The Student Services Departments works to ensure the success of the whole child. Services in this department include Counselors, Social Workers and Nurses. Our staff members are committed to providing comprehensive services to all of our students and their families.
School Social WorkersThe practice of social work within the Student Services Department focuses on finding effective ways to resolve problems which significantly interfere with student learning, achievement or adjustment. School social workers provide a wide range of services to students, parents and educators. School social workers work closely with the county departments of Human Resources, Mental Health Agencies, Juvenile Court and Law Enforcement.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement of students. School nurses provide health services that increase school attendance and prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases. Our nurses manage students with chronic health conditions and administer specialized services to students, including medications, insulin, inhalers, tube feedings and tracheostomy care. They are responsible for verification of immunizations and provide hearing/vision screenings.
School nurses improve attendance through health promotion, disease prevention and disease management. They are a vital part of the Walton County School District and each school has a full-time nurse during school hours.