Health Services

Influenza Information

Influenza
Influenza Fact Sheet

The philosophy of the school District of Glenwood City is to provide first aid and advisory health services to all children and promote optimum health and safety. This shall be accomplished through the use of available resources, effective communication and sensitivity to the needs of all children under jurisdiction of the school district.

Jodi Main, RN, School Nurse
mainjod@gcsd.k12.wi.us
715-265-4231

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Medication Policy

Medications are given to students in the school setting to continue or maintain a medical therapy which promotes health, prevents disease, relieves symptoms of illness or aids in diagnosis. The Glenwood City School District shall administer medication in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes 118.29, 118.291 and Wisconsin Administrative Code PI 8.01 (2) (g). The school district may administer any prescription medication to a student in compliance with the written instruction of a practitioner and written consent of the student’s parent or guardian. The Medical Authorization form must be on file in the health office before the medication may be administered. The form is available on the school website, principal’s office or health office. Administration of non prescription medication requires written instruction and consent of the student’s parent or guardian. That form is also available on the school website, principal’s office, or health office. Students with asthma may possess and self administer a metered dose or dry powder inhaler with written approval of the student’s physician and parent or guardian. A separate form is available for inhalers. 

ALL medications need to be in the original container which has been properly labeled from a pharmacy or in the case of over the counter medication, with ingredients and recommended therapeutic dose clearly visible.  Responsible students, as determined by the parent, school nurse, and administrator, may possess and self-administer medications without practitioner approval. It is recommended that a written statement identifying the medication and granting permission for self-administration be signed by the parent/guardian. This statement should be carried by the student or kept on file in the health office.

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Illness Procedure
 
What to do when your child is sick:
 
Whether or not to keep your sick child home from school can be a difficult decision to make. Here are some simple guidelines to determine when your child’s illness really warrants staying out of school. In general, children should stay home when they don’t feel well enough to participate in normal daily activities and lack sufficient alertness to learn or play.
 
The following signs, symptoms or conditions also are cause for missing school:
  • Vomiting twice or more over a 24 hour period or being unable to tolerate normal food and drink.
  • Having a temperature of 100 F orally or 99 F axillary (in the armpit) or higher.
  • Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
  • Repeated bouts of severe diarrhea.
  • Persistent abdominal pain (more than 2 hours).
  • Open sores on the mouth.
  • A skin rash or red eye from undetermined cause.
  • Head lice or scabies (untreated).
  • Other contagious conditions such as strep throat, impetigo, chicken pox, pertussis, mumps, hepatitis A, measles, rubella, shingles, or herpes simplex.
 
During influenza season, the following guidelines are recommended:
  • People with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 F) or signs of fever without use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Cover your cough
  • Wash your hands
  • Get plenty of rest
 
When you call to let the school know that your child is sick, feel free to tell us about the illness. We want to know why kids are home sick so we can help prevent the spread of disease and keep children healthy and ready to learn.
 
Please call the health office if you have any questions regarding your child’s need to stay at home.

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Wellness Policy
 

HEALTHY SCHOOL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS ENVIRONMENT

The School District of Glenwood City recognizes that proper nutrition and physical activity are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. A healthy school environment gives students consistent, reliable health information and ample opportunity to use it.

 The School District of Glenwood City supports and promotes a healthy school nutrition environment, which includes the following: 
  • Quality school meals with an emphasis on nutritional foods
  • School meals, breakfast and lunch, will follow at least the minimal U.S. Government’s Nutrition Standards
  • Ala carte items that do not meet the District nutrition standards may be acceptable through moderation (ex: limit amount sold to a student)
  • Other healthy food choices
    • All foods served, sold or distributed throughout the school day shall meet the nutrition guidelines established by the District
  • Pleasant eating experience
  • Nutrition education
  • Marketing health and nutrition within the community
The School District of Glenwood City is committed to providing opportunities for physical activity within the school day.
 
The School District of Glenwood City will promote knowledge and behavior that improve health, intellectual development and overall quality of life. Students, parents, teachers, school officials, community and business leaders must be actively involved in ensuring that the school environment promotes good health.
 
The district’s nutrition/wellness committee will monitor the implementation of the district’s wellness policies, evaluate the progress of related goals, serve as a resource to the staff, plan special events and incentives, and recommend policy revisions as necessary. The committee will meet at least twice yearly and will include the Director of Food Service; a building principal; school nurse; and a student, parent and staff member from each school level. Staff member representation should include at least one physical education teacher and one health teacher. An administrator will chair the committee.
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