Nurse's Office

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Angela Copeland, RN, MSN
Ackerman School Nurse
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Phone: 314.989.7206
Stephanie Dillard, RN, BSN
Ackerman School Nurse
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Phone: 314.989.7206

School Nurse Services

Special School District nurses are here to support the health and wellbeing of your child. School nurses protect and promote student health, facilitate optimal development, and advance academic success. 

For the health of your child, other students and school staff, it is important to know when your child should stay home due to illness. Students should stay home if they have had any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100 or higher in the past 24 hours
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Bad cough or difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  • Sore throat, with fever or swollen glands in the neck

If your child has strep throat or another bacterial infection, he/she should stay home until the antibiotic has been given for at least 24 hours, and your health care provider has given permission for your child to return to school.

Back-to-School Immunization Clinic

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis will provide school-required immunizations to students attending SSD special education schools and technical high schools from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, at SSD’s North Technical High School.

Vaccinations are available for students who qualify for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program, have proof of insurance (accepted insurance providers: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Conventry, HealthLink or Humana), or pay by cash or check. 

All students must have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian.