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Health Services

Welcome to the Health Services Web page. Our team is made up of two District Health Nurses and Health Care Assistants at each school building. Together we work to remove health related learning barriers, and create a healthy and safe learning environment for all children.

Group of Health Service Staff

The District Health Nurse is a Registered Nurse who coordinates the health services in the district, is a resource person to school staff, and liaison to community partners. The District Health Nurse develops individual health plans, participates in IEP and 504 Plans, presents in classrooms, provides staff training, and serves on various district committees.

Each school has a Health Care Assistant throughout the day with the exception of lunch breaks and unexpected absences. The role of the Health Care Assistant includes: administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, maintaining health records, assists in vision/hearing screening, and communicable disease screening.

Each building also has a team of staff that is trained in first aid and CPR that will assist in the event of an injury or life-threatening illness as needed.

Staff, students, or parent/guardians, can initiate health referrals. If you have concerns or questions, please call the District Health Nurse at 834-6583 or 834-6679.

Health Services Directory

Name Title Phone
Deb Brown Elementary District Nurse     834-6583
Elizabeth Feisthammel    Secondary District Nurse 834-6679

 

School Based Health Services Staff

School Health Assistant                Phone     
CH Bird Elementary Lori Coulthart 834-7306
Creekside Elementary Amanda Sullivan 834-7706
 Eastside Elementary Kristin Hupf 834-7406
Horizon Elementary Lucia Diaz 834-7906
Meadow View Elementary Josey Chu-Johnson TBD
Northside Elementary Jill Foust 834-7106
Royal Oak Elementary Jill McKenna 834-7206
Token Springs Elementary Katie Peterson TBD
Westside Elementary Halina Sliva 834-7506
Patrick Marsh Middle School Diane Zuravle 834-7606
Prairie View Middle School Juanita Kranz 834-8148
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School     Jill Frederiksen 318-8006
Sun Prairie High School Jennifer Banuelos 834-6702
Prairie Phoenix Academy Nan Pieper 834-6907

Medications at School

Prescription medications must be in the original bottle labeled by a pharmacist, with the directions for administration matching the doctor's order. To comply with the law, school employees are not allowed to administer prescription medications, without a doctor's written order and parents' written permission.  A copy of the Prescription Medication Administration Form is available in the school offices and local physicians' offices.

All medications to be given in school must have the following information printed on the original container:

  1. Student’s Full Name

  2.  Name of the drug and dosage

  3. Time to be administered

  4. Physicians name

  • An elementary student may not administer his/her own medications, with the exception of asthma inhalers and EpiPens.

EpiPens/Inhalers:

The schools and physicians recognize the importance of students being allowed to carry an asthma inhaler and Epi-Pen. However, we need an Inhaler/EpiPen Release Form to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.

Over-the-counter medications:

Over-the-counter medications (e.g., cold preparations or pain relieving medications) that you want available for school personnel to administer must have the Non-Prescription Medication Consent Formcompleted and the medication supplied in the original bottle in order for the school to administer.

These forms must be completed and in the school office BEFORE the school staff can legally give your child medication.  

Sun Prairie Area School Districts Policy and Procedure regarding administrating medication at school. 

 
 

Medical Forms

Health Services Handbook 18-19

Immunization Requirements

2018-2019

The Wisconsin immunization law requires students in Early Childhood through grade 12, to be immunized according to their age/grade level.  Immunizations are required against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and Varicella (chickenpox).

Wisconsin Immunization Requirements- EnglishSpanishHmong

Student Immunization Record- English, SpanishHmong

Sun Prairie Area School Districts Immunization Policy and Procedure 

Public Health of Madison/Dane County offers FREE immunizations to uninsured adults and children,  and children with Medical Assistance

Dane County Free Immunization Clinic

Please contact one of our district nurses if you should have immunization questions: 

Name Title Phone
Deb Brown Elementary District Nurse 834-6583
Elizabeth Feisthammel   Secondary District Nurse     834-6679

Communicable Diseases

The Sun Prairie Area School District will follow the Communicable Disease Policy and Procedure for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of all students and employees. These procedures will be maintained in cooperation with city, county, and state health departments and in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes. When a reportable communicable disease is known or suspected within the school environment, the School District will contact the appropriate health department.

Communicable Diseases Policy & Procedure for Students

Communicable Diseases Policy & Procedure for Staff

 

District Health Nurses

(Grades 6-12)

Elizabeth Feisthammel

District Nurse
(Grades K-5)

Debbie Brown

District Nurse