Health and Wellness

Sara Williams, RN, BSN

District Director / School

McGehee Elementary Building409 Oak St.McGehee, AR 71654PH: (870) 222-5400, FAX: (870) 222-6532

Amber Wells, LPN

High/Middle School Nurse

Conner Middle School2007 East Ash St.McGehee, AR 71654PH: (870) 222-3600, FAX: (870) 222-9180

Blair Pambianchi, RN

School Nurse

McGehee School District409 Oak St.McGehee, AR 71654PH: (870) 222-5400, FAX: (870) 222-6532



***If a student or staff has had a COVID 19 test recently, They SHOULD NOT return to school until they have a negative test result from the health agency (regardless if symptomatic or not), and have met any required quarantine protocol based on positive test results or known possible exposure.***

If you have any questions, please call your school nurse before returning to school for verification.

Elementary Campus: 222-5444 | JH/HS Campus: 222-3601

Student Screening Questionnaire

  • Student Screening Questionnaire

  • Parents are expected to screen students before sending them to the bus stop or school.

  • If the answer is yes to any of the screening questions your student will need to remain at home. Please contact your child's school to notify them of the failed screening. CALL (870) 222-5444 (leave message if no answer).

  • If any answer is yes, it is highly recommended that you contact your student’s physician and, if needed, they be tested for COVID-19.

  • Close Contact is defined as an individual that has been within 3 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24 hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

  1. Has your student had an unexplained cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste or smell? (YES/NO)

  2. Has your student had close contact with an infected person (COVID-19) within the previous 14 days and is now having symptoms? (YES/NO)

  3. Has your student had a fever of 100.4 or above within the last 48 hours? (YES/NO)

COVID-19 Point Of Contact - if the following occurs - CALL (870) 222-5444:

  • Student/Staff has been tested for COVID-19. Student/Staff should remain in quarantine pending the result of their COVID-19 test.

  • Someone in the household has symptoms and tested for COVID-19. Students/Staff are recommended to quarantine pending the result of the family member’s COVID-19 test.

  • Student/Staff has been identified as a close contact to a positive case of COVID-19 within the previous 14 days and is now having symptoms should quarantine.

Please call District POC: Sara Williams, RN at 870-222-5444 (If no answer, leave a voicemail), or email information to

Thank you for your cooperation. Together we can help keep our McGehee School District family safe, healthy, and ready to learn during this unique time.

11/28/22 COVID-19 Update

  • 0 - currently isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

  • 73 - closed positive cases of COVID-19

  • 0 - currently in quarantine as a close contact to a positive for COVID-19

  • Desha county is currently Green (Low Community Level)

We have a Point of Contact identified to be our liaison with the Arkansas Department of Health and a process in place to help minimize the risk in our school. The Arkansas Department of Health is identifying confirmed cases on the county level. If there are cases associated with students or staff in the school district, the student or staff member will be notified by health department officials. For the privacy of students and staff, the district will not be sharing any information. We are committed to provide the safest learning environment and will follow the guidance provided by the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Education in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health.

For the privacy of all students and staff, McGehee School District will not be sharing any personal information publicly.

We remain firmly committed to providing a safe environment and will follow the guidance provided by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

*Please refer to , for COVID-19 cases in the community, school district, and zip code.

Sara Williams, BSN, RN
McGehee School District Nurse
McGehee School District POC


Arkansans age 5+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

All Arkansans aged 5 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For more on vaccine locations, call our vaccine call-line at 1-800-985-6030 or go to:

Immunizations Report (Act 676 - HB1786 of 2019) - 12/2022

  • Exempt from immunizations from DHS

McGehee Elementary (Grades PK-5): 0 Students
Conner Middle School (Grades 6-8): 0 Students
McGehee High School (Grades 9-12): 1 Students

  • Failed to provide proof of vaccinations and no exemption from DHS

McGehee Elementary (Grades PK-5): 4 Students
Conner Junior High (Grades 6-8): 2 Student
McGehee High School (Grades 9-12): 0 Student

November 28, 2022


(Please print any necessary form(s) and submit completed form(s) back to your child's school nurse. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school nurse).

Request for Administration of Medication/Self-carry Forms and Certification of Disability for Special Dietary Needs Forms are available in each school’s office, the nurse’s office and on the school website at

Please notify the school if your contact information changes throughout the year. It is very important that the nurse be able to reach a guardian should a student become ill or injured.