District Nurse

A healthy student is a more receptive student!

Dawn Schaefer RN

1155 Westwood Street
(920) 337-1087 Ext. 8031
Fax: 920-337-1091

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Welcome to our school website. As the school nurse, I would like to let you know what my role is as part of the educational team:

  • Identifying students who may need health related services.
  • Developing the individualized health plans and Health Alerts.
  • Assist the educational team in developing the Individual Educational Plan.
  • Assess the student’s sensory/physical health status with the assistance of parent(s)/guardian and health care providers.
  • Assist the parent/guardian/teachers to identify and utilize community resources.
  • Provide in-service training for teachers and staff regarding the individual health needs of the student.

As parents/guardians, I need to rely on you to keep me up to date with how your child is doing medically. Please call and let me know if your child is hospitalized, having surgery, changes in medication or if they have been ill longer than 2 days. I look forward to hearing from you.

How you can be a healthy student. . .

  • Eat Breakfast every day - yes, you do have time! Studies show that students who eat breakfast earn better grades (especially in math), have fewer absences and behavior problems.
  • Special Health needs - please make sure the nurse is aware of any health needs. I will inform your teachers of special concerns in the classroom. This information will be kept confidential.
  • Immunizations - when you get immunizations, please bring the record to the school nurse so we update your school health file. More info at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
  • Protect yourself - wash hands frequently, do not share drinks or food with friends. Get enough sleep! If you have a temperature above 101.0 please remain at home. A student with diarrhea should be kept home. A rash may be a sign of one of childhood’s many illnesses, such as measles or chicken pox. A rash or “spots” may cover the entire body or may appear in only one area. Do not send a student with a rash to school until your doctor has said that it is safe to do so. Diseases spread rapidly in the classroom.
  • Emergency Cards are necessary - if parent/guardian phone numbers change during the school year, please call with the updates. Accidents do occur.

Medication Policy

The West De Pere School District has a district-wide medication policy. Students requiring medication shall be identified by parents/guardians to the principle or school office. All medication will be dispensed from the school office. Medication consent forms can be picked up at the school office.

  • A parent/guardian Medication Consent form needs to be completed for any over the counter medication or prescription medication.
  • Prescription medication also requires your physician to sign the medication consent.
  • Medication will NOT be dispensed from the school office until all forms have been completed.
  • Please do not send medication in envelopes, baggies etc.
  • A parent or guardian is to bring ALL medication in the original, properly labeled bottle to the school office with your health care provider’s instructions regarding dosage, amount, and time.
  • At the end of the year, the parent/guardian must pick up the remaining medication. Medications left at the school will be discarded.
  • An updated medication form is required each school year.

Medication consent forms can be picked up at the school office or you can download the forms below.

Forms (PDF Format)

Disease Information

If you are in need of immunizations for your child, please contact your healthcare provider or your local health department.

New Immunization Requirements

Notes From the Nurse