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.
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.