Huron School District #2-2

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District School Nurse

School Nurse Information

The school nurses are dedicated to the health, safety and wellness of every student attending school in the Huron School District. If you would like to discuss a health issue or concern, please see or call your child’s school nurse.

Rita Baszler: RN-Madison Elementary

Raleigh Larson: RN-Washington Elementary/Huron Middle School

Jessica VanDiepen: RN-Buchanan Elementary and High School

Health Screenings

The school nurses perform these routine health screenings throughout the school year. If you feel that your child requires additional health screenings, please contact the school nurse.

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Vision

Hearing

Scoliosis

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Immunization Requirements

Students must meet South Dakota’s immunization requirements to attend school. Please contact the school nurse with questions about immunizations. The following website has information regarding the immunization requirements for school entry.

If your child is sick

If your child is ill, do not send your child to school.  Students should not attend school if:

  • Temperature is above 100.0, with or without fever-reducing medication
  • The child is vomiting or has diarrhea
  • The child has suspected pink eye
  • The child has a sore throat with a temperature elevation

Please refer to http://doh.sd.gov/diseases/assets/SchoolExclusion.pdf for a full listing of recommendations from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Food allergies

The Huron School District is a nut-aware school district. There are children in our school that are severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, etc. Please avoid sending your child with food/treats made with or containing nuts. If you have questions about food allergies, please contact your school nurse.

Prescription medications

Prescription medications can be given at the school by the nurse or a medication certified staff member. Medications must be in the original prescription bottle. A parent or guardian must complete the medication authorization form, and this form must also be signed by the medical provider that wrote the prescription. Authorization forms are available in the school office.

Non-prescription medications

Non-prescription medications can be given at the school by the nurse or a medication certified staff member. The medication must be in the original bottle. A parent or guardian must complete the medication authorization form.  Authorization forms are available in the school office.

At the high school only, students are allowed to carry 1 or 2 doses of non-prescription medications with them for self-administration.  The medication must be in the original bottle.