Health & Wellness

Immunizations
All immunization records should be up to date prior to your child starting school. Click HERE to see a full list of required immunizations.

Illness
To prevent the spread of germs and illness, please keep your child home if they are sick. If your child comes to school sick, this increases the exposure to others and you will be called to pick up your child. Please be sure the school has at least two current phone numbers to reach you at during school hours. Keep your child home if they are experiencing any of the following:

Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or stomach ache

Fever (temp >99.6 degrees), chills body aches

Unusually tired, cranky, pale, no appetite

Runny nose, coughing, sneezing, sore throat

Red, painful eye with drainage 

COVID-19
Click HERE to access Wyandotte County's COVID information site. 

Free take-home COVID tests are available through the nurses' office. Please reach out to your school nurse or Chelsea Parr (913-422-7970) for assistance.


Tips to Stay Healthy

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  2. Get plenty of sleep.
  3. Drink plenty of water (8 glasses is recommended) each day.
  4. Eat healthy foods, including 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  5. Get 30-60 minutes of exercise each day.
  6. Stay up to date on vaccines and get a flu shot every year.

A Germ-Free Classroom

Minimizing the risk of illness is a healthy idea. Below are some ways to keep your classroom and school healthy, all year long. Educate your students and make them aware of their part and responsibility in helping keep your school environment and themselves healthy. Well-maintained schools not only minimize the spread of germs and illnesses but they also make students, school personnel and parents feel safe, valued and respected.

  • Always cover coughs and sneezes. Teach students to cough into their elbows.
  • Keep hands away from the eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wash hands often! Put sticky notes around to remind everyone. Students can police one another too!
  • Learn how to keep your mouth off the drinking fountain and these should be cleaned daily.
  • Don't share water bottles, hair brushes, or make up.
  • Exercise! It keeps the immune system healthy.
  • Sleep. Nothing cures and readies the body more than sleep.
  • Clean Desktops. Apparently desks are 400 times dirtier than toilet seats. Solution: Spend 10 minutes every Friday cleaning desks, pencil sharpeners
  • Backpacks. Have students wash their backpacks every weekend.

District Wellness Committee
The Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District is committed to providing a learning environment that promotes lifelong wellness practices. The USD 204 Wellness Committee meets throughout the year to generate new ideas that will further promote the district's Wellness Policy. Parents and community members are encouraged to join the Wellness Committee. If you'd like more information, contact Stefani Dreiling at [email protected] or
(913) 422-5600.


Building Contacts

Brittney Atwood, School Nurse for Bonner Springs High School
BSHS – 422-5121, ext 4005 | email: [email protected]

Jennifer Comer, School Nurse for Clark Middle School
CMS – 422-5115, ext 3108 | email: [email protected]

Ashley Wacker, School Nurse for Bonner Springs Elementary
BSE – 441-1777, ext 1308 | email: [email protected]

Kristi Flack, School Nurse for Delaware Ridge Elementary
DRE – 441-2126, ext 1505 | email: [email protected]

Cherie Coffman, School Nurse for Edwardsville Elementary
EDW – 422-4036, ext 1407 | email: [email protected]

Kimberly Bolewski, School Nurse for McDanield Preschool
McDanield – 422-9126 | email: bolewskik@usd204.net

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