Health Services

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Welcome! My name is Ramie McMahon, RN, BSN and I am the Student Health Services Coordinator for the School District of the Menomone Area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns:

raemalee_mcmahon@msd.k12.wi.us

cell phone: 715-440-0213

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!

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 assit the school is 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.

 


ENROLLMENT AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION

It is important for us to reach you if your child is ill or injured at school. Please complete the Emergency Health Form from school, listing parent/guardian name with work, home, and cell phone numbers, along with two emergency contacts. (Please obtain permission from alternate contact people before placing their name on the card). Also, please indicate any medical concerns the school should know about. Call your child’s school with any changes throughout the school year.

 


HEALTH AND SCREENING PROGRAMS

Physical Examinations

Kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to have Physical, Dental, and Vision examinations prior to school entrance. It is also recommended that students have a medical home (doctor that sees child for check-ups).

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:
  1.  Parents are notified by legal notice.
  2. 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 eligiblity 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

for the 2013-2014 School Year

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

MEDICATIONS:

 

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.

Over the Counter Medication Form

Prescription Medication Form

 

 


School Illness and Injury Procedures

ILLNESS OR INJURY AT SCHOOL

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 student 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.

 


When Should Your Child Stay Home Because of Illness or Injury?

When should your child stay home because of illness?                                               

FEVER: greater than or equal to 100 degrees Students must be fever-free without the use of medications to lower fever for 24 hours before returning to school.

VOMITING: vomiting 2 or more times in the last 24 hours

DIARRHEA: diarrhea in the last 24 hours

RASH: rash that is open and draining or a rash with a fever

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES: strep throat, impetigo, purulent pink eye - return after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotic

NUISANCE DISEASES: head lice, scabies, ringworm -must be treated before returning to school

CHICKEN POX: child may return to school 5-7 days after onset of rash, with all sores dry and scabbed over

  •  Please notify your child's school if your child is absent due to illness or injury.
  •  If your child has a serious illness or injury that affects school participation, please notify your child’s school, so a plan can be implemented to meet your child's needs.