100 N. Kane Street
Burlington, WI 53105
DIRECTOR & DISTRICT SCHOOL NURSE Jessica Polcyn RN, BSN
SCHOOL NURSE & SCHOOL AGE PARENTS Lori Sanchez RN, BSN
Welcome to the Burlington Area School District Health Services Department!
We recognize that optimal health is essential for proper development and learning. Therefore the mission of our department, consistent with the District's mission, is to enable children and staff to reach and/or maintain their level of optimal health and wellness. This will be accomplished through the provision of health services, health education, and striving for a healthy environment by our staff of 2 Registered Nurses and 7 Health Aides.
The Health Aides assist the district nurses in the care of your children. The Health Aides are not registered or licensed nurses. They are certified in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillation, and have years of experience in dealing with the health concerns of school age children. They care for children who become ill or injured at school. The ill or injured student is referred to the health room. observed and given first aid if necessary. If the child is too ill to remain in school, the parent is notified. Please ensure your emergency information is current. If urgent medical attention is necessary, the physician and /or rescue squad may be called.
All schools have a designated health room. Below are the schools, grades, and the health aide assigned to each school.
- Burlington High School Grades: 9-12 Aide: Linda Londre
- Karcher Middle School Grades: 7-8 Aide: Bonnie Crist
- Dyer Intermediate School Grades: 5-6 Aide: Sharon Johnson
- Cooper Elementary Grades: EC-4 Aide: Deb Jelinek
- Lyons Elementary Grades: 4K-4 Aide: Jane Doody
- Waller Elementary Grades: EC-4 Aide: Bev Edwards
- Winkler Elementary Grades: 4K-4 Aide: Cheryl Williams
Life -Threatening Allergies
The Burlington Area School District, in accordance with section 118.2925 of the Wisconsin state law, has stock Epinephrine in all schools. This emergency medication is to be used for a student or staff member experiencing Anaphylaxis.
A School Nurse provides annual education and training to designate School personnel on Anaphylaxis; definition, symptoms, triggers, and the administration of an Epinephrine auto injector. Dr. Michelle Wagner, BASD Medical Advisor, has approved and signed standing orders for administration of Epinephrine by school personnel.
Epinephrine Auto Injectors with 0.15mg & 0.3mg are located in those schools with students in Early Childhood Programs – Grade 6.
Epinephrine Auto Injectors with 0.3mg are located in those schools with students in Grade 7- 12.