Nurse

The St. Helen School Clinic is staffed five days a week by a licensed school nurse.

“A student’s health status is directly related to his or her ability to learn. Children with unmet health needs have a difficult time engaging in the educational process. The school nurse supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within a school setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process. The school nurse not only provides for the safety and care of students and staff but also addresses the need for integrating health solutions into the education setting.”  – National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

Annual Screenings and Programs

  • Sealant Program for grades 2 and 6

  • Mobile Dentist (Preschool - 8th Grade)

  • Vision and Hearing Screening for grades Preschool, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and new students

  • Scoliosis Screenings for 6th, 7th, and 8th

Additional Services

  • Coordinate educational programs like hand-washing, dental hygiene and growth and development

  • Develop Individualized Health Plans (IHP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for medically fragile students

  • Assess students and provide appropriate first aid as needed

  • Administer medications per school policy (see Student and Parent Handbook for policy)

  • Review and maintain immunization records to ensure compliance with Ohio State Law

Mrs. Shelly McGugin, RN, BSN
School Nurse
Email: smcgugin@sthelenschl.org

Updated: January 3, 2019

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.