Health Services

  • Our school nurses provide an essential resource to our students, families, and staff. What do they do each day? The list is long, but here are a few highlights:

    • Speak with families about positive COVID-19 cases or close contacts.
      • Perform contact tracing and answer questions.
      • Track COVID-19 data in Infinite Campus and send data to the Polk County Department of Health.
    • Assess student health symptoms and determine if a student should remain at school, go home, and/or be seen by a physician.
    • Manage students' medication.
    • Provide health screenings and referrals to family health care providers.
    • Track student immunization requirements and coordinate other state health requirements.
    • Educate students on disease prevention and other general health topics.

    View Health Guidelines

    View COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines


    Human Growth and Development

    Parent/guardians may review human growth and development materials by contacting the school principal. Additionally, they may have their children removed from human growth and development instruction by providing a written request to the school principal.

  • Health Forms

    WDMCS requests examinations and medical reports annually of all preschoolers, kindergartners, third-graders, sixth-graders, and all new students. Health Services should also be notified if any student has a known health problem.

    Many of these forms are provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Health Screenings

  • Blood Lead Screening

  • Dental Screening

  • Hearing Screening

  • Vision Screening

Last Modified on September 22, 2021