COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 4

January 11, 2002

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Nurse Appreciation Day

 

 

The National Association of School Nurses has proclaimed January 23, 2002, as National School Nurse Day. The fourth Wednesday in January has been set aside for recognition of school nurses for more than two decades. The purpose of this day is to celebrate the contribution of school nurses toward improving the health of children and fostering a better understanding of the school nurses role.

 

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 the Department of Education in recognizing Virginia school nurses for their dedication to students good health and their compassion for students who need medical attention.

 

Should you have any questions please contact Gwen P. Smith, school health specialist at 804-786-8671 or Mailto:gpsmith@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

JLD/gps