HEALTH & WELLNESS

YOUR STUDENT'S CARE IS OUR PRIORITY

A healthy school creates a safe and engaging learning environment. The staff at Whitko Community Schools strives to keep all students performing at their best!

Whitko health services
Karrie Luce, Health and Wellness Office

Physical Health & Wellness

As a general rule, please assist us in keeping the learning environments at Whitko healthy by keeping sick students home from school and sending healthy students to school. If you’re student is running a fever or has not been fever free for 24 hours, please do not send them to school to avoid spreading their illness. 

Upon return to school, in order to receive an “excused” absence, students must have a doctor’s note explaining the reason for their absence. All other absences are considered unexcused. Students are given a total of 10 unexcused days each school year.

Whitko Mental Health Services
Nate Wessels, Mental Health Coordinator

Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health and wellness are an important part of our culture at Whitko Community Schools. That’s why we have made it a priority. Wellness professionals are available both on and off site for Whitko students and employees. Each employee is qualified for 4 free wellness sessions. This is possible outside of the Whitko’s insurance plan. Employees receive these free services as a part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Similarly, our students also benefit from a Student Assistance Program (SAP).

We’ve provided some helpful resources below to help you begin your journey to health and wellness. We hope you’ll feel welcome to use these services at Whitko. 

BOWEN CENTER ASSISTANCE PLANS

Bowen Center proudly partners with Whitko Community Schools to offer a Student Assistance Program (SAP) and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). To schedule an appointment call (800) 342-5653.

MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255

"Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide." - SuicidePreventionLifeline.org

HELPFUL INFORMATION & FORMS

Health and wellness are an important part of our culture at Whitko Community Schools. That’s why we have made it a priority. Wellness professionals are available both on and off site for Whitko students and employees. Each employee is qualified for 4 free wellness sessions through Bowen Center. This is possible outside of Whitko’s insurance plan. Employees receive these free services as a part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) To schedule an appointment call 1-800-342-5653. To learn more visit bowencenter.org/employee-assistance or view the flyer.

For more information about the topic of Mental Health, including risk factors and identifying warning signs please visit the links provided on this page. If you need help now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Health and wellness are an important part of our culture at Whitko Community Schools. That’s why we have made it a priority. Wellness professionals are available both on and off site for Whitko students and employees. Students also benefit from a Student Assistance Program (SAP).

Student Assistance Program (SAP) Pre-paid SAP sessions are now being conducted by phone. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-342-5653. To learn more visit bowencenter.org/student-assistance or view the flyer.

For more information about the topic of Mental Health, including risk factors and identifying warning signs please visit the links provided on this page. If you need help now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

For more information about the topic of Mental Health, including risk factors and identifying the warning signs please visit the links provided below.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

Get Help – Talk to Someone Now

Ways to Help Yourself

Help Someone Else

Best Practices and Resources

Mental Health Activities:

Kid Quarantine Bingo

Mental Health Awareness Calendar

MEET OUR TEAM

Allard, Debra

Corporation Nurse
Departments: Central Office, Health Services
Email:  debra.allard@whitko.org

Luce, Karrie

WJSH Health Clerk
Departments: Health Services
Email:  karrie.luce@whitko.org

Tucker, Nicole

Tucker, Nicole

SWE Health Clerk Contracted
Departments: Health Services
Email:  nicole.tucker@whitko.org

Wagner, Monica

Wagner, Monica

PES Health Clerk Contracted
Departments: Health Services
Email:  monica.wagner@whitko.org