We're committed to...

  • Providing compassionate and comprehensive health services for our students.
  • Working with students, families, staff and the community to ensure that health needs are met so that children can attend school and learn with their peers.
  • Promote prevention and wellness so that your child stays healthy, engaged, and ready to learn.

What Do School Nurses Do?
School Nursing is a healthcare specialty requiring specific expertise in nursing, public health, and education.  Our school nurses are licensed, registered nurses educated to address the wide range of health topics that impact children at school:

  • Identify health concerns through assessments and observations
  • Provide health care counseling or guidance to students, families, and staff
  • Conduct Care Coordination including case management, chronic disease management, care planning, and assistance in finding a medical home or other health care providers
  • Provide medication management
  • Provide health screenings, referrals, and follow-up
  • Ensure immunization compliance and coordination of other health mandates according to state requirements
  • Provide Health education, promotion, and disease prevention

What Does My Child Need For School?
Click on the links to find out what health forms are required for certain grade levels.

Preschool

Kindergarten

3rd Grade

7th Grade

9th Grade

12th Grade

**Any student grades 7th – 12th who participates in sports or extracurricular activities is required to submit an Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination.

Additional Forms

District Policies

Related Links


Contact the Department

Staff Contacts

Staff Contacts
Staff Title Phone
Emily Blackford Nurse 515-967-5509
Andrea Carter Nurse 515-967-6631
Lindsey Dawson Nurse 515-967-4274
Patti Deraad Nurse 515-262-3197
Kimberly Freel Nurse 515-967-2109
Shelly Lundholm Nurse 515-967-5533
Kathryn Mcelree Nurse 515-967-7512
Christel Oberbroeckling Nurse 515-967-3771
Kristy Ripperger Nurse 515-966-2068
Kara Wall Nurse 515-265-1972