A Message From Our School Nurse

Welcome to Weatherbee School Health Services!

The school nurse is a registered professional nurse certified with the Maine Department of Education working in the school setting who strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the status of children.

The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventative health, health assessment, and referral procedures" (State of Maine Department of Education)

School Nurse Responsibilities

Health Services follow specific guidelines related to reportable and/or communicable diseases. If the nurse determines that a student is unable to remain in school, a parent/guardian will be contacted to arrange for dismissal. When a student returns to school after surgery, injury, or extended illness, a doctor's note is requested to indicate restrictions or nursing care needed. These are times when good communication with the school nurse can set the stage for assistance with questions, concerns, or referrals that may be beneficial for the student. Each school nurse has expertise in childhood diseases, growth and development, and school requirements that may be helpful.

Parents are encouraged to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Burke, to discuss how we can assist with your child's health & wellness needs.
Mrs. Burke is at Weatherbee School Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and can be reached at 862-3254 or sburke@rsu22.us.

Sally Burke RN
sburke@rsu22.us