School Nurse

St. Mary’s Springs Academy, in partnership with Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, has a part-time nurse on staff to take care of students with medical conditions or who become ill during the school day.  The school nurse supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.  SMSA School nurse collaborates with FDL County Health Department for yearly Flu Clinics and Hearing and Vision Screens.

Students with Medical Needs

SMSA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its students. Health policies and practices are reviewed regularly and are in accord with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Archdiocese of Milwaukee guidelines.

 

  • Parents are asked to provide an updated health history form at the beginning of each year for each student.  Information should include chronic illness(es), allergies and medications.
  • Parents of students with chronic illnesses will be asked to work with the nurse and complete an Individual Health Plan signed by a physician.
  • Parents with students needing prescription medication at school will work with the nurse to complete a Medication form to be signed by a physician.
  • Parents with students needing non-prescription medication at school will be asked to bring in the medication to school along with the completed non-prescription form.
  • All students’ health information: medical conditions, allergies, and medications will be shared with teachers and administrative personnel in order to provide a safe environment for all students.  This information is provided in a confidential manner to protect the privacy of the student.
  • Following a significant illness or injury, a release to participate in PE and/or sports will be required.
  • Students requiring surgery, hospitalization or who have a significant illness, injury or concussion must contact the school nurse to plan for the students’ return to school.  A doctor’s note regarding the absence and physical limitations is required.
  • Parents may request a meeting with the school nurse to review their child’s medical information or need assistance completing the paperwork.