It is important for all students to be healthy so they are ready to learn to reach their full academic potential. State law and school board policies require specific health documentation for certain grade levels. Please see below for the required health documentation forms and to learn more about our health services.
If you would like to fax your completed forms, please use the fax numbers below:
Washington Elementary 641-257-6573
Lincoln Elementary 641-257-6562
Middle School 641-228-9842
High School 641-257-1175
Immunizations are important and Iowa law. All students need an immunization certificate, specifically grades PS, K, 7th & 12th. Please make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date and provide a current copy to your child's campus. You can receive immunizations from your local physician or contact Floyd County Public Health Department at 641-257-6111.
Some students may need to carry medication (inhaler, EpiPen) and this requires the written permission of the parent and the physician. All other medications will be administered by certified staff as the prescription calls for.
The school can only accept 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 further doses of medication will be administered. Contact your student's campus for details.
The PARENT, not the student, needs to transport ALL scheduled medications (ADHD drugs, opioids, Tylenol) 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. Our front-of-house staff will help you with this paperwork.
Medication prescribed three times a day will be given OUTSIDE of school hours unless ordered by a physician for a specific time during school hours. We also request that you only bring medication to school that is absolutely necessary. Once a day medications can be given at home.
Requests for 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?
Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be difficult. In order for your child to be available for learning and to control communicable diseases in school, it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons:
Fever 100.4 degrees and above
Your child should be fever free and off all fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before he/she returns to school
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be a symptom of a more serious illness. If your child is diagnosed with strep throat he/she may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins.
Eye inflammation or discharge
If your child’s eye is red with cloudy or yellow/green discharge, matted eyelids, eye pain, and/or redness you should keep them home and contact your healthcare provider. If your child is diagnosed with pink eye, he/she may return to school 24 hours after treatment is initiated.
Vomiting and Diarrhea
Your child should stay home until the illness is over (without the use of medication) and for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting/diarrhea.
This includes sudden onset of high fever, chills, headache, body aches, dry cough, or vomiting. Influenza can be serious and may warrant immediate medical attention. Your child should stay home until the illness is over without the use of medication. Your child must also be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Head lice infestations are common and are most likely to occur in preschool and elementary-age students, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic region. A head lice infestation is not a communicable disease and no health risks have been associated with head lice.
If your child is found to have head lice by the school nurse, contact will be made with the parent/guardian. The school nurse will provide the parent/guardian with evidence-based education and treatment instructions from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Students do not need to be sent home or miss school due to head lice; however, it is recommended that parents/guardians begin treatment as soon as possible before their child returns the next day.
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the CDC recommend schools discontinue the following practices: whole classroom head lice screenings, exclusion for nits or live lice, and notification to others except for parents/guardians of students with head lice infestations. Notification to others may be a breach of confidentiality.