The School Health department strives to develop and maintain a model program of health maintenance and health education for the purpose of maximizing the learning potential of all FPCS students.
A registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) is employed as a school nurse by the board of education to coordinate health services for students in grades kindergarten through twelve.
Individual school health care plans are developed and maintained for all students with health needs. Also, school nurses perform health screenings including vision, hearing and scoliosis. Health screenings are done routinely as required by State regulations. These will also be provided for any student on an individual basis as requested by a parent or teacher.
The school nurse serves as a liaison between the school and community to provide agency referrals, health education and medical information.
The FPCS Board of Education employs a nurse at each school campus during school hours.
Alabama Public Health
Learn more about promoting, protecting, and improving your health at the state of Alabama's health agency website: Alabama Public Health
Backpacks and Physiological Issues
Learn more about the ill effects of carrying heavy backpacks at BacSupport.
Learn more about the flu and prevention at CDC updates on influenza.
Learn more about this disease at the Alabama Public Health website.
The Fort Payne City School District allows students to possess and use FDA regulated over-the-counter sunscreen at school and school- based events. The parent should sign a PPA form and submit to the nurse.