Health

The Health Offices in New Fairfield Public Schools are staffed by Registered Nurses who are the primary health care providers in the schools. The school nurse provides care for the student with emergency injuries and illnesses. If further care is required, the student is sent home and/or referred to their personal physicians.

The school nurse also provides nursing care for students with special health care needs while at school, conducts state-mandated health screenings, monitors and provides appropriate nursing interventions for communicable diseases and maintains health information on all students in the school.

The role of the nurse is to be an advocate for the student to attain and maintain an optimal level of wellness. The school nurse utilizes the resources of the educational, medical and town communities to collaborate with the student and his/her family allowing the student to achieve his/her own personal growth and educational potential.