Health Services

We hope that you find the following health guide for families of the West Des Moines Community Schools helpful.

The Role of the School Nurse

The role of a professional school nurse advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning. — National Association of School Nurses

Fifteen nurses serve the WDMCS. Some buildings also have a health office assistant. Parents are always contacted before an ill or injured child is released from school. A written request from parents is required before medication can be dispensed or taken at school.

When To Keep Your Child At Home


Medication Policy

Contact Us

Please call your school nurse with any health concerns of your student. You may fax any medical releases, medication permission forms, or physical education excuses.

School Nurse Schedule and Contact Information (pdf)

Health Services Staff Directory

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