A Message From the Nurse's Office:
- The state of Wisconsin requires that every child receive certain vaccinations to attend school or a signed waiver for religious, health, or personal conviction waiver signed and sent to school at the beginning of the year. Most of the updated immunizations required for school are before entering kindergarten and before entering sixth grade. I will be happy to go over the requirements with you or you can call your child’s physician.
- All kindergarten students are required to have had a physical examination signed and form filled out within one year of entering school, as well as each department level change. Required immunizations may be addressed then.
- If your child needs to take medication at school, you must complete “Prescription Medication Administration Consent Form” filled out and signed by both physician and parent/ guardian. This form should be sent to school with the prescription before the first day of school for safety reasons. The form can be picked up at the school office or requested to be faxed to your Physician’s office during summer school. A good time to bring the medications to school is during Registration in August or “Meet the Staff Night”right before school begins.
- All Medication must be in the original container from the pharmacy. If the monthly prescription needs to be divided up between home and school, the pharmacy will divide it up into two containers if requested.
- If any medications change for your child during the school year, please update the health office, even if it is a medication that is not taken at school. If your child is having certain symptoms, the nurse looks at the medications the child is taking to see if that could be the cause.
- Please make sure you have provided several phone numbers that you can be reached at in case your child becomes sick or has an emergency. It is absolutely essential that we are able to contact you at all times. Please be sure to update us during the school year if any phone numbers change. Also, please make sure the emergency number you provide is for someone who lives nearby and who could pick up your child if they are sick.
- A fever is 100.0 or above. Your child should not come to school with any temperature of 100.0 or over. Please do not give a fever reducer like Tylenol or Ibuprofen and send them to school. They are still sick and need to stay home and rest.
- Please do not send your child to school if he/she has vomited that morning or had loose stools or has an unmanageable cough and is unable to cover their mouth. We have many children who have compromised immune systems and could become very sick if your child comes to school sick.
- You must notify the office at 262-741-4118 if your child will not be attending school, as all absences must be verified.
- Please contact the nurse at the above number if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health.
The school health team is here for you and your child. We are here to help all have a safe and healthy school year.