The Nurse in the school setting focuses on the health issues that affect students' safety and learning ability during the school day. At times she may need to refer the student to other community health care providers for unresolved health issues. Cooperation with the student's parent/guardian, faculty, and health care provider are essential to the management of health issues at the school.
If a student is ill, not feeling well, or requires over-the-counter medication, the student must report to the Nurse at the CCA Health Office. The Nurse will then evaluate the student's signs and symptoms and the course of treatment. A student can only be dismissed for illness by the Nurse; therefore all students who are ill and need to be dismissed must come to the Health Office first and see the Nurse. A call will then be made home from the Health Office to notify a parent/guardian of the situation. Students who drive need permission from their parent/guardian before they will be allowed to leave school property and drive themselves home. All dismissals must sign out at the Receptionist's Desk in the Lower School.
There are currently three Automated External Defibrillators (AED) located on our campus. One is in the faculty lounge, another in the upper school gym, and another that travels with the trainer during after school athletics. Faculty and staff are re-certified in CPR and EAD use every two years.
The Nurse is available and on-call throughout the school day from 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM.