Pierz Schools Health Services
School Health Policy
Students exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms should be kept home from school. If symptoms develop during the school day, you will be called to pick up your student/s and they will not be permitted to ride the bus home.
1. Temperature over 100.4 degrees F (38 C) - students may return to school when they have been fever free (temperature under 100.0) for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medication.
2. Vomiting - 2 or more episodes of vomiting. Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.
3. Diarrhea - 2 or more episodes of vomiting. Students should be kept home for 24 after the last episode of diarrhea.
4. Suspicious rash
6. Mouth sores accompanied by drooling.
7. COVID Symptoms or a positive COVID test.
- Students and staff with COVID-19 symptoms should remain home and seek a COVID-19 test.
- Students and staff who test positive should remain home for 5 full days, with the first day of symptoms being day 0. Students and staff may return to school on day 6 IF their symptoms have improved and they have been fever free (below 100.4) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
- Staff and Students who return after 5 days are encouraged to wear a mask, but it is not required as a condition of employment or attendance.
- Students who live with someone who has tested positive MAY attend IF: student is 100% symptom free AND has not tested positive. If any symptoms arise, we ask that the student stay home and seek a COVID-19 test.
Test kits are no longer available through school.
Medication Procedure Update - 1/9/2023
Effective immediately, no medication will be accepted or administered in the school health clinic without the signed medication order on file from your child’s medical provider. The order can either be hand delivered by the parent/guardian along with the medication, or the order can be sent to school by your child’s doctor, and the medication delivered at a later date. Medications will not be accepted or held in the clinic awaiting an order. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to obtain the order from the clinic.
Health Information Links
Disease Specific Resources
Health Education Classes
Medications in School
Required: Student Health Form
Are you new to our district?
Do you have young children not yet enrolled in our school?
It is important that we have your family's information on file so we can stay in touch about your child's education. We partner with Mid-State Education District to provide Early Childhood Screenings. If your child has not been screened, please contact Beka Swisher at 320-631-2509.PIONEER ELEMENTARY
Early Childhood ScreeningEarly Childhood Screening is a simple careful check for vision, hearing, development, immunization review and family circumstances that may affect development. It is required by the state for all children for entrance into kindergarten. The program is designed to find problems that can be corrected by early treatment. The screenings are held at Pioneer Elementary School three times a year for children who have turned three in the last quarter. Screenings are generally held in Fall, Winter and Summer. Parents will receive a phone call approximately two weeks before the screening. If you have any questions about this program or a child who is four and has not been screened, please call Robyn Skwira, District Nurse at 468-6458 ext 1245.
Please email email@example.com to inquire about an appointment.SMART SNACKS!
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides a smart snack calculator on their website to help students and parents determine if the snacks they are eating are considered healthy.
Robyn Skwira, RN, BSN, PHN, LSN
Licensed School Nurse