Williams Bay School District Health and Wellness

 

E-mail: hrecklies@williamsbayschools.org 
High School Hours
262-245-6224 exit: 109
On Call
Elementary School Hours
262-245-5571 ext: 111
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11 am - 3:00 pm
When to Stay Home:
To find out more about keeping your child healthy, look at our School Health Guidelines and things you can do to stay healthy if you're Sick of Being Sick.
It is a policy of Williams Bay School District to highly recommend a pupil, upon enrollment in the Williams Bay School District, to present evidence of a current medial examination performed by a physician, and current (within the past two years) dental examination performed by a dentist.
 

This policy includes :

  1. 4K (or kindergarten enrollees if student doesn't attend 4K)
  2. All New Students
  3. 3rd : 6th
  4. 9th  (11th if participating in sports)
 

School Physical Examinations

The Williams Bay School District requests a physical and a dental check for all 4k (kindergarten) third, sixth, and ninth grade students, in addition to new district students. Physical forms are to be turned in to the school office by the first day of school. A student physical form can be picked up in the school office or downloaded from our website. School Physical Examinations for Sports: The sixth grade physical is required for student participation in school-based after-school athletic programs (football, cross country, basketball, etc.) in sixth grade. WIAA rules require high school athletes to have a physical every other year. The ninth grade school physical is accepted as a sports physical.11th grade for sports.

School Dental Examinations

The Williams Bay School Distract acknowledges the importance of regular dental exams and the effects of dental health on the overall health and success in schools. Parents are to provide a minimum of four dental exams during their child's twelve years of schooling. Specifically, exams are requested for 4K/kindergarten, third, sixth, and ninth grade children and for all children who transfer into the Williams Bay schools. Dental exam forms are to be turned in to the school office by the first day of school. A dental exam form can be picked up in the school office or downloaded from our website.

Wisconsin State Law (s.188.135) Concerning Eye Exams

The Williams Bay School District is required to request each student entering kindergarten to provide evidence of an eye examination by a physician (ophthalmologist, optometrist, or general physician). The State of Wisconsin Eye Exam form is provided at kindergarten registration and is also available online or in each school office. This form documents that a complete eye examination was performed, not just a vision screening. Specifically, the State of Wisconsin encourages parents of kindergartners to arrange for their child's eyes to be examined by an optometrist or evaluated by a physician by December 31 of the child's first year in school. An examination or evaluation should include, at a minimum, the elements listed below.

  • Brief history (general health and eye health) of the child, including family history
  • General external observation of the child’s eyes and surrounding structures
  • Ophthalmoscopic examination through an undilated pupil
  • Gross measurement of peripheral vision
  • Evaluation of eye coordination and function (alignment and motility)
  • Visual activity for each eye (separately)

State Statute (s.252.04) and School Immunization Requirements

 Immunizations are considered one of the greatest medical achievements for the 20th century. Vaccines prevent disease in people who receive them and protect those who come in contact with unvaccinated individuals. Diseases that once killed many children and adults are rarely seen today because of immunization. But these diseases are still around, especially in other parts of the world. Vaccination continues to be one of the most important things you can do to protect your child and yourself from dangerous disease 

The Williams Bay School District is requesting that parents follow the immunization guidelines set forth by the CDC and the State of Wisconsin.

  • All Children entering Williams Bay School District need to provide an updated immunization record.
  • In Progress or Compliancy is required by the state within 30 days of admission.
  • Religious or Personal Waiver may be applied in place of immunizations within 30 days of admission.

Important Links:

Below are links to the 2015-2016 Immunization and the Wisconsin State Statute 252.04 requirements for school age students.

Walworth County Public Health Immunization Clinics:

All clinics are held at Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services Center (Public Health/ East Entrance) W4051 County Road NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121.      The clinics are open to those who do not have insurance that covers vaccines and those who have Medicaid/ BadgerCare (the Forward Card).   Date  & Time 2nd Tuesday  3:00 – 6:00 PM 4th Tuesday 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

  • DTap, Tdap, Td, Polio, Hib, MMR, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, chickenpox (varicella), Rotavirus, Pneumonoccal Conjugate, HPV and Meningococcal are available. Must bring written immunization record to be eligible for vaccination. 
  • TB skin testing is available at Tuesday clinics. Must return in 48-72 hours to have skin test read. 
  • Spanish interpreters are available at all clinics. 
  • There is a small administration fee for those without insurance, no charge for Medicaid/ BadgerCare (the Forward Card). No one is denied vaccine supplied by the State of Wisconsin for failure to pay. 
  • Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian or have written permission for vaccination. 
  • No appointment is necessary. 

For questions and further information, please call the public health unit at 262-741-3140 or call toll free 800-365-1587 or email at walcoph@walworth.wi.us. 

What If ? Immunization Information Link: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4017.pdf

School Exclusions: 2016-2017
All students out of compliance with the Wisconsin State Immunization Law may be excluded from the Williams Bay School District on October 17, 2016.  A non-compliant student is one who is “behind schedule” for a required vaccine(s) or has no immunization record on file at school.  It is the parent’s obligation to provide immunization records to the school.  Immunizations can be obtained through your health care provider or the Walworth County Public Health Department.  

Student enrolled during the school year will have 30 days to become compliant with the Wisconsin State Immunization. Students not in compliance, may be excluded from school. 

To find out more about keeping your child healthy, look at our School Health Guidelines and things you can do to stay healthy if you're Sick of Being Sick.