Wayzata Public Schools

Health Services

We recognize that healthy children are better learners. Our district nurses and school-based health paraprofessionals work collaboratively to promote the health and safety of our students.

The role of district nurses

Our district nurses provide care in concert with health paraprofessionals for students at all schools. They perform the following services.

  • provide needed physical assessment, direct nursing care and specialized health procedures to students and staff
  • develop and assist with the implementation of individual health plans for students with chronic health conditions
  • train and support school staff to assist students' needs as identified by their health plans
  • serve as in-house resources, liaisons and advocates for students, parents and community service organizations regarding individual and general health care issues

The role of health paraprofessionals

Our health paraprofessionals work in the school health offices under the supervision of the district nurse. They are certified in CPR and First Aid and receive targeted health education on pertinent school health-related topics such as diabetes, anaphylaxis, asthma and epilepsy. They perform the following services.

  • provide direct care to students who become ill during the school day
  • administer medications
  • assist district nurses with the prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • distribute communicable disease information to school staff and parents as needed
  • assist with vision and hearing screening programs

District Nurses

Dawn Willson, RN, PHN, LSN
Health Services Supervisor
763-745-6073
dawn.willson@wayzataschools.org

Kari Feia, RN, PHN, LSN, MA
Wayzata Early Learning School, East Middle School, Greenwood and Oakwood Elementary Schools
763-745-6619
Kari.Feia@wayzataschools.org

Lynda Lankford, RN, PHN, LSN, MEd
Birchview, Gleason Lake, Central and West Middle Schools
763-745-6451
Lynda.Lankford@wayzataschools.org

Melissa Wilson, RN, PHN, LSN
Kimberly Lane, Plymouth Creek, Sunset Hill and Meadow Ridge Elementary Schools 
763-745-
melissa.wilson@wayzataschools.org

Jean Parsons, RN, PHN, LSN
Wayzata High School
763-745-6616
Jean.Parsons@wayzataschools.org

Natalie Sullivan, RN, PHN, LSN
District Screening Nurse
763-745-5026
Natalie.Sullivan@wayzataschools.org

Early Learning School Paraprofessional

Jennifer Ashwill
Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional
763-745-5255
Jennifer.Ashwill@wayzataschools.org

Elementary School Health Paraprofessionals

Birchview
Judy Haux
Attendance Line 763-745-5315
Fax 763-745-5391
Judy.Haux@wayzataschools.org

Gleason Lake, LPN
Nancy Rice
Attendance Line 763-745-5415
Fax 763-745-5491
Nancy.Rice@wayzataschools.org

Greenwood
Mary Stoehr-Nessen
Attendance Line 763-745-5515
Fax 763-745-5591
Mary.Stoehr-Nessen@wayzataschools.org

Kimberly Lane
Carol Talus
Attendance Line 763-745-5615
Fax 763-745-5691
Carol.Talus@wayzataschools.org

Meadow Ridge
Kathy Hannan
Attendance Line 763-745-7115
Fax 763-745-7191
Kathy.Hannan@wayzataschools.org

Oakwood
Cindy Auer, RN
Attendance Line 763-745-5715
Fax 763-745-5791
Cindy.Auer@wayzataschools.org

Plymouth Creek
Sharon Hanson
Attendance Line 763-745-5815
Fax 763-745-5891
Sharon.Hanson@wayzataschools.org

Sunset Hill
Lissa Cotton
Attendance Line 763-745-5915
Fax 763-745-5991
Lissa.Cotton@wayzataschools.org

Secondary School Health Paraprofessionals

Central Middle School
Janel Kohlmyer
763-745-6015
Attendance Line 763-745-6055
Fax 763-745-6091
Janel.Kohlmyer@wayzataschools.org

East Middle School
Trudy Namur, LPN
763-745-6215
Attendance Line 763-745-6255
Fax 763-745-6291
Trudy.Namur@wayzataschools.org

West Middle School
Michele Freng
763-745-6415
Attendance Line 763-745-6455
Fax 763-745-6491
Michele.Freng@wayzataschools.org

Wayzata High School
Sheila Moran-LaPlant, LPN
763-745-6617
Attendance 763-745-6655
Please report student absences online through Skyward Family Access
Fax 763-745-6618
Sheila.MoranLaPlant@wayzataschools.org

When to keep your child home from school

The following recommendations are suggested to guide decision-making regarding exclusion of ill children. The intent of exclusion is to promote a healthy school environment by preventing exposure and spread of illness. Please report all illnesses or health conditions to the Health Service. When parents are called about a child who has become ill during the school day, it is the expectation that the child will be picked up within one hour. Parent cooperation is appreciated. If you have questions about these guidelines, please call one of the District Nurses.

Fever
Oral temperature of 101° F or higher. Exclude children with any axillary temperature of 100° F or higher. The student should not return to school until fever free (without medication) for 24 hours.

Vomiting
Two or more episodes in the previous 24 hours. The student should not return to school until vomiting or urge to vomit stops or until a medical exam indicates this is not due to a communicable disease.

Diarrhea
Increased number of stools compared with a person's normal pattern, along with watery stools and/or decreased stool form. The student should not return to school until the diarrhea stops or until a medical exam indicates this is not due to a communicable disease.

Rash
Rashes may be caused by many different conditions including illness, allergies or specific skin conditions. The student should not return to school until a medical evaluation indicates the symptoms are not communicable.

Eye Drainage
Thick mucus or purulent discharge that causes matting of the eyelids: pain or redness of eyelids. Student may return after medical evaluations indicate the symptoms are not communicable or 24 hours after treatment has started if diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis.

Signs/Symptoms of Possible Severe Illness
Uncontrolled coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, unusually tired, persisted crying, unusual color (e.g. jaundice). The student may return after symptoms dissipate and/or medical evaluation determines the student is healthy and/or not communicable.

Mouth Sores with Drooling
Until a medical exam indicates the child may return.

Specific Disease Exclusion CriteriaHennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Health Services & Immunization Forms

Health & Emergency Information

Early Learning School

If you have any questions regarding these forms, please call 763-745-5290.

Health Care SummaryEarly Learning School

Emergency FormEarly Learning School

Elementary Schools

The District asks that all parents enter Skyward Family Access and update their contact and health information, including emergency contact information, which should be a family member or responsible adult other than parents or guardians.

Health & Emergency InformationElementary Schools

Secondary Schools

The District asks that all parents enter Skyward Family Access and update their contact and health information, including emergency contact information, which should be a family member or responsible adult other than parents or guardians.

Health & Emergency InformationSecondary Schools

History & Physical Examination Form

Immunization Forms

Are Your Kids Ready for School? – Describes the minimum immunizations required the State of Minnesota.

Teens need shots, too!

Pupil Health Immunization Record – for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. This document includes the legal exemption to school immunization.

Chickenpox Law

Immunization Requirements for Students Entering Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Immunization Form

Immunization Requirements for Students in Grades 9-12

Early Learning School Immunization Form

Medications at School

Student Health Plans

Authorization for Health Care Procedures / Treatments
Parents requesting that specialized health care procedures be administered by a licensed school nurse (LSN) or personnel delegated by the LSN are required to provide annual written permission from both the licensed prescriber and parent or guardian.

Asthma Health Plan

Diabetic Health Plan

Seizure Health Plan

Seizure Parent Questionaire

District Allergy Position

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines

Allergic Emergency Health Plan

Allergic Reaction Parent Questionaire

Health Screening

Each school year, students participate in grade-level health screening. Students also receive hearing and/or vision screening upon request from their parents or guardians or if the teacher suspects that there may be a hearing or vision concern that is affecting the student's ability to learn.

Color Vision
  • Kindergarten (males only)
Vision
  • Grades 1, 3, 5 and 8
Hearing
  • Grades 3 and 8

If your child does not pass any part of the hearing and vision screening, health office staff will re-screen to verify the results. If the student does not pass the second screening following the MN Department of Health guidelines, a letter will be sent home with the student outlining the findings and recommendation for follow-up with a physician.

If at any time you question your child's hearing or vision, feel free to contact the health office.

If you do not wish for your child to receive health screening, please inform your school health office.

Health and Medical Websites

These websites are resources for some common medical questions and conditions. They are not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Always check with your medical provider with questions regarding specific treatment.