Mequon-Thiensville School District

Health & Wellness

The district supports the health and wellness of all of our students. In helping to ensure that your child has access to the appropriate medical treatment during the school day, it is necessary that we have all relevant emergency and/or medication forms on file.

Upon registering your child, please indicate whether or not they have a medical condition, complete the appropriate forms (listed below), and return them to your school's office.

Our school nurse is passionate about school nursing and supporting the health needs of our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Jost, RN.

Jessica Jost, RN

Student Emergency Action Plans

When to Keep Your Child Home

Following are some guidelines for when to keep an ill child at home. These are the same guidelines we use in determining when to send ill children home from school. Please remember that during school, children are in close contact with each other. Keeping ill children home at the first signs of illness, helps prevent the spread of that illness to other students and staff.


Over 100.0 especially if other symptoms are present. Your child should be free of fever for 24 hours (without the use of Tylenol/Ibuprofen or any other fever reducers) before returning to school.

Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

Students should not return to school until 24 hours after the last time they vomited or had diarrhea.


DO NOT send a child with a rash to school until they have been seen by a physician (documentation must be provided to school). If your child has an undiagnosed rash at school, you will be notified to pick them up, and they may not return to school until rash is resolved or a physician’s clearance is provided to the school.

Eye drainage

May indicate conjunctivitis (pink eye), a common infectious disease of the eye. It is caused by both bacteria and viruses. Students will be excluded from school when thick drainage is seen and may not return to school until a physician’s note is provided to the school.

Mild cough/cold symptoms

If there is no fever and the child feels well enough to attend school, school is fine. If the cough is frequent, productive, or 'bark-like,' please keep your child home.

Medication Administration Permission Form

In keeping with Board of Education Policy 5330, Administration of Medication, and following guidance established by the Department of Public Instruction, all medication that is administered to students or taken by a student while at school requires a permission form, including over-the-counter medications. If the medication is a prescription, a physician's signature is required. Parents, please download the following form, complete it, and return it to your school office. The form below should be completed for both prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Medication Administration Permission Form


Wisconsin law requires written evidence of immunization against certain diseases within 30 school days of a child's admission. Please review the following resources for further information about vaccinations and Wisconsin Immunization Requirements. See the Department of Health Services website for more details.

Student Immunization Law Age/Grade Requirements

Grade/AgeNumber of Doses
(Ages 2-4)

3 Hepatitis B6

1 MMR7

1 Varicella8

Grade 5
4 DTaP1/DTP/DT/Td2,3

3 Hepatitis B6

1 MMR7

2 Varicella8

Grades 6-12

1 Tdap4


3 Hepatitis B6

2 MMR7

2 Varicella8

Printable copy of Wisconsin Department of Health services Immunization Requirements.

Human Growth & Development

The district has made a commitment to provide health education to all students. One vital element of health education is the instruction of human growth and development. While a child's parent is and will continue to be the primary educator, district educators will provide accurate and current information and materials that promote health and awareness to the students.

We firmly believe that a comprehensive human growth and development curriculum is about the development of the whole student. The curriculum emphasizes the individual’s safety, respect, responsibility and sexual risk avoidance.

For additional curricular resources and information regarding the human growth and development curriculum, please visit our online curriculum resource tool and search under the Physical Education department.

Head Lice in Schools

Head lice is a pest that at times can appear in our homes and on our children’s heads. Anyone can contract head lice, but it most often appears with younger children. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with the existence of head lice.

The district follows best practice recommendations regarding head lice set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Nursing Guidelines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses.

Learn more about MTSD's head lice guidelines for attendance, screening, and notification.

Wellness Committee

Our health and wellness committee is an advisory group comprised of staff, administrators, students, parents, and community specialists. Learn more about the district's wellness committee!