Nurse's Corner

  • 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.

School Nurse

  • karen kitchen

    Karen Kitchen
    School Nurse
    314.989.7614
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    Ms. Karen Kitchen has been in the nursing field for 23 years and began working at North Tech in 2008. Prior to joining the North Tech team, Ms. Kitchen worked in several different areas of nursing including ICU, oncology and GI. Ms. Kitchen received her nursing license from Lutheran School of Nursing and also has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Shippensburg University.

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.