Did you know? Plainfield's schools are somewhat unique in that each of our six schools employs a registered nurse (RN). Many districts are not in a position to do this, and we are incredibly grateful that we're able to include these compassionate, talented professionals as part of our school teams.
Our school nurses do far more than you might remember from your own school days. They help track attendance, they ensure that vaccinations are current and documented. They deal with sick children, and injuries, and diabetes, and playground accidents, and children with more complicated or advanced illnesses. They also support our staff in similar fashion.
Beyond the everyday occurrences, school nurses are prepared for trauma scenarios. In many buildings, if they have to leave their office they carry a backpack of supplies with them in case something should happen while they're out and about.
School nurses are an integral part of our school family. They are sometimes overlooked, especially if your children is incredibly healthy. But no matter what, they are present, engaged and they know our students. They are smart, caring, kind. They know your children and care for them as if they were their own.
So today, please join us in thanking them for everything they do, day in and day out.
Our school nurses are: Brentwood, Sonja Gyori-Helmuth; Central, Nancy McGarry ; Clarks Creek, Glenda Coffelt; Van Buren, Melanie Campbell; PCMS, Sara Wallon; PHS, Deborah Draper.