In the Chippewa Falls School District, nursing services are provided by two full-time RN positions, and health assistants at each school with the exception of Jim Falls. This page gives some general information about nursing services.
In Wisconsin state law requires that all immunizations be up-to-date within 30 days of entering the school system. You will be asked to complete the immunization card at registration and requested to notify the school nurse when you receive additional immunizations.
Please note that waivers for personal, religious, or health reasons remain an option for parents. The Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services offers more information about immunizations.
Please complete the health history form each year. If your student has a significant health history, please contact the school nurse personally. To enhance your students educational experience, special needs, or concerns will be shared with appropriate personnel.
Medication and First Aid
Daily medication administration and routine first aid is provided by the school secretary and/or health assistant. A Registered Nurse is available for emergencies. If you need daily medication at school, please obtain a copy of the school district's policy. All medication should be kept/registered in the nurse's office.
During the school year, screenings are conducted periodically in the areas listed below.
A Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program is offered for a nominal fee in all elementary schools. Parental authorization is required for the fluoride program. Your child will bring a request home for your signature at the beginning of the school year.
Absenteeism due to illness should be telephoned daily to your child's school secretary. Please be specific about illness (i.e. flu, strep, chickenpox, etc.) because it is helpful in the control of communicable disease. Thank you to families for calling your student's school when they are ill and for reporting the diagnosis made in the physician's office.
Reminder: Your child should not come to school if:
- They have a fever of 100.8 or higher before medication (Tylenol/Ibuprofen)
- They have been diagnosed with a contagious illness (strep throat, pink eye) and has been on medication less than 24 hours.
Good hand washing habits are the number one way to prevent
the spread of illness!
If you will be absent from the High School for at least three (3) days, homework assignments may be obtained by calling the nurse's office at 726-2406, Ext. 1084.