Health Services

The goal of school health services is to promote safety and remove or reduce barriers to learning. We know that students who are healthy learn more and students who learn more are healthier. We wish all students to have a healthy and rewarding educational experience!

Student Health Services Coordinator: Ramie McMahon, RN, BSN 

Phone: 715-440-0213
Student Health Registered Nurse: Brittany Engel, RN, BSN
Phone: 715-619-0822


Illness Exclusion Information:

*Students that ONLY have the symptom of a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater) must be excluded from school until the student is fever free - without the use of fever-reducing medication - for 24 hours before returning to school*
*Students that ONLY have the symptom of vomiting must be excluded from school at least 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting*
*Students that ONLY have the symptom of diarrhea must be excluded from school at least 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea*

Follow all other exclusion information below:
 


   

Students with the following symptoms below should also be excluded from school and a healthcare provider contacted (a note from healthcare provider may be required to return to school):
*Any rash that is open, draining, or itchy *Any open or draining sores *Inflamed or draining eyes or ears *Students diagnosed with only strep throat, impetigo, purulent pink eye - may return 24 hours after start of treatment with antibiotic
*Follow all other exclusion criteria in Wisconsin Childhood Communicable Diseases Chart https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44397.pdf
Covid-19 Informational Resources: Dunn County Health Department

https://www.co.dunn.wi.us/publichealth

Wisconsin Department of Health Services  

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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Please scroll through the page below to find information on policies and procedures regarding planning for students with health conditions, emergency health information and contacts, screening programs, immunizations, medications, and illness and injury procedures.

Parents/guardians are requested to inform the school of any health problem and/or special health care procedures that need to be performed at school. This will assist the school in developing a plan to best help the student meet his/her needs.

If your child has any of the following:

Asthma Diabetes Heart Condition Seizures Severe Allergies Or any other condition that may require an emergency care plan or procedure during school time. 

Please contact the student health services coordinator to address planning needs. Health plans need to be completed annually.

 


HEALTH AND SCREENING PROGRAM

Screenings

Health Services provides vision and hearing screenings. Upcoming Kindergarten students are screened in the spring. Grades K, 1, 3, and 5 are screened in the fall with the help of parent volunteers. Please call your school if you would like to help. Screenings are also done at the request of a teacher or parent, etc. for all students throughout the school year

 


  

Immunizations

"IT'S THE LAW"

5.252.04 Wis. Stats.

This law requires students through grade 12 to be immunized according to their age/grade by the beginning of the school year.

Immunization is a shared responsibility:

  • Parents are required to have their children immunized on schedule and keep accurate records. If a student is unable to receive immunizations for medical, religious, or personal conviction reasons, a waiver must be signed and given to the school 
  • Schools are required to keep records and review annually by the Immunization Law.
  • When students do not meet the requirements of the law: Parents are notified by legal notice. If the student is not in compliance after receiving the legal notice, the district attorney is notified. 

Helpful Hints:

*Keep a copy of your child's immunization record. Notify your child's school each time your child receives an immunization.

*Free immunizations are available through the Dunn County Public Health Department for people that meet eligibility requirements. The health department is located in the basement of the Dunn County Government Center

*There is a clinic the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. A parent must accompany anyone under the age of 18 years. Call the Dunn County Public Health Department at 232-2388 to make an appointment or get more information.


Immunization Requirements

2-4 yrs

4 DTP

3 Polio

1 MMR<

3 Hep B

1 Var+

KG

4 DTP~

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

1st Gr

4 DTP-

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

2nd Gr

4 DTP-

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

3rd Gr

4 DTP-

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

4th Gr

4 DTP-

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

5th Gr

4 DTP-

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

6th Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap^

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

7th Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap^

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

8th Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap^

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

9th Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap^

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

10 Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

11th Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap^

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

12th Gr

4 DTP-
  and
1 Tdap^

4 Polio>

2 MMR<

3 Hep B

2 Var+

 

+Varicella (Chicken pox) Immunization Requirement: A child meets the requirement of the law if they had the chicken pox disease. Waivers are available for medical, religious or personal conviction reasons.

~Kindergartners must have one dose of DTP (either the 3rd, 4th, or 5th) after the 4th birthday.

>Kinderqarten and Grades 1-12 if your child received the 3rd dose of Polio after the 4th birthday, further doses are not required.

-Grades 1-12 if your child received the 3rd dose of DTP after the 4th birthday, further doses are not required.

^Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12: If your child received a dose of tetanus or diphtheria containing vaccine such as Td within the past 5 years of entering the grade in which Tdap is required, Tdap is not required.

 Immunization Info and Wisconsin Immunization Registry Access

 


 

Medication Policies and Procedures

Please give medications at home whenever possible. However, if medication is needed during the school day, the following is necessary.


Prescription Medication

  1. A doctor's signature with written instructions.
  2. Written consent from the parent for the school to give the medication.
  3. Medication in a properly labeled prescription bottle.


Non-Prescription Medication

  1. Written consent from the parent with instructions for the school to give the medication.
  2. Medication must be in the original container.

Medication forms are available at your school or local clinic.

  • Students may not carry medication at school with the exception of prescription inhalers with a doctor's written permission.
  • Please deliver medication to the health office.
  • A new medication form is needed each time the medication is changed.
  • A new medication form is needed for each school year.
 

 


School Illness and Injury Procedures


Students who become ill or injured at school will be seen in the health room or will be assisted by school staff where the injury occurred or where students became ill. If your child is unable to return to class, a parent/guardian will be contacted.  For your child's comfort please make arrangements to pick them up as soon as possible.