practice professional nursing and provide school health services designed to:
- Promote health and safety
- Intervene with actual and potential problems
- Provide education and case management services
- Actively collaborate with students, families, communities, school staff and district employees
Our school nurses promote and protect the health of our students through assessment, planning, coordination of services, and direct care for all of our students. They administer medications, assist students with chronic health problems, assist with school screenings, monitor for communicable diseases, provide emergency care for ill or injured students and provide health education information. The school nurse gives direct daily care for students with asthma, allergies, cancer, diabetes, seizures, and psychiatric conditions so that they can access their education. They also train the educational staff to make accommodations to provide this instructions to these students and provide health screenings for our students to help identify medical conditions that may negatively impact learning.
You can contact the nurse at your child’s school by calling the main office.
Homebound Services Procedures
Homebound services may be provided to students enrolled in Gulf Shores City Schools who are medically unable to attend school. Since the services for homebound are limited in amount and duration, it should only be considered after other options have been attempted, such as abbreviated schedule, shortened school day, arrival at school at a later time, etc., unless the child is too medically fragile to attempt other options.
Check FORMS for information and documents that need to be completed.