Tips for a Happy and Healthy School Year

Our Sun Prairie School Health Services Team is made up of two District Health Nurses and a Health Assistant at each school building. Together they work to remove health-related learning barriers and create a healthy and safe learning environment for all children.

Back-to-School Health Tips for a Happy and Healthy School Year

  • Make sure your child is current on vaccination requirements. The state of Wisconsin requires that all students entering 6th grade get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster. Kindergarteners need a booster of the MMR, Polio, Varicella, and DTaP vaccines. Be sure that sufficient documentation or a signed waiver is on file with your child’s school.
  • Consult with your child’s school nurse about any health updates or health needs your child may have for school this year.
  • If your child will need to keep medication at school, it must be in its original, labeled container, and you must complete the Medication Administration form. For prescription medication, either contact your doctor’s office for their school medication form or print it from our website. Bring the completed form with the medication to school.
  • Remind your child that handwashing is the number one way to prevent illness. Practice effective handwashing. Wash for at least 20 seconds, using friction, and wash the fronts and backs of hands and in between fingers. Soap and water are best, but hand sanitizer will do when those are not available.
  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep. Start practicing healthy sleep habits, such as limiting caffeine after dinner, getting regular exercise, turning off electronic devices an hour before bedtime, and getting into a regular sleep routine.
  • Be sure your child eats breakfast each day, at home or at school.
  • For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the District website and watch for email updates.