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CHANGES IN 2016-17 SCHOOL END DATES AND TIMES
All elementary, 4K, and 3K students will NOT have school on Tuesday, June 6.á
All SMS and SHS students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 6.
District Health Services


Director of Health Services
Lynne Bauer, RN, BSN
Welcome! My name is Lynne Bauer, RN, BSN and I am the Director of Health Services for the School District of Superior.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I am available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. I can be reached at 715-394-8713 or lynne.bauer@superior.k12.wi.us.

The goal of school health services is to promote safety and well-being and remove or reduce barriers to learning.  We know that students who are healthy learn more and students who learn more are healthier!!

Please see below to find information on policies and procedures regarding planning for students with health conditions, emergency health information and contacts, immunizations, medications, and illness or 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
  • Seizures
  • Severe Allergies
  • Heart Conditions
  • Or any other condition that may require an emergency care plan or procedure during school hours
please contact the health assistant at your child's school 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 District Emergency Data 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 form).  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 (health care provider that sees child for check-up).

Screenings Health Services provides vision screenings.  Grades K, 1,2,and 4 are screened in the Fall with the help of student nurses and parent volunteers.  Please call your school if you would like to help.  Screenings are also done at the request of a teacher or parent for all students throughout the school year.

Medication Policies and Procedures
Please give medications at home whenever possible.  However, if medication is needed during the school day, the following is necessary.  All medication will be given in the health office.
  • Prescription Medications: 
  1. A health care providers 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 Medications:
  1. Written consent from the parent/guardian 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 you can download below under "Files"  / "Parent Forms".
  • Students may not carry medication at school with the exception of prescription inhalers with a doctor/parent permission.
  • Please deliver medication to the health office.  A parent must pick up medications by the last day of the school year.  They will not be given to the student to bring home.  If medication is not picked up by the last day of the school year we will properly dispose of them.
  • A new medication form is needed each time the medication is changed.
  • A new medication form is needed for each school year.
When Should Your Child Stay Home Because of Illness or Injury?
FEVER:  greater than or equal to 100 degrees.  Students must be fever free without the use of medications to lower fever for 24 hrs. before returning to school.
VOMITING:  vomiting 2 or more times in the last 24 hrs.
DIARRHEA:  diarrhea in the last 24 hrs.
RASH:  rash that is open and draining or a rash with a fever.
CONTAGIOUS DISEAE:  strep throat, impetigo, purulent pink eye - return after 24 hrs. of treatment with antibiotic.
NUISANCE DISEASE:  head lice, scabies, ringworm - must be treated before returning to school.
CHICKEN POX:  child may return to school 5-7 days after the onset of rash, with all sores dry and scabbed over.

2013-14 Health News!
Student Immunization Requirements
State law requires that all children attending a Wisconsin school be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, rubella, mumps and varicella.

2013-14 minimum immunization requirements for attendance at Wisconsin public, private, and parochial schools are as follows: Grades K-12 -- (4) DTP/DTaP/DT, (4) Polio, (2) Measles, (2) Mumps, (2) Rubella, (3) Hepatitis B, (2) Varicella.

Students attending 4K require (4) DTP/DTaP/DT, (3) Polio, (1) Measles, (1) Mumps, (1) Rubella, (3) Hepatitis B and (1) Varicella.

Students in grade 6-12 must also have (1) Tdap vaccine.

All students must have a varicella vaccine (for chicken pox) or have reported having had the disease.  This year students entering kindergarten, grades K-12 must have had (2) varicella immunizations.

Immunization is a shared responsibility:
  • Parents are required to have their children immunized on schedule and keep accurate records.  These requirements can be waived only if a properly signed health, religious or personal conviction exemption is filed with the school.  If an outbreak of any vaccine-preventable disease occurs, students who are not fully immunized may be excluded from school to prevent spreading of the disease. 
  • School are required to keep records and review annually by the Immunization Law (5.252.05 Wis. Stats.)
  • 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 legal notice, the district attorney is notified.
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Just Kids Dental Program
Just Kids Dental is a school-based dental health program focused on providing children in Kindergarten through 8th grade with oral health education and preventive dental care, including cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants.  These services are at no charge to either the school district or eligible families and administered by a local hygienist...right within Superior schools! 
 
Current participating Superior schools:
Four Corners Elementary
Cooper Elemetary
Bryant Elementary
Great Lakes Elementary
Lake Superior Elementary
Northern Lights Elementary
Superior Middle School
 
Children are eligible if enrolled on Wisconsin Medicaid (such as Badgercare and Forward Health) or families are uninsured and income eligible within free/reduced lunch guidelines.  Consent forms can be printed from the  file folder under Just Kids Dental below or are available from the school’s nurse or secretary.  Please note:  a signed parental consent must be returned to the school nurse before a child may receive dental services.  For more information check them out at
www.justkidsdentalinc.org 

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Important information about Meningitis and how to protect your child
Please take the time to read the attached fact sheet about meningitis and a vaccine available to protect your child from this potientially life threatening disease!!  Click on the article under the files category below.
Contacts
+ Bauer, Lynne, RN
+ Keene, Patty, LPN
+ Kelleher, Lori, LPN
+ Peterson, Carol, RN
+ Pitt, Joanne, LPN
+ Potthier, Pamela, LPN
+ Schoen, Kelly, LPN
Click on name to see details.