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Our mission is to foster the growth, development and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness, in a safe and supportive environment.

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Linda McElroy, RN, BSN
(616) 987-2508 

Alto Elementary
High School   
Unity High School 
Yeiter Learning Center 

Delynn Wright, RN
(616) 987-2518

Bushnell Elementary
Cherry Creek Elementary
Murray Lake Elementary
Middle School

When student  should stay home

  • Assessment of acute illnesses
  • Monitor and report health conditions
  • Emergency care of on-site student and employee injuries
  • AED coordinator for the district
  • Protective service referrals
  • Classroom teaching
  • CPR and first aid training for staff
  • Organization of employee wellness and fitness program
  • Vision and hearing screening coordination with the Kent County Health Department
  • Implementation of OSHA guidelines
  • Appraise the school environment to ensure healthful conditions
  • Manage medication administration in schools
  • Prepare individual services to students with critical medical needs
  • Coordinate communication of health care needs of a student to school personnel


  • A new Medication Administration Consent form must be completed at the beginning of each school year for each medication, and each time there is a change in dosage or time of administration.
  • Both parent/guardian and physician signatures are required for all medications.
  • ONLY Lowell High School students are allowed to self-carry over-the-counter medications with a completed Medication Consent Form on file in the office.
  • For all other students, ONLY emergency medications may be self-carried.
  • Prescription medication must be in a labeled container as prepared by a pharmacy and include the following information:
    • Name of student
    • Name of medication
    • Dosage of medication to be given
    • Frequency of administration
    • Route of administration
    • Name of physician ordering medication
    • Date of prescription
    • Expiration date
  • Non-prescription medication must be in the original container with the label intact.
  • Medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian or responsible adult.
  • The amount of medication received, if a prescription, must be counted by designated school staff along with the adult/guardian and documented at the time the medication is delivered.
  • Expired medication will not be accepted.