Jeanette Gollery-Kain is an R.N. who is also a nationally certified school nurse.  She cares for all students' illnesses or injuries that occur during school hours, and she is fully dedicated to the wellness of the entire Saint Edward’s School community.

Our School Nurse Provides the Following Services and Care

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  • Campus Wide

    • Identify Health care needs
    • Asses acute illnesses , provide first aid
    • Assess & care for chronic conditions
    • Provide Emergency Health Care
    • Provide information about health related issues
    • Provide medications as needed - both prescription and nonprescription
    • Act as a resource person to parents and relay messages to staff on students needs.
    • Monitor 6 AED machines, battery and electrodes to keep up to date.
  • Students

    • Provides care for students with diabetes, asthma, severe allergies, seizures & other special health concerns.
    • Administers physician prescribed and over the counter medications provided by parents during school hours
    • Coordinate and conduct screenings for lower and middle school including vision, hearing, BMI and scoliosis.
    • Develop individualized health plans as needed on students with chronic conditions
    • Review all incoming physical exams and immunization records for compliance with the Dept. of Health statues.
    • Input all student immunizations into Education Edge program.
  • Faculty and Staff

    • Provide faculty with lists of students with Health conditions on students pre K thru 12 grade.
    • Coordinate yearly Employee Flu Shots
    • Chair Wellness Team that provides the annual Employee Health Fair
    • FCIS Leader for Health, Safety and Facility committee.
    • Coordinate CPR classes for coaches and staff.
Florida Statues 1003.22
The Florida Department of Health has 2 requirements for attendance in Florida schools. These requirements include an updated Form 680 Florida Certificate of Immunization and a School Entry Health Examination.  
The first requirement concerns immunization regulations for students entering any Florida school. Each student must have a Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH 680, which is used to document the immunizations required for entry and attendance in Florida schools.  These forms are not available to the public and must be completed by a healthcare practitioner participating in the Florida State Health Online Tracking System (Florida SHOTS), the statewide immunization registry. Most Pediatricians and the local Health Department can complete this form. It is recommended that parents/guardians obtain a copy of the child’s complete immunization history before going to the county health department or pediatrician’s office.
Students who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months.  The exam record is required prior to the first day of school.  Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that a Florida’s Standardized School Entry Exam form (DH 3040) be used.  It must be completed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical examinations.  For students transferring to a Florida school a comparable form from another state, country would be acceptable, if completed within one year
Student/Families have up to 30 school days before  being temporarily excluded to present to present a school entry health examination and FL Dept. of Health Florida Certification of Immunization DH 680

Questions may be directed to our school nurse Jeanette Gollery Kain or call 772-492-2219

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  • Mrs. Jeanette (Polizzi) Gollery-Kain 

    (772) 492-2219
    Florida Atlantic University - M.S.N.
    University of Florida - B.S.N., R.N.
    National Board for Certification of School Nurses - NCSN


List of 3 news stories.

  • A Message from the School Nurse: Early Flu Season

    A Message from the School Nurse: Early Flu Season

    Marie Campione (lk)
    While CDC still has Florida listed under sporadic cases of the flu virus we are noticing an early season this year. We urge parents to read the following suggestions to help keep your family healthy.  
    Mrs.Gollery Kain RN MSN NCSN

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
    • Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. 
    Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV] (The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine) 

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  • Habit 1 Group: Be Proactive. Members are Stone Colgan, Alex Lee, Grace Kennedy, Jozef Wolek, Alexandra Stern, and Kiley Donovan.

    Seventh Graders Learn Habits of Effective Teens

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    Seventh graders in Ms. Borkovic's Wheel class are reading Sean Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Students created skits to review the first two habits of highly effectively teens: being proactive and beginning with the end in mind.

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  • The Counselor's Corner: How Do You Start & End Your Days?

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    We all have busy days where sometimes it is difficult to slow down and appreciate the moments of goodness and strength we achieve. This week's Counselor's Corner message is about a simple two-minute activity to start and end your days. Enjoy! - Ms. Borkovic

    Imagine it's night and you are getting ready for another busy week... I want to challenge you to try these two helpful exercises to end and start your day this week:  
    1. When you go to bed tonight, take a moment to think about the "high" of your day (what brought you the most joy and fulfillment and what did you do to make that happen) and your "hero moment" of the day (what challenge or difficulty you overcame and how you did it).
    2. When you're brushing your teeth the tomorrow morning, imagine yourself moving through the day in detail and how you will create those "highs" and "hero moments" on Tuesday.
    Simple mindfulness exercises are a great way to center yourself and be more present with what's happening around you. You get to slow down within our typically hectic schedules. Oprah, Kobe Bryant, Arianna Huffington, Jerry Seinfeld, and Russel Simmons all take time each day to meditate!

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1895 Saint Edward's Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963