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

    • Health Screenings
    • Immunization Monitoring 
    • Communicable Disease Control 
    • Nurse Consultation and Specialized Care
    • Primary Care
    • Health Education
    • Crisis Medical Support
    • Emotional Support

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 (402)715-6322.

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 select HERE for a copy of the MPS Student Physical Form. 

Required Immunizations for students entering 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.

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, select 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 select 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.

    • 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. 

MPS Suicide Prevention and Intervention Process

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 select HERE.

Bridging the Gap from Concussion To Classroom: Return to Learn

On April 8, 2011, the Nebraska Legislature passed the Concussion Awareness Act. The Concussion Awareness Act became effective in Nebraska on July 1, 2012. The goal of the Act is to provide a consistent means to identify and manage concussions and help safeguard the safety of students and student athletes.

While the Nebraska law requires a specified Return to Play procedure, it is as important in the academic setting to have a Return to Activity procedure. In February 2014, the Nebraska Department of Education released the “Bridging the Gap from Concussion to the Classroom: Return to Learn” This plan was developed to provide guidance to assist school districts in Nebraska in developing a concussion management policy.

The attached documents outline the responsibilities and protocols that have been established by Millard Public Schools using the NDE’s Return to Learn plan as guidance.

To view the MPS Return to Learn Process, please select HERE.