Welcome to Briarcrest Health Services

“The school nurse provides health care to students and staff, performs health screenings and coordinates referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider. The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment. " (National Association of School Nurses / American Nurses Association [NASN / ANA], 2005).

Health and learning go hand in hand. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting; one that supports the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social health of our students while supporting the academic success of the student population.
The guidelines below have been developed for the exclusion of students who have communicable or contagious diseases. These regulations are in compliance with the requirements of the local and state health authority, state law, and board policy.

School Health:
While we encourage students to attend school every day, an ill child will not perform well and may expose other students and staff in the classroom. If your child’s health status changes, please notify his/her school nurse so that we may accommodate any health needs that your child may have. If your child is having surgery or is diagnosed with any health condition, please contact the nurse’s office at your earliest convenience.

Morning Health Assessment

Parents will conduct the COVID-19 self-screening for his/her student(s) each morning. Taking your child’s temperature and asking the questions are required for the assessment. We all need to minimize risks for one another, and this has to become part of our morning routine.
  • Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you taken medicine to reduce your fever in the last 24 hours? 
  • Have you been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19? 
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, nasal congestion or a runny nose? 
  • Have you had a new loss of taste or smell? 
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours? 
  • Are you awaiting test results for COVID-19? 
·  If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, you must stay home.
All policies and procedures expressed in the BCS Handbook apply to student health.  Please contact your division school nurse with any additional questions or concerns.

Health Services Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Angela Ellis

    Angela Ellis 

    Nurse
    901-765-4630
  • Photo of Betsy Ellis

    Betsy Ellis 

    Nurse
    901-751-6407