Student Health

Students learn best when when they feel good. Millard partners with families to meet student health needs. To learn more about the many services that support our students and their families, please contact the health room at your student’s school or the District Head Nurse, Katie Kintzle at kakintzle@mpsomaha.org or (402)715-6322.

Physicals, Immunizations & Health Screenings

Physical/Vision Exams 


Click here for the MPS Student Physical Form. 
 

Immunizations


New students moving from another state to Nebraska are required to have a physical exam, vision exam and current immunizations before being enrolled in school.

All kindergarten and 7th grade students are required by state law to submit a current school physical, vision exam, and current immunizations before starting school.  

Students participating in athletics must have submitted a current sports physical dated after May 1st.

The completed physical form, with vision exam must be returned by the first day of school, and immunizations must be up to date in order for your student to start school. 

 

Required Immunizations

Kindergarten 

  • 3 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, or Td vaccine, one given on or after the 4th  birthday
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine
  • 2 doses of MMR vaccine, given on or after 12 months of age and separated by  at least one month
  • 3 doses of pediatric Hepatitis B vaccine or 2 doses of adolescent vaccine if student is 11-15 years of age
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) Written documentation (including year) of varicella (chickenpox) disease from parent, guardian, or health care provider will be accepted

7th Grade

  • 3 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, or Td vaccine, one given on or after the 4th  birthday
  • 1 dose of Tdap (must contain Pertussis booster). This dose can be received any time after 10 or 11 years of age depending on which brand of vaccine is received.
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine
  • 2 doses of MMR vaccine, given on or after 12 months of age and separated by at least one month
  • 3 doses of pediatric Hepatitis B vaccine or 2 doses of adolescent vaccine if student is 11-15 years of age
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) Written documentation (including year) of varicella (chickenpox) disease from parent, guardian, or health care provider will be accepted

Health Screenings

Nebraska State Statute, #173 NAC 7, requires school districts to provide a health screening to students that are enrolled in our district.

Students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, seventh, and tenth grades must be screened for dental, vision (distance) and height and weight for the purpose of monitoring status at intervals for all students. In addition, students in first and third grades must be screened for hyperopia (near vision).
 
If you have other questions, please contact the health room at your student's school or the District Head Nurse, Katie Kintzle at kakintzle@mpsomaha.org or (402)715-6322.
 

When to Stay Home

An ill student cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping an ill student home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the student an opportunity to rest and recover.

In case of illness or injury, a student will be sent home from school when the parent or legal guardian has been reached by telephone and appropriate arrangements are made for her or his transportation from school. If the school nurse is unable to reach the parent or guardian, the authorized family emergency contacts will be notified.

If a student has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, parents/guardians will be contacted. The student will be sent home as soon as proper arrangements can be made.

Students will be excluded from school for the following conditions: contagious or infectious disease, including chicken pox, measles and mumps; pink eye; suspicious rash; vomiting, diarrhea, seizure activity, skin eruptions or live head lice.

Students may not return to school until they are fever free for twenty-four (24) hours and/or bring a doctor’s note granting permission to return, or until all evidence of the condition is gone.

Guidelines for Carrying Medication

Medication can be carried by students depending on their individual circumstances. Below is a guideline for what medication can generally be carried by a student depending their level. For situations that fall outside of these guidelines, please contact the School Nurse assigned to your student's school or the District Head Nurse, Katie Kintzle at kakintzle@mpsomaha.org or 402.715.6322.

Elementary:
Inhaler with physician's orders
Epi-Pen with physician's order

Middle School:
Inhaler with physician's orders
Epi-Pen with physician's order
Cough drops with parent note turned into school's health room

High School:
Inhaler with physician's orders
Epi-Pen with physician's order
Non-prescription/OTC medication, including cough drops (no parent note needed)
Students may transport prescription medication to the school's health room
 

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Millard Public Schools has a comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Intervention process that was created by district Social Workers, School Psychologists and School Counselors. This process was created using research based processes and best practices.

To view the MPS Suicide Prevention and Intervention Process, please click here
 

Bridging the Gap from Concussion to Classroom

Concussion Information

Head injuries pose a serious health risk to students. The Millard Public Schools Health Services Department and the Department of Athletics and Activities have practices and procedures to promote the health and safety of our students. Students participating in Interscholastic Athletics may be at increased risk for head injuries including concussion. 

Millard Public Schools has procedures to evaluate and manage head injuries for our students. Our procedures are in compliance with Nebraska State Return to Learn and Return to Play Procedures. Click on the links below for more information:

Return to Learn

Return to Play

Student Information

Parent Information

Concussion Information for Parents - PDF - English

Concussion Information for Parents - PDF - Spanish

Athletic Fact Sheet - PDF

Staff Information

A Fact Sheet for Teachers, Counselors and School Professionals

 

Additional Resources:

CDC Basic Information about Traumatic Brain Injury

Data and Statistics about Traumatic Brain Injury

National Athletic Trainers Association Concussion 101

National Athletic Trainers Association Concussion Sports Nutrition

Nebraska Sports Concussion Network, NE Concussion Awareness Act Overview

Nebraska Department of Education Bridging the Gap: From Concussion to Classroom

 

Staff Documents

Click here to access staff documents.

 

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