Health Services

MUSD Health Services team consists of credentialed School Nurses, Health Technicians and Health Assistants: Our mission is to foster optimum health and safety of each student in the school setting to support students' academic success: "HEALTHY KIDS MAKE BETTER LEARNERS!"

School Nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identification and assistance in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning in individual children.

School Nurses foster children's health and educational success by:

1. Providing direct health care services
2. Providing leadership for the provision of health services
3. Providing screenings and referrals for health conditions
4. Promoting a healthy school environment
5. Promoting health education
6. Serving in a leadership role for health policies and programs
7. Serving as a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals and the community.

Resources for Parents

We understand that parents and guardians play a crucial role in supporting their child's health and well-being. That's why we provide resources and information to help parents and guardians navigate their child's healthcare needs effectively. Resources include information on common childhood illnesses, tips for promoting a healthy lifestyle at home and guidance on when to keep children home from school due to illness.


Related Supports

School Psychologists

School psychologists assigned to MUSD schools provide support to staff, students, and families when difficulties are identified. Support can be direct services such as conducting assessments to identify learning disabilities, GATE eligibility, crisis counseling, or indirect services through collaboration and consultation with school staff and families. With specialized training in data analysis, school psychologists are often tasked with interpreting school, classroom, and student data. The ultimate goals of school psychologists are to identify strengths, target interventions, and facilitate student learning and development.

Speech Language Pathologists

 Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are specially trained professionals who have earned:

  • A master's or doctoral degree

  • Supervised post-graduate fellowship

  • National examination

  • The Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • A state license and/or Department of Education certification

Language-Speech-Hearing Specialists (LSH Specialists) are specially trained professionals who have earned:

  • A bachelor's degree

  • Undergraduate education relating to communication science disorders

  • Department of Education certification

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides Speech-Language Services for school-age children with communication disorders that adversely affect children's educational performance

SLPs work with school children who have communication problems that affect success in:

  • classroom activities

  • social interaction

  • literacy

  • learning