A Message From the Nurse's Office:
- The state of Wisconsin requires that every child receive certain vaccinations to attend school, or have a signed waiver for refusal based on religious reasons, health reasons, or for personal conviction. The waiver needs to be signed and sent to school at the beginning of the year. Most of the required immunizations for school are scheduled before entering kindergarten and before entering sixth grade. Your physician will be able to answer any questions you have, or feel free to contact me with your questions regarding your child’s required immunizations.
- All kindergarten students are required to have a physical examination within one year of entering school, as well as with each department level change. The Physical Examination Form needs to be filled out and signed by your child’s physician. Required immunizations may be addressed at that time.
- If you child needs to take medication(s) at school, you must complete the Prescription Medication Administration Consent Form, and have it signed by both your child’s physician as well as the parent/guardian. This form should be brought to school with the actual medication prior to the first day of school for safety reasons. The form can be downloaded from our school website (https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/706/Health-Forms) and can also be picked up at the school office or requested to be faxed to your physician’s office. A good time to bring medications and forms to school is during the Fall Staff Inservice or at “Meet the Staff Night” in August before school begins.
- All medications must be in the original, labeled container from the pharmacy. If the prescription needs to be divided between home and school, the pharmacy will divide it into two containers if requested.
- If there are any changes to your child’s medication during the school year, please update the health office at LSNurse@lakelandschool-walco.org , 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 that your child is taking to see if that could be a cause.
- Please make sure that you have provided several phone numbers that you can be reached at in the event that 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 contact(s) that you provide is someone who lives nearby and who would be able to pick up your child if they are sick.
- A fever is considered a temperature of 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, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, and send them to school. They are still sick and need to stay home and rest. Children need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Please do not send your child to school if he/she has vomited that morning, 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 ill if your child comes to school sick. Children should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
- 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, or by email (LSNurse@lakelandschool-walco.org) if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health.
The school health team is always here for you and your child. We are here to help everyone have a safe and healthy school year.