School Nurse - Catherine Haddon
The Nursing Clinic at C. B. Greer Elementary is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Note for parents of fifth graders: New immunization rules require that, before entering the sixth grade, students must have a second varicella or chickenpox shot. If your child is a fifth grader, avoid the spring and summer rush; make your appointment with your physician or the Health Department now.
Note for parents of incoming PreK students: The requirements for pneumococcal vaccine, which prevents pneumonia in young children, have recently changed. In a letter to parents/guardians of children entering prekindergarten, Coastal Health Director W. Douglas Skelton, M.D., provides information and details about the new requirements. Click here to view Dr. Skelton's letter.
Answers to many questions about medications, health information, and student illnesses can be found on the Glynn County Schools' Nursing page.
Childhood Obesity: Georgia is ranked second in youth obesity for ages 10 - 17! Georgia is one of three states committed to boosting the health and wellness of all students through a focus on the specific fitness measures most closely related to classroom performance and health-care costs. SHAPE, the Student Health and Physical Education program, was passed in the 2009 Georgia legislative session and is now Official Code of Georgia 20-2-777. The law requires each local school district to conduct an annual fitness assessment program for all students in grades 1 - 12 in physical education classes taught by a certified teacher. A computerized "Fitnessgram" report is generated with each student's results, and it is shared with parents in order to open a dialogue about the importance of health and fitness.
Nurse's email address: email@example.com
Phone: (912) 267-4135, ext. 3959
Wellness and Health Education Links
Ounces of prevention are . . . . priceless! Visit these helpful links.
Kids Health in the Classroom is a site with many lessons that Nurse Smith encourages teachers to incorporate into classroom lessons. The material is valuable for parents as well.