Health Resources

Nurse: Karen Landers

School Nurses Make a Difference!

The school nurse is a crucial link between health and education. School nurses reach out to students in schools, their homes and in the community to help them achieve the highest possible health for the highest possible learning.

Karen LandersKaren Landers
Nurse - District wide


Want to learn more about what a school nurse does, read the brochure below.

School Nurses Make a Difference




What’s New

New Vision Law for Iowa Schools

All Kindergarteners and 3rd graders will need to have their vision screened and provide proof to the school.  Attached is the law. There are many ways to have your children screened.

Iowa Department of Public Health - Vision Screening


Immunization Information

Immunizations are important and state law! Please make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date and provide a recent copy to the school.  You can receive immunizations from your local physician or the Floyd County Public Health Department at 641-257-6111

State of Iowa Immunization Requirements


Medication Policy

Some students may need to carry medication (inhaler, EpiPen) but only with the written permission of the parent and the physician.  All other medications will be administered by certified staff at the times written on the prescription.  Unless a specified time is written, noon will be considered during the lunch hours.

The school will accept only those medications in the student’s own labeled prescription bottle or in the original “over the counter” container.  The school will accept a written parental request with a properly labeled bottle of medication for the first day.  A school request form will be required before any furthers doses of medication will be administered. 

The PARENT, not the student, will transport any scheduled medication (ADHD drugs, narcotics) to school.

The prescription label and the medication request form must match. The parent must fill out a new medication sheet with any medication change as well as provide a corrected label for the medication bottle.

Medication prescribed for three times a day will be given OUTSIDE of school hours unless ordered by a physician for a specific time during school hours.

Requests for PRN or as needed medications such as Aspirin, Tylenol, decongestants, antihistamines, etc. will be granted on a short-term basis.  A physician order may be requested should usage be deemed excessive by the nurse assessment.

The parent cannot request “over the counter” medication dosage greater than the label directive.


When is a child too sick for school?

Read more information


Preschool Medical Form

Preschool Physical Form

Kindergarten Medical Forms

Kindergarten Physical Form

Iowa Department of Public Health - Dental Screening

Iowa Department of Public Health - Vision Screening

Charles City Community School District - Health History

Charles City Community School District - Kindergarten Physical Exam



Information on Allergy Aware 

Information on Head Lice


Downloadable forms

Iowa Department of Public Health - Dental Screening

Iowa Department of Public Health - Vision Screening

Charles City Community School District - Request for giving medicine at school

Diet Modification Request for Foods Served Through Child Nutrition Programs

Asthma Action Plan