• ~ About The Nurse ~   
    NAME: Mrs. Betty Segarra, R.N.                     
    SCHOOL: Gayhead Elementary
    SCHOOL PHONE:  845-227-1756, ext. 14009
    HEALTH OFFICE FAX:  845-554-1904
    EMAIL: betty.segarra@wcsdny.org
    About The Nurse:     The 2023-2024 school year is my 23rd year as Gayhead's school nurse. I look forward to getting to know many parents as well as I know who your children are. Please feel free to call me, or send me an email, with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child. If I am unavailable to take your call, please leave a non-confidential message on my voice mail and I will call you back as soon as possible.   Betty Segarra, RN
    Goals of the School Health Services Program: "School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning." National Association of School Nurses, 2010."
    The School Nurse has a crucial role in the seamless provision of comprehensive health services to children and youth. The role of the School Nurse is serving as a team member in providing preventive services, early identification of problems, interventions, and referrals to foster health and educational success."American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health, 2008."
Last Modified on September 5, 2023