Health Services


Each student will need to have a health record completed and on file at their respective school annually.

Boone Community School Health Services provides a broad range of services for all students as an adjunct to care provided by parents through the medical community. Children of all ages must be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy so they are able to learn. Boone school nurses promote the health and safety of students in school, at home and in the community.

Health Services Team

Beth Solomon, RN, BSN
Franklin Elementary School
Lindsay Cox, RN
Lincoln Elementary School
Cristy Phipps, RN, BSN
Boone High School
515-433-0995 x5121

Emergency Contact Information

Parents are required to provide emergency contact information. The names and phone numbers of three local adults who will assume responsibility for a student if parent/guardian can not be reached. This information needs updated as changes occur and should be completed through Infinite Campus.

Services Provided

  1. Promotion of healthy life styles
  2. Health care guidance to students, family, and staff
  3. Identify health concerns by observation and assessment of needs and provide appropriate care
  4. Medication management
  5. Immunization verification according to state requirements
  6. Screenings
  7. Help students develop strategies to manage health issues.

Certificate of Immunization

An Iowa Department of Public Health Certificate of Immunization must be given to the licensed child care center or school the child will attend. To be valid, the Certificate of Immunization must include the name and birth date of the child, the dates required vaccines were received, and must be signed by a physician (MD or DO), physician’s assistant, nurse, or certified medical assistant.

State law further requires that all students enrolling in Iowa schools furnish a certificate of immunization for diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B. Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccination and PCV is only required for children entering preschool. Beginning in 2013 all seventh graders are required to have a booster of Tdap immunization. The immunization requirement may be waived for religious reasons.

More information about immunization requirements and exemptions can be found on the Iowa Department of Public Health brochure.

Medication Policy (Code No. 507.3)

Any medication taken at school (prescribed and/or over the counter medicines) must be in the original container and kept in the nurse’s office. Parental written consent is needed requesting and authorizing school personnel to administer the medicine at school.

Medication Administration Form

Prescription and non-prescription medications may be administered at school when medically necessary by completing the permission form and returning it along with appropriately packaged medication to your child’s school.

Self-Administration of Asthma and Airway Disease Medication

With the necessary authorizations, students may carry and self-administer asthma or other airway constricting disease medication.

Iowa Dental Health Screening

The Iowa Department of Health requires a dental screening for all students no earlier than age 3 but prior to age 6 or enrollment in first grade and prior to enrollment in high school.

Kindergarten Vision Card

The vision card linked below is a required card to turn into the school. Please have your doctor fill out the vision card and submit it to the school nurse.

Is my child too ill to attend school?

Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains about not feeling well. The guidelines below may be helpful. It will not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention. Please consult your doctor for specific medial advice.

Fever- 100.5 degrees or higher
A fever is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher should not attend school The child should be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to school.

Sore Throat/Colds/Cough
Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don’t interfere with school attendance. A persistent, frequent cough and/or constant nasal drainage may affect your child’s performance at school, and he/she may be more comfortable at home.

A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A child that has a rash that is draining, has open areas or is causing the child to itch excessively should not attend school. A rash accompanied with other symptoms such as: fever, sore throat, irritability, vomiting, etc. should not attend school.

A child who has vomited should wait 24 hours and be able to retain solid foods before returning to school. A child who is having frequent diarrhea stools should not attend school If there is cramping/abdominal pain with diarrhea, the student may be more comfortable at home.

Healthy Snacks

The Boone Community School District Nursing Staff has created a list of healthy snacks for students.

Helpful Resources