Message from WSD School Nurses:
Good health enhances your student's ability to learn. School nursing has grown to meet student needs, and involves much more than dispensing hugs and band-aids. Nurses address issues that face our students and assist teachers to enable our students the best learning experience.
School nurses support good health and learning by performing a variety of duties including: direct student care; assessing student health needs; providing in-service training for staff and students; conducting mandatory health screenings; overseeing maintenance of student health and immunization records; administering medication; providing emergency first aid to students and staff; and working with Department of Health in the control of communicable diseases.
Keep your student's health and emergency information updated with current names and telephone numbers by contacting your child's school office. Student Health Information should be updated yearly. Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illnesses/diseases, new diagnoses, or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance.
Certain health conditions or students with potentially life-threatening health conditions may require an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for the safety and wellbeing of your child. Please contact your school nurse to create this plan.
Required Student Immunizations:
The State of Missouri requires certain immunizations before children may attend school. Children may get their immunizations from their health care provider or at the St. Charles County Health Department.
In order to dispense prescription medicine, the school district is required to have an authorization form competed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian annually. Over-the-counter medication requires an authorization form signed by the physician at the beginning of each school year.
The Wentzville RIV School District provides vision and hearing screenings for students. If you would like your child screened, please contact your school nurse.
A completed MSHSAA Physical Form must be completed and on file with your child's school annually before students may participate in middle or high school sports. Your school office can provide you a form, or download a copy from our forms section tab.