Healthy kids learn better. The District’s Office of School Health and Wellness aims to create a safe and healthy learning environment by removing health-related barriers so that students can learn, grow, and thrive.
Health-related Services and Initiatives
- Nures: All DPSCD schools have nurse that provides health services. Students in Center-based schools may have 1:1 nurses to provide specialized care.
- Dental and Vision Services: Onsite dental services provided for students; vision screening and glasses for students in need.
- Behavioral Health Services: In addition to social workers and counselors, the District has a partnership with multiple behavioral health agencies that provide behavioral health services directly inside all of our schools
- School-Based Health Centers: Also located directly inside several schools and as free standing entitites. Our school-based health center partners provide students with a full spectrum of health-related services, from physicals to managing chronic disease, behavioral health issues, and more.
- Immunizations: We provide childhood immunizations, COVID and Flu vaccines through our traveling Nurse Vaccine Teams.
At Home Covid Test
What if you test negative? A negative at-home test result means that the test did not find the virus, and you may have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19 to others. Check your test kit's instructions for specific next steps. If you test negative , you should test again within a few days, at least 24 hours between tests. https://www.covid.gov/tests
Mental Health Tips for Students from TRAILS
Support Your Student's Mental Health
The DPSCD partner, TRAILS, which has assisted the District in mental and behavioral health supports, has put together a resource document for DPSCD families. This resource provides guidance and recommendations to families for
- Talking with children and teens about Coronavirus/COVID-19
- Supporting school-age youth with effective coping strategies
- Recognizing healthy and unhealthy coping skills (such as self-harm or substance abuse)
Please follow the link here for access to the resource.