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Health Services

Dana DeRuvo, RN
School (631) 583-5626


A child's ability to learn is influenced by his/her health status; a child who is not healthy is unlikely to be alert, attentive and ready to learn. It is essential that the professionals who are working with children in our schools be expert in the assessment, planning, and management of the multitude of problems that students may encounter. Our School Health Service program provides a comfortable setting for collaboration with other school staff in addressing the health-related needs of students. This positive relationship helps manage simple to complex healthcare and family needs in order for students to be able to think, concentrate and meet academic objectives.

The Fire Island School District Health Service Program, consisting of health education, school health services and a healthy school environment, is designed to focus on health promotion and disease prevention, presenting health information that is relevant and responsible, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The delicate balance between the student, parent, school and community all play a vital role in the success of the program, and ultimately, the student.