Meade School Nurses
1121 Ball Park Road • Sturgis, S.D. 57785
(605) 347-2610




Nurse Information


A Student Health Information sheet is expected to be filled out by a parent/guardian every year. The form will be given at open houses, is available in the main offices or can be found on the Meade School District website.

  • The individual health history forms are used throughout the school year. The nurse provides a list of medical conditions to the appropriate school staff. 
  • Please call the school nurse’s office with any significant changes. 

Please notify the school nurse of: 

1) Allergies—especially bee stings, food, and medicine. 

2) Asthma—even if there is rarely an attack 

3) Any heart defect 

4) Physical deformities—congenital hip, etc. 

5) Surgery 

6) Hearing/Vision problems 

7) Diabetes 

8) Seizures 



  • Over-The-Counter medications to be administered at school must have a completed Parent Consent Form and be in the original labeled container. 

  • Prescription medications MUST have the prescription label. 

    • Medications will be kept in the school nurse office. 

    • Students may carry inhalers with permission of the parent and the school nurse. 


Your student must be kept home or will be sent home from school if:

  • Fever of 100.0 or greater

    • Child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications

  • Communicable Disease is suspected


It is recommended that your student be kept home or it is possible your student will be sent home if:

  • An illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities. 

  • An illness that results in a greater need for care than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.

  • With persistent abdominal pain (continuous for more than two hours) or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever, dehydration, or other systemic signs or symptoms.

  • With vomiting & diarrhea, if it occurs two or more times in 12 hours or if accompanied by a fever. 

    • Exception for vomiting that is caused by a non-communicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration.


Contact Information:

Your child’s school must have phone numbers where you can be contacted during the day in case there is an emergency at school. 

  • Please have an alternate phone number where you or someone can be reached if you are not at home. 

  • Please update phone numbers with school personnel as soon as they change. 



An anaphylactic reaction is a progressive whole body allergic reaction that can be fatal and can occur with hypersensitivity to food, insect stings, medication and other allergens.


  • The Meade School District will maintain a stock supply of epinephrine auto injectors(Epipen) pursuant to SDHB 1167 and according to The Meade School District policy. 

    • These epinephrine auto injectors will be for use in an emergency situation of a severe allergic reaction causing anaphylaxis regardless of whether or not the student has a prescription for an epinephrine auto injector or has been diagnosed with an allergy. 

    • School nurses and staff will be trained to recognize symptoms of severe allergic or anaphylactic reaction. 

Meade School District follows recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the South Dakota Department of Health.



 South Dakota Codified Law 13-28-7.1 requires students entering school or early childhood programs to present certification that they have been adequately immunized, according to the recommendations of the Department of Health. The law applies to all children entering school for the first time, including transfer students.




"It's the Rule...Shots Before School" - 6th Grade Requirements


Medication and Treatment Administration

In the event that your child needs medication while in school, both prescription and over-the-counter, Meade School District requires a completed Medication and Treatment Authorization Form prior to administration. Parent/guardian must complete and sign this form in its entirety prior to the administration of any medications. Any prescription medication or chemical/homeopathic substances or compounds will also require a physician's consent and signature prior to administration. Forms can be picked up at the health office at each school and are also included on this website. Form renewal is required at the beginning of each school year.  


Student Care Plans

If your student has allergies or respiratory issues such as asthma or reactive airway disease, please complete the Respiratory Care Plan and/or Allergy Care Plan and turn in to your student's school health office. Care plan renewal is required at the beginning of each school year. 


Dental, Vision and Hearing Services

The school nurses coordinate with the Delta Dental Mobile to set up services every November and February. The school nurses also coordinate with the SDSD Hearing Mobile to provide hearing screenings for identified age groups every spring. Independently, the school nurses complete vision screenings for identified age groups annually.