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Welcome to the Madrid School's Health Page
 
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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 that has been sent out via Infinite Campus and links to important resources including the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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.

 

Fact Sheet on COVID-19

FAQ from IDPH on COVID-19

Travel Guidelines for Iowans visiting countries with COVID-19

CDC Guidelines for Travel

How to Cope with Anxiety about COVID-19

Self Isolation Guidance for Iowans- IDPH

 
 
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. 
Medication Permission : All medications/medical treatments given at school must be accompanied by a completed and signed medication permission form. All medication (over the counter and prescription) must be in the original container with the student’s name on it. Most pharmacies will provide an additional prescription bottle for use at school. At the secondary level only, some over the counter medications may be given with permission on the annual health update form. For all others the medication form must be used.

Students are not allowed to carry their own medication. If your child should need over the counter medication during the day, please send it to the nurse's office with a signed medication permission form. 
 
Athletic Physical: All students at the secondary level participating in sports must have a sports physical completed and on file annually.
 
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 (snacksafely.com) 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.