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




 General Health Information

The nursing staff requests that every student turn in a Student Health Information Sheet every year. The form will be given at open houses or sent home with the student at the beginning of each school year.


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


We recommend keeping your child home if he/she presents with:


  • 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.


  • Fever of 100.0 or greater, lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficult breathing and/or other manifestations of possible severe illness. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


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


  • Vomiting & Diarrhea if it occurs two or more times in 24 hours or accompanied by a fever. Exceptions for vomiting that is caused by a non-communicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration.


  • Rashes that are undiagnosed need to be seen by a health care provider. Open sores and a suspected contagious illness should be cleared by a health care provider.


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 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.




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 K, 3rd and 5th grade students every spring. Independently, the school nurses complete vision screenings for K, 3rd and 5th grade students annually.