The nursing staff of the Dubuque Community School District strives to provide compassionate and comprehensive health services for your child. Our professional, experienced staff is able to meet a variety of healthcare needs for your children while attending school. In addition, we promote prevention and wellness and provide access to care for students to stay healthy, safe, and ready to learn. We understand that a healthy lifestyle is key to your child’s overall well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement.
Services provided by school nurses include:
- Promotion of healthy life styles.
- Identify health concerns by observation and assessment of needs.
- Health care counseling or guidance to students, their family, and staff.
- Guidance in chronic disease management and assist with access to care in collaboration with
community agencies and medical providers.
- Medication management.
- Immunization verification according to state guideline requirements.
- Screenings: vision, dental, hearing, height and weights
Is your child too ill to attend school?
|New Vaccination Requirement for 7th and 12th Graders in 2017-2018|
|An administrative rule change by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, REQUIRES MENINGOCOCCAL (A, C, W, Y) VACCINE FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING IN 7TH AND 12TH GRADES STARTING IN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR in addition to other vaccination requirements. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW REQUIREMENTS|
|Flu Season is coming…|
|Along with the recommendation that all staff and students receive the flu vaccine, the Dubuque Community School District will start the implementation of not returning to school until free from fever (greater than or equal to 101 F), diarrhea or vomiting without the use of medications for 24 hours to help reduce the spread of germs that cause diarrhea, colds and influenza. In addition, we will be reminding staff and students of the importance of good handwashing.
Clean Hands Saves Lives
Learn more about when and how to wash your hands, the importance of using soap and water, and what you can do if soap and clean, running water are not available at: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html
Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or already sick, find out how good hand hygiene can protect you, your family, and others. See school recommendations for schools from the Iowa Department of Public Health for more information
Learn more about the Asthma-Friendly School Initiative!
Dubuque Community School District Health Services is implementing a District Wide Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative starting in the 2012-2013 school year. This initiative is based on the Toolkit by The American Lung Association. This guide provides the framework and tools to assist the schools in collaborating with the community to strengthen them to become more asthma-friendly to support the education of our children by keeping them healthy and ready to learn. For more, see the Asthma-Friendly School Toolkit.