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Health Information

Welcome to the Madrid School's Health Page
Health is an important part of a child’s education. Studies have shown a positive connection between the health of a child and how well they perform in school. Children are able to focus more and be more successful when they feel well. Please help us in keeping our students healthy and safe.

Communication is key. If your child has experienced new health issues, medications, procedures, or hospitalizations, please let us know. The more we know, the better we are able  to respond to your child’s visits to the nurse’s office. If you have concerns or questions about your child’s health, feel free to call or email Nurse Robyn at any time.


Robyn Carlson, RN, BSN
Madrid Community School Nurse


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Madrid Community School District (MCSD) would like to provide families and staff with information on COVID-19 also known as the Coronavirus. Having information about the disease and ways to prevent it are the best way to keep your family healthy.

Below you will find links to information from MCSD and links to important resources from the CDC.

This web page will be updated as new information or guidelines are provided by public health officials. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to maintain a healthy learning environment.


COVID Guidance for students-MCSD- 2/28

Info about COVID-CDC

COVID symptoms and symptom checker CCD

CDC guidance for quarantine and isolation

CDC Guidelines for Travel


7th graders- 1 dose of MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate vaccine for meningitis
                      * this is in addition to the 1 dose of Tdap that is required for all students entering 7th grade
12 graders- 2 doses of MenACWY ( 1 dose if given after the age of 16)
See the attached document for more information 

Any child that does not have at least one dose of a required vaccine will not be able to attend school until they have received that vaccine. If a child has had at least one dose, but has not completed the series ( i.e. if they have only received one MMR vaccine), they will have 60 days from the first day of school to receive the missing vaccine before they are excluded from school. This is in accordance with state law (Iowa Code, chapter 139a.(8)6).  

  If you have questions concerning this new requirement or need assistance in meeting this new requirement, please contact the school nurse. 
Dental Exam: A dental screening/or exam is required by the state for all incoming kindergarten and ninth grade students. The school is audited annually to determine our compliance with this recommendation. Please provide the school a copy of your dental screening at the beginning of the school year, or as soon as it is completed. 
Athletic Physical: All students at the secondary level participating in sports must have a sports physical completed and on file annually. *Note that you only need to turn in the last sheet to the school.
Annual Health Update: This form is to be completed on each student enrolled in k-12 each year. It is also found on the back side of the enrollment form in the school’s enrollment packet. The form keeps us informed of health information that may affect a child’s academic success.
Concussion Form : Students participating in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading & dance and their parents/guardians: must annually sign the acknowledgement and return it to the school. Students cannot practice or participate in those activities until the form is signed & returned.
Student Asthma Card: Any child diagnosed with Asthma or Reactive Airway Disorder who carries inhalers or uses them at school or during school activities or who has inhalation treatments, must have this form completed and signed by a physician annually. The form provides us with permission for the child to carry the medication themselves and for us to treat. It also gives us guidelines for appropriate interventions for each child.
Food Allergies: Any student with diagnosed food allergies must have both of the forms completed and signed by a physician annually. One form allows the food service staff to provide appropriate substitutes if necessary and the other form provides guidance for health and teaching staff to use in the event the child has an allergic reaction to food.
Peanut/Tree Nut Free Snacks - Please check the website ( for updates.
Nutrition Education and Promotion - Wellness Policy: The board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The school district supports a healthy environment where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices.
Infectious Disease Information: This chart will provide general overview of the most common infections seen in the school. It is not meant to take the place of a physician’s diagnosis, but may be helpful in determining when to seek medical care.
Off to College. Many colleges require updated immunizations as part of the enrollment process. Many follow the CDC guidelines. Attached is an overview of those recommendations.