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Health Services

Contact Information
Mrs. Sarai Salazar
District Nurse
417-442-3215 x1229


According to Missouri state immunization law, students must show proof of immunization or exemption status prior to attending school.  A healthcare provider's written copy of the student's immunization record will be kept on file.   

Missouri School Immunization Requirements

Student Illness Policies

Students exhibiting the following symptoms will be sent home and/or should remain at home if they exhibit any of the following:
  • Temperature of 100 degrees or greater
  • Vomiting with associated signs of illness
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual or unexplained rash
  • Persistent cough
  • Ongoing symptoms of discomfort or immobility from an injury 
  • A concerning health condition that may require further medical evaluation
Students may return to school when:
  • Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours
  • Other conditions (rash, injury or health concern) subside or with a provider's note 
Students with a communicable disease must have a release from their healthcare provider to return to school.

Health Screenings

Dental Screening
A dentist or dental hygienist will perform a quick and simple dental exam at school for participating students. Fluoride varnish, a dental protectant may also be applied at that time. A recommendation will be made regarding the status of the student's teeth and a notice sent home to parents/guardians. This exam should NOT take the place of your child's regular dental visit.   

Hearing and Vision Screening
School nurses will provide hearing and vision screening to all students in kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade, as well as all students new to Purdy Schools. Parents/guardians will be notified of students who require further medical evaluation.  This screening detects minor hearing and vision abnormalities and will not take the place of a regular examination by a healthcare provider.