COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
January 14, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Nurse Appreciation Day


Governor James S. Gilmore, III has officially recognized January 26, 2000, as 
SCHOOL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

School nurses have the professional education and skills to function successfully 
in the complex systems of education and health. The primary role of the school 
nurse is to support student learning through the implementation of strategies that 
promote student and staff health and safety.

Division superintendents are encouraged to join with Governor Gilmore and the 
Department of Education in recognizing Virginia School nurses for "their dedication 
to their students' good health and their compassion for students needing medical 
attention."

Should you have any questions please contact Gwen Smith, school health specialist 
at 804-786-8671 or email gpsmith@pen.k12.va.us.


JLD/gps

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