Mission Statement for MPS Health Services
The mission of Millard Public Schools Health Services is to promote wellness and safety while providing a culturally based health environment to advocate for academic excellence among all students.
MPS Health Care Objectives
7th Grade Physical Exam Requirements
Nebraska law requires that every 7th grade student to have either a physical exam before entering the 7th grade. The completed physical form must be returned by the first day of school, and immunizations must be up to date in order for your student to start school. Please click HERE for a copy of the MPS Student Physical Form.
Required Immunizations for students entering 7th grade:
If your student plans to participate in athletics in the next school year, a physical must be conducted after May 1st.
If you have any questions about the information in this letter, please contact your student's Health Room.
Seasonal Flu Information
Seasonal flu information, including a Basic Overview of Seasonal Flu, Cleaning to Prevent Flu, Talking to Children about Flu, and If your Child Gets Sick with Flu. All four resources are available in 12 different languages. To access this information, click HERE.
Health Care 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).
For more information about health screenings, please click HERE. If you have other questions, please contact the health room at your student's school or the District Head Nurse, Katie Kintzle at (402)715-6322.
Injury and Sudden Illness
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.
Student Permission to Carry 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 (402)715-6322.