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School Nurse

Welcome! 

My name is Lisa Burkhart, RN, and I serve as the District Nurse for the School District of Maple.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. I can be reached at (715) 364-2218 ext: 1403
I am available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15-3:15.  I can also be reached by email lburkhart@nw-tigers.org.

Cheryl Haworth, LPN, para educator assigned to Northwestern High School health office covers medical concerns throughout the district in my absence.  Cheryl can be reached at (715) 363-2434 ext: 2005 or via email chaworth@nw-tigers.org.

Amy Botten, CNA, para educator assigned to Northwestern Elementary School health office.  Amy can be reached at (715) 364-8465 ext: 1305 or via email abotten@nw-tigers.org.

Jan Bustrak, RN, assigned to Iron River Elementary School health office part-time and also subs in others school as needs arise.  Jan can be reached at (715) 372-4334 ext: 1501 & 1511

Please see medical forms link below to access all medical forms related to asthma, diabetes, allergy action plan, prescription medication and non-prescription medication.  Medical forms can also be obtained at your child's school.

Parents/guardians are requested to inform the school of any health problem and/or special health care procedures that need to be performed at school.  This will assist the school in developing a plan to best help the student meet his/her needs.

If your child has any of the following:
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Severe Allergies
  • Heart Conditions
  • Or any other condition that may require an emergency care plan or procedure during school hours
please contact me or the student's specific school to address planning needs. 

Enrollment and Emergency Information

It is important for us to reach you if your child is ill or injured at school. Please keep your contact information up to date on skyward including parent/guardian name with work, home, and cell phone numbers, along with two emergency contacts. (Please obtain permission from alternate contact people before placing their name as an emergency contact).  If you do not have access to a computer please request a paper copy at your student's school to fill out necessary contact information.  Also, please indicate any medical concerns the school should know about.  Call your child's school with any changes throughout the school year.

Health and Screening Programs

Physical Examinations:  Kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to have Physical, Dental, and Vision examinations prior to school entrance.  

Vision Screenings:  We provide vision screenings for 4k, K,1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 in the fall with the help our local Lions Club.  Screenings are also done at the request of a teacher or parent for all students throughout the school year.

Hearing Screenings:  We provide hearing screening for all Kindergarten students and as requested by teachers or parents.

Dental Program:  Seal-A-Smile Program provided by Superior Smiles from Northlakes Community Clinic

The program includes oral health education and dental supplies, oral health assessment by a licensed dental professional (Dental Hygienist or Dentist), fluoride varnish applications and dental sealants.

  • Every child is eligible for the program regardless of insurance
  • Superior Smiles will visit the school three times per year
  • A report will be sent home after each visit listing what services were provided
  • If decay is suspected a referral will be sent home with information stating what was found
  • Superior Smiles is working with the local community dentists to increase access for care to children with no dental home
  • Print a permission slip from forms section of this page
See http://northlakesclinic.org/superior-smiles-programs/ for more details.


Immunization Requirements:

Student Immunization Requirements
State law requires that all children attending a Wisconsin school be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, rubella, mumps and varicella. 

Minimum immunization requirements for attendance at Wisconsin public school: 
  • 4K: require (4) DTP/DTaP/DT, (3) Polio, (1) Measles, (1) Mumps, (1) Rubella (MMR), (3) Hepatitis B and (1) Varicella. 

  • Kindergarten through 12th grade:  require (4) DTP/DTaP/DT, (4) Polio, (2) Measles, (2) Mumps, (2) Rubella (MMR), (3) Hepatitis B and (2) Varicella. (1 Tdap vaccine is required prior to starting 6th grade).

  • Students entering 6th grade must also have (1) Tdap vaccine.

All students must have a varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or have reported having had the disease.  Students entering kindergarten, grades K-12 must have had (2) varicella immunizations. 

Immunization is a shared responsibility:
  • Parents are required to have their children immunized on schedule and keep accurate records.  These requirements can be waived only if a properly signed health, religious or personal conviction exemption is filed with the school.  If an outbreak of any vaccine-preventable disease occurs, students who are not fully immunized may be excluded from school to prevent spreading of the disease. 
  • School are required to keep records and review annually by the Immunization Law (5.252.05 Wis. Stats.)
  • When students do not meet the requirements of the law parents are notified by legal notice and may be excluded from school until they are in compliance with state laws.

Medication Policies and Procedures

Please give medications at home whenever possible. However, if medication is needed during the school day, the following is necessary.  All medications will be given in the health office.  

All medication forms can be downloaded below under medical forms or are available at your child's school.
  • Prescription Medications:
  1. Prescription medication form signed by health care provider (see below medical forms file).
  2. Parent/guardian signature giving consent to give medication.
  3. Medication in a properly labeled prescription bottle brought in by parent/guardian not student.
  4. All medication forms are available at your child's school or can be downloaded below under medical forms.

  •  Non-Prescription Medications

  1. Non-Prescription form filled out and signed by parent/guardian with instructions for school to give medication.
  2. Medication must be in the original container
  3. All medication forms are available at your child's school or can be downloaded below under medical forms.
Things to know about medications:
  • Students may not carry medication at school with the exception of prescription inhalers with doctor/parent permission.
  • Please deliver medication to the health office.  A parent/guardian must pick up medications by the last day of the school year.  They will not be given to the student to bring home.  If medication is not picked up by the last day of the school year we will properly dispose of them.
  • A new medication form is needed each time the medication is changed.
  • A new medication form is needed for each school year.

When should your child stay home because of illness or injury?

Fever:  Greater than 100 degrees.  Student must be fever free without the use of medications to lower fever for 24 hrs. before returning to school.
Vomiting:  Vomiting in the past 24 hours.
Diarrhea:  Diarrhea in the last 24 hours.
Rash:  Rash that is open and draining or ra rash with fever.
Contagious Disease:  Strep throat, impetigo, purulent pink eye-may return after 24 hrs. of treatment with antibiotic and 24 hrs fever free.
Nuisance Disease: Head lice/nits (must be treated and checked by the nurse before returning).

Important Information


Phone: (715) 364-2218 Ext: 1403

Available:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday




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