We know that you have heard it all too often but this has certainly been an unprecedented school year. Thank you for your tireless work to support your schools and/or school districts and for your relentless efforts to keep your students and staff safe and ready to learn. With that being said, the GASN Every Student Counts Task Force has continued to work in collaboration with NASN to support the Every Student Counts Data Initiative. Data helps us to strengthen the dialogue and advocacy for student health and the role of school nurses.

So on that note…it's data time! Thank you to everyone who submitted data for the 2019-2020 Georgia Every Student Counts Survey. We had 55 participating districts/schools and, thanks to YOU, Georgia was able to contribute once again to the National Association of School Nurses Every Student Counts (ESC) Data set. We counted! This year we would like to double the number of submissions. Even if your students were virtual/remote for part or even for the full year, we still want you to submit the data that you can – for example your data on staffing and chronic illnesses. We will accept any data set points that you report.

The following is the link to the 2020-21 Georgia Every Student Counts Survey. We hope that every district/school in Georgia will submit their 2020-2021 school health data this year. The initial (early) deadline for the survey is June 25th, 2021. The final deadline is Friday, October 1st, 2021.

Questions…please reach out to your Regional Data Coach (the updated map is attached). Your Data Coach is available to answer your questions and help guide you through this process so please don't hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to increased participation this year and we thank you in advance for making your data count!

Sincerely,

GASN Every Student Counts Task Force

Lynne Meadows              Debbie King

Kim Conley                         Gail Smith

Amy Roark                          JoAnn Harris

Lisa Morrison                    Kimberly Karlin

Sara Kroening                    Krista Lowe