May 6, 2020 - National School Nurse Day

Today, May 6, 2020, we celebrate National School Nurse Day -- a day designated to celebrate school nurses who work as a valuable member of our school team to support the good health and learning of all students. School nurses are heroes to more than 50 million children in our nation’s schools.

National School Nurse Day honors all school nurses who care for children as well as staff members in our schools every day. During this COVID-19 crisis, our AAPS Nurses have continued to serve in many capacities to support our students and their families, as well as staff. They have coordinated with public health agencies to work together to support the health of our entire AAPS team. School nurses promote learning by helping to keep our children healthy and ready to learn. School nurses are often the first place a student thinks to go when they don’t feel well or have been hurt, and school nurses also provide a wealth of knowledge and information that supports a healthy life and academic success.

On National School Nurse Day, let us remember all the contributions our school nurses make to the health and well-being of our students and staff.

On behalf of the Ann Arbor Public Schools family and the Board of Education, please join me in recognizing and thanking our school nurses for all they do every day for our children, their families and our colleagues.

Best wishes to all for good health,

Jeanice Swift