Welcome to the nurse's office. My name is Carolyn Blair and as the DPS school nurse it is my goal to keep all of our students healthy and ready to learn. During the school year we will be focusing on preventive measures such as good hand washing and hygiene and proper containment of cough and cold germs, along with good nutrition and dental health.
Each year the students at DPS undergo screening for vision and hearing problems. This is not a complete exam and is meant only as a screening tool to see if your child needs to be evaluated by a vision or hearing professional. Regardless of screening results, if your child is having problems in class, you should seek the advice of your primary care physician or vision specialist. Results of the screenings will be available in the nurse's office.
If your child has special medical needs, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can work together to be sure those needs are met during the school day. I am always available during the day for questions and/or suggestions on how I can better meet the needs of our students and their parents.
In an effort to get to know the parent community better, I would like to offer a little about myself. My door is always open and I love to visit with parents. As a parent of 4 kids- aged 4 to 17, I enjoy hearing about other parent's journeys. I love animals almost as much as I love children and am owned by 6 horses, 4 goats, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bird, 12 chickens and whatever else the kids bring in from the great outdoors for mom "the nurse" to save. It's a crazy busy life but I love it!
Since being a parent is one of my favorite topics, I would like to share an article I received from the people at Love and Logic. It is titled "Listening Means Love" and really struck a chord with me. Hope you enjoy it as well. Click here to read this Love and Logic® article