Our Health Services address the needs of the whole child.


 

Health Services at The Wellington School are in place to identify, evaluate, and address health issues so that children are in school ready and able to learn. Additionally, Health Services actively promotes healthy habits, provides care and comfort to students during the school day, and identifies and manages any issues that may impede the educational process.

 

As manager of Health Services, the school nurse provides leadership in the following ways in these health-promotion activities:

  • Reviews health and immunization records of each student
  • Develops individual health plans to ensure that health problems will not impact learning
  • Recommends health policies and protocols
  • Provides emergency intervention for illness, injury, and other urgent situations
  • Conducts vision and hearing screenings and notifies parents when further evaluation is needed
  • Provides ongoing care for chronic conditions such as life-threatening allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders during the school day
  • Develops strategies to control communicable diseases
  • Monitors and conveys public health recommendations
  • Works with students and their parents, health-care providers and faculty in planning care for children with special needs
  • Participates in the identification and follow-up of students at risk for physical and psychosocial problems
  • Provides health education and advice to students and their families
  • Plans and assists with classroom instruction on health-related topics
  • Works with other school personnel to ensure a safe school environment that is conducive to learning
  • Provides health counseling and wellness programs for school employees
  • Is a member of the crisis response team

 

Social and emotional health

Wellington counselors are committed to supporting the school’s mission of “preparing citizens who achieve, lead, and find fulfillment in a global community.” To that end, it’s essential that we assist them in maintaining academic, social, and emotional health. Our focus is on helping students achieve their goals, including:

  • Dealing with experiences of academic success
  • Developing decision-making competencies
  • Gaining an understanding and respect for self and others
  • Becoming capable and independent individuals

We provide a combination of direct services to students, consultation to parents and teachers, and the coordination of relevant activities and services.

Contact the School Nurse

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Kim Dunn, R.N.

School Nurse
614-324-1661

Contact the School Counselors

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Danielle Gibbs

School Counselor, Little Jags-Grade 5
614-324-8893
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Craig Jones

School Counselor, Grades 6-12
614-324-1656