School Nurse and Student Health

"Good Learning Needs Good Health"

Many parents ask, "When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?  This is not always and easy question to answer!  A child who is sick will not be able to perform will in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.

Keep your child home from school if he/she has any of the following symptoms or diagnosed illness:

Student Symptoms/Diagnosed Illness: 

Student may return to school when: 

Fever greater than 100 degrees (orally) 
Temperature below 100 degrees (orally) for
a minimum of 24 hours without the
 use of fever reducing medications. 

Symptom-free for 24 hours 

Deep, barking, congested or productive mucous

Symptom-free or student must have
 been on antibiotics for 24 hours 
Rash or rash with fever - new or sudden onset

Rash disappears; or note from medical provider 
Brown, gray, tan or yellow drainage from nose, eyes or any other part of the body

Discharge must be gone or student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours 

 Unusually sleepy, lethargic or grumpy



Must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours 
Bad cold, with VERY runny nose or BAD cough
especially if it has kept the child awake at night

Communicable disease such as:
Conjunctivitis (pink eye), impetigo,
head lice, ring worm, scabies.

Contact the school to find out when your
child can return after being diagnosed
 with these or a note from the doctor 

  Wyoming Immunization Requirements                     
Vaccine Prior to starting Kindergarten
Diphtheria/Tetanus/acullular Pertussis (DTaP) 
or Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis(DTP)
5 doses
  Haemophilus influenza type B

Completed Valid Series
1-4 doses 
Hepatitis B (Hep B)

3 doses 

2 doses 
Polio (IPV)

3-4 doses 

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

2 doses
documented history
of disease 


Prior to starting
 7th grade
 Tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis 

1 dose

For more information regarding immunization requirements visit  the Wyoming Department of Health website here.

For information regarding immunization exemptions
 visit the Wyoming Department of Health website here.


    The school nurse will screen selected grades for vision, hearing, height and weight annually.  Results will be sent home when screenings are complete.  

    Dental screenings are provided by the State of Wyoming.


    Medication will be given only with written orders from a physician and permission from the parent.  All medication, both prescription and/or over-the-counter, must be in the original container.

    If your child must have medication(s) during school hours, please read the schools medication policy and return the request for administration of medication form to the school. Both forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

    Keeping Students Healthy

    The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity.    Your body needs a variety of nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness. And your body also needs to move and exercise every day.

                Key things you need to know about leading                          a healthy lifestyle are:

    • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
    • Control portion sizes and never "supersize"
    • Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
    • Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together

    Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.

    Take time to view our Student Wellness Policy!  If you are interested in joining our Wellness Committee 

    please contact the school nurse. 


    Visit our schools Food Service and Nutrition Website here.

    For the school lunch and breakfast menus click here.

    To find our SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter and 
    SuperKids Nutrition Tips click here.

    If you have any questions regarding your
    students health please contact our school nurse.

    Jamie Houck, RN-BSN

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Jo Ellen McCabe,
    Jul 2, 2015, 10:58 AM
    Jo Ellen McCabe,
    Jul 2, 2015, 10:59 AM
    Jo Ellen McCabe,
    Jan 2, 2012, 3:06 PM
    Jo Ellen McCabe,
    Sep 28, 2012, 8:55 AM