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Healthy students, life-long learners

Parents, school leaders, and health care professionals can all attest that healthy students are much more likely to be successful learners. Children’s Mercy is dedicated to helping children achieve their academic potential through our School Health Support services.

COVID-19 school re-entry resources

Children’s Mercy has a dedicated team of professionals who provide current information and advice for schools and community leaders on returning to school and related activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the latest updates on best practices for schools during COVID-19 by visiting the section for school health professionals at the bottom of our returning to community activities safely page.

If you have any COVID-19 school re-entry questions or would like to request a consultation, please fill out and submit a COVID-19 School Assistance form. We will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

School Health Conference

The School Health Conference is for school nurses and school health professionals providing care for children in the school setting. This year we will focus on current health/mental health issues and provide engaging presentations by pediatric and school health providers.

Date: Friday July 31, 2020
Time: 7:45 am to 11:45 am
CNE credit: 3.75
Cost: There is no fee for this virtual conference

Registration is required by July 29, 2020.

Community outreach portal

Children's Mercy is committed to providing health resources and education to the communities we serve. To request Children’s Mercy’s participation in a health fair, conference or event, or if your staff needs education, training, or support related to a children’s health issue, please fill out and submit a Community Request form. Requests are reviewed weekly and a representative will contact you to confirm participation. Given the current climate and restrictions due to COVID-19, we are also available for virtual events.

Educational resources

The website below provides great educational resources for parents, teen, kids and teachers:

Hospital-based school program

The Hospital-Based School Program at Children’s Mercy provides efficient and effective educational experiences for the hospital school-aged population who choose to accept their services. For more information on this program, visit our Hospital-Based School page. For services, call (816) 302-9014 or email

Once a child has left the hospital and ready return to school, Children's Mercy has put together a list of tips to help with school re-entry:

Greater KC Society of Pediatric Nurses

Below are helpful resources from the Greater KC Society of Pediatic Nurses: