Mrs. Suzanne Brinkman, School Nurse,

 coordinates the health and emergency nursing services for  the district. She provides on-site care for injury and illness  and health consultation for students, parents, and  staff.

What can You do 

to protect your child? 
   Wisconsin Influenza Toolkit for Families



Healthy Smiles
 Boscobel  Elementary participates in the “Teeth-For-Life” program. A registered dental hygienist comes to our elementary school to provide sealants, fluoride varnishes, cleanings, oral health education, and a new toothbrush/floss for your child at no charge to you.  Permission forms are  sent home at the beginning of each school year


What Do School Nurses Do?

 School nurses save lives, increase student attendance and decrease early dismissals. Here's what school nurses do...  They:
  •  are the first line of defense against epidemics and disease outbreaks, monitoring the health of the overall population and connecting  with public health officials.  

  •  are the first responders to critical incidents on school property.  

  •  provide direct health services for students. 

  •  identify threats to health in the school community and work to eliminate those problems as a cause of ill health. 

  •  provide leadership for the provision of health services, health policies and programs. 

  •  provide a critical safety net for the most fragile students. 

  •  provide screening and referral for health conditions such as vision and hearing, and many illness and diseases. 

  •  promote a healthy school environment. enable children with chronic health conditions to attend school.  

  • promote student health and learning.  

  • serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers. 

If your child requires any medication at any time at school, a medication consent form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.  If your child requires a prescription medication at school, the consent form must be signed by the doctor or practitioner as well. Medication dosages outside of the recommended therapeutic dose or beyond the instructions on the package label must be authorized by a practitioner as well. Medications need to be in the packaging and properly labeled. A new medication form is needed each time the medication is changed, and a new one is needed for each school year. The school does not provide any medications for students. If you feel your child may need any over-the-counter medication, you must supply it and you must complete a consent form.  Permission must be given in writing, and the medication must be supplied by the parent/guardian.

HEAD LICE Students with signs of head lice, verified by inspection, will be sent home and not allowed to return to school until after being treated with an appropriate/approved treatment method. Repeat cases will not be readmitted to school until the hair is nit (egg) free (within the first ½-1 inch of scalp) and louse free, as verified by examination by the school nurse or other designated person. The school nurse may NOT medically excuse reoccurring or inadequately treated cases. The parent/guardian may be responsible for absences related to untreated or inadequately treated cases.) Schools will NOT perform mass head lice screenings, but will screen on an individual basis by referral. Siblings and known close contacts/friends that are in school will be screened whenever possible. The school nurse can provide guidance for treatment of head lice.