Health Services

Health Services & Nursing Staff at Rolla Public Schools

School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. Our goal is to help every student be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
Information & Upcoming Events:

It is cold and flu season - We have had already had multiple respiratory viruses reported in the district (RSV, parapertusis, etc). Please make sure you are monitoring your student for symptoms each morning. Students must stay home from school if they have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. They may return to school when they are symptom free for 24 hours without symptom reducing medication. 

Please speak to your student about proper cough and hand hygiene to help stop the spread of germs. 

 

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Remember to immediately wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

Meet our team:

Stephanie Waneka  Director of Health Services:
Stephanie Waneka, RN,BSN
[email protected]
573-458-0160 x 15020
Fax: 573-458-0155


 Candice Hawks Rolla High School:
Candice Hawks, RN
[email protected]
573-458-0140 x 14020
Fax: 573-458-0143
 Robin Stockstill Rolla High School:
Robin Stockstill, LPN
[email protected]
573-458-0140 x 14021
  Rolla Junior High:
Brooke Molenhour, RN, BSN
[email protected]
573-458-0130 x 13020
Fax: 573-458-0135
 












Rolla Middle School:
Lindsay Davis, RN
[email protected]
573-458-0120, x 12020
Fax: 573-458-0124
 Heather Kamprath  Rolla Middle School:
Heather Kamprath, LPN
[email protected]
573-458-0120, x 12021
Katie Strawbridge  Katie Rhodes
  Lacey McBride 
Mark Twain Elementary:
Katie Strawbridge, RN
[email protected]
573-458-0180, x 18020
Fax: 573-458-0185
Truman Elementary:
Katie Rhodes, RN, BSN
[email protected]
573-458-0170, x 17020
Fax: 573-458-0175
 Wyman Elementary:
Lacey McBride, RN, BSN
[email protected]
573-458-0190, x 19020
Fax: 573-458-0195

 


FAQ’s:
About Medications (policy JHCD, JHCD-AP(1))- 
When possible, Medication should be scheduled to be given when the student is NOT in school.

  • Students are NOT allowed to bring their own medications to the school nurse. High School students are an exception, but only with appropriate and signed paperwork (this excludes controlled medications).
  • In order for the nurse to administer medication at school, it must be in a current, appropriately labeled prescription bottle.
  • Some over the counter medications (like Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.) are available in the nurse's office, but the nurse must have parental consent to administer them (marked during online registration) and can only administer per the standing doctor's order from the district's medical director.
  • If you want your child to receive a dose or a medication that is not on the district's standing order, you will need to provide a doctor's order and medication in its original packaging.
  • The district will not administer any medication that is not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Illness: Students need to be kept at home or will be sent home for:

  • Elevated temperature 100.0; may return after being fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication.
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea; may return to school when symptoms have resolved for 24 hours without medication.
  • Suspected of having a communicable disease (i.e. strep throat, pinkeye, etc.); May be required to have a doctor's note to return or antibiotics for a specified amount of time depending on the condition.

About Immunizations: In accordance with state law and policy (JHCB), students will NOT be allowed to attend school until the district has satisfactory evidence of file demonstrating that the student has been immunized, has immunizations in progress, or exempted from obtaining immunizations.

What immunizations are required before starting school? The following are required before starting the grade listed below:

Vaccine

Grade

Doses


Grade

Doses


Grade

Doses


Grade

Doses

DTaP/DT 

PK

4+


K

4+







IVP (polio)

PK

3+


K

4+







Hib

PK

3+


K







Hepatitis B

PK

3+


K

3+







PCV (pneumococcal)

PK

4


K







MMR

PK

1


K

2







Varicella

PK

1


K

2







MCV (meningococcal)



8

1


12

2

Tdap



8

1




https://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/pdf/day-care-requirements-2022.pdf

https://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/pdf/2022schoolrequirements.pdf

When your child receives immunizations it is important to share a copy with the school. You can ask the office to fax it, bring a copy by the school or send it with your student. If you want to see what the school has on file for your child you can through the parent portal. 


Chronic conditions or life threatening allergies:
If your student has a chronic condition or life threatening allergies please contact the school nurse to discuss them. Linked below are forms that may need to be filled out.

Health Condition Action Plan

Seizure Plan
Seizure Plan, Epilepsy
Sickle Cell Action Plan
Hypoglycemia/Diabetes Action Plan
Dietary Form
Anaphylaxis/Allergy Form

Screenings (JHC-AP(1)):

Every school will conduct screenings during the year as time allows. Nurses can screen if parents/ guardians or teachers request or express concerns, and as necessary for IEP/504s. 

  • Parents/ guardians will be notified in writing if there is concern noted from the screening that would require further
  • evaluation.
  • Parents/ guardians may opt out of screening in writing each year.
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