East Marshall Health Services

Flu and Covid Vaccine Information

Wellness Policy

Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment 21-22

School Wellness Policy Progress Report 2022

Medication Policy

ALL medicine (prescription and over the counter) must be brought to the office with a doctor’s or parent’s request to have the medicine administered at school. The medicine must be in its original container. A completed medical card for the nurse is also needed. Parent Medication Form

A note from home is appreciated when a student brings cough drops. The office or the nurse will fill out a note that the student can carry with the cough drops. This note gives the student permission to have cough drops in class.

School Requirements

Iowa Immunization Requirements: http://idph.iowa.gov/immtb/immunization/laws   

School Dental Screening Requirements: http://idph.iowa.gov/ohds/oral-health-center/school-screenings   (Required for Kindergarten and 9th grade) Certificate of Dental Screening

Mandatory Lead Screening for Kindergarteners:  http://idph.iowa.gov/lpp/blood-lead-testing   (Required for Kindergarten)

Vision Requirement:  https://idph.iowa.gov/family-health/child-health/vision-screening   (Required for Kindergarten and 3rd grade) IOA Vision Screening Card; Certificate of Vision Screening

Immunization Policy

There are immunization requirements all children must meet before entering school in the state of Iowa. Iowa state law, the Department of Education and the Department of Public Health and Welfare set up these requirements. It is unlawful for any student to attend school unless he/she has been immunized or exempted against polio, measles, rubella, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, or other immunizations as required under the rules and regulations of the Iowa Division of Health. If your child can provide satisfactory evidence of having begun the process of immunization, he/she may continue to attend school as long as the immunization process is being completed in the prescribed and timely manner. It is unlawful for any parent or guardian to refuse or neglect to have their child immunized unless the child is properly exempted. (Proper exemption refers to exemptions for medical or personal reasons. A physician must sign the proper form, and the form must be on file in the nurse’s office.)

Iowa Department of Public Health Immunization Requirements

Meningitis Vaccine requirements

The Iowa Department of Public Health recently made a change to the Iowa Administrative Code to require Tdap (tetanus-diptheria-pertussis)and meningococcal vaccination for adolescents enrolled in secondary schools. It will be required for all students entering 7th grade to have one dose of the Tdap vaccine and one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.  Students need to have received these vaccinations before the start of his/her 7th grade year.  

Meningitis vaccine requirement for 7th and 12th-grade students


 Meningitis Vaccine Requirements:

Students entering 7th grade (born after Sept. 15, 2004)- 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine received on or after age of 10 – a booster dose will be needed at age 16. Also,7th grade-Tdap vaccination-1 dose before entering 7th grade. 

Students entering 12th grade (born after Sept. 15, 1999)- 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine or 1 dose if the first vaccine was given after age 16 .  The second dose must be given after age 16 to be compliant.

NOTE: There is NO grace/extension period for this new meningitis vaccine requirement, what this means is that the law requires students be excluded from school if they have not received the immunization by the first day of school.

Illness Policy

When to keep students home

If a student becomes ill at school, they should report to the nurse, who will decide what should be done. Students must not leave the building because of illness without authorization. If the nurse is not available, students are to report to the principal’s secretary.  If your student has any one of the following conditions, you will be notified to pick up your child immediately: contagious disease or condition, fever over 100 degrees F, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or accident requiring medical attention. 

Learning is the last thing on the mind of a sick child. If your child is not feeling well, please keep him/her at home. Children should be fever-free and/or symptom-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school following an illness.

Head lice

Head Lice Head lice infestation is a widespread problem in the United States, largely confined to younger school children. To prevent the spread of head lice, the condition needs to be treated immediately. If a child is known or found at school to have head lice, the parents of the student will be notified and a letter for treatment guidelines will be sent home with your child. The child may return to school after the recommended initial treatment has been completed. If a child is found to have head lice, other family members attending the same school will be inspected. The diagnosis of head lice will be handled as confidentially as possible.

Concussion Fact Sheet

Asthma/Epi Medication Self Administration Form

Elementary School Nurse Welcome Letter

To view more information about each nurse, click on their name.

Mrs. Blanchard (PK-3)

Mrs. Cole (4-12)