HEALTH INFORMATION

Laura

LAURA PARISH EXT 6102

Nurse Supervisor

605-743-2567

Laura.parish@k12.sd.us

Contact your school nurse for more information or questions regarding your child’s health.

Michelle

MICHELLE COTTER EXT 6299

Nurse
High School
605-743-2567
Michelle.Cotter@k12.sd.us

Tara

TARA ERICKSON EXT 5133

Nurse
North Middle School
605-743-2567
Tara.Erickson@k12.sd.us

Debra

DEBRA BACKMAN EXT 5205

School Nurse
South Middle School
605-743-2567
Debra.Backman@k12.sd.us

Rod

ROO DEMOUCHETTE EXT 3356

Nurse
Endeavor Elementary
605-743-2567
Roo.DeMouchette@k12.sd.us

Amy

AMY DRUMMOND

Nurse
Explorer Elementary
605-743-2567 ext 3045
Amy.Drummond@k12.sd.us

Laura

LAURA STEICHEN EXT 3292

School Nurse
Freedom Elementary
605-743-2567
Laura.Steichen@k12.sd.us

Nikki

NIKKI EVEN EXT 3412

Nurse
Horizon Elementary
605-743-2567
Nicole.Even@k12.sd.us

School Nurse
Journey Elementary
605-743-2567

KATIE M.LARSON EXT 3197

Nurse
Liberty Elementary
605-743-2567
Katie.M.Larson@k12.sd.us

HEALTH DOCUMENTS

Medication and Treatment Administration: In the event that your child needs medication while in school, both prescription or over-the-counter, the Harrisburg School District requires a completed Medication and Treatment Authorization Form prior to administration. Parent/Guardian must complete and sign this form in its entirety prior to the administration of any medications. Any prescription medication or chemical/homeopathic substances and compounds will also require a physician's consent and signature prior to administration. Forms can be picked up in the health office at each school building as well as below.

Complete for medications and/or treatments that must be administered during school hours and cannot be given at home. The school district does not provide over-the-counter medications. Medications must be delivered directly to a qualified staff member, in the original properly labeled container, and by an appropriate individual. Early Childhood-5thGrade: The parent/guardian must deliver the medication to the school and to a qualified staff member. 6th-12thGrade: Students shall be allowed to transport medication and chemical/homeopathic substances and compounds. Appropriate individuals must pick up unused medication and supplies one week after the last dose is given during the school year and/or before the last day of school. If medication is not picked up, it will be disposed of properly.

Medication renewal is required at the beginning of each school year. Please see this form for further information. For more information on our Medication Administration Policy, please see online.

**Medication and Treatment Authorization Form

**Medication Self-Administration Authorization Form

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Harrisburg School District follows recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the South Dakota Department of Health.

We recommend keeping your child home if he/she presents with:

  • An illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities.

  • An illness that results in a greater need for care than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.

  • Fever of 100.0 or greater, lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficult breathing and/or other manifestations of possible severe illness.

  • Persistent abdominal pain (continuous for more than two hours) or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever, dehydration, or other systemic signs or symptoms.

  • Vomiting & Diarrhea if it occurs two or more times in 24 hours or accompanied by a fever. Exceptions for vomiting that is caused by a non-communicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration.

  • Rashes that are undiagnosed need to be seen by a health care provider. Open sores and a suspected contagious illness should be cleared by a health care provider.

View Temporary Exclusion from School Recommendations

IMMUNIZATIONS

South Dakota Codified Law 13-28-7.1 requires students entering school or early childhood programs to present certification that they have been adequately immunized, according to the recommendations of the Department of Health. The law applies to all children entering school for the first time, including transfer students.

View Required Immunizations

PEANUT POLICY

**Peanut Policy

HEAD LICE

**HSD Guidelines

**Head Lice 101-English

**Head Lice 101-Spanish