Nurse News


Indian Woods Health Office 

Nurse Cate Short, RN BSN



If your student has a significant health condition OR will need emergency medication for conditions such as seizures, food allergies, or asthma please contact the nurse as we will need specific information on your student.

If your student has a daily scheduled medication, we ask that all morning medications are administered PRIOR to school. If your student needs a lunch time medication, please contact the nurse to set up a scheduled time to come in and complete medication administration procedures prior to the first day of school.

Students must take medication in the nurse’s office. EpiPens and inhalers may be self-carried with a physician’s signature. Please submit the relevant form to the nurse.

Medication Permission Form

Medication Permission Form – Spanish

Self-carry Permission Form

Self-carry Permission Form – Spanish



Check the status of your student’s immunization record by logging into your family Skyward account. We will be sending out information regarding any missing student immunizations. If your student has recently received immunizations, please send a copy to

Incoming 7th grade students are required to have updated Tdap, Hepatitis A and Meningococcal immunizations. Students must receive those immunizations by the Tuesday after Labor Day or they will be excluded, meaning they CANNOT attend school until they have the required immunizations.

These clinics have walk-in hours and offer immunizations.

Health Partnership Clinic -- 913-648-2266

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment -- 913-826-1261


COVID - 19

Report only students who have tested positive for COVID-19 (PCR or rapid home test) to Nurse Cate Short 913-993-0627 or

SMSD guidance for exclusion is to stay home for 5 days from the onset of symptoms or positive test. Count that as day 0. Students may return on day 6. It is recommended that students wear a mask from day 6-10, but that is not required.

For more district related COVID-19 information, please visit the following website:



In order to continue to track influenza activity in our school, please email the school nurse following a positive test. 

Persons testing positive for influenza need to be out of school for five days from the start of symptoms AND fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.



You can view exclusion requirements for a variety of illness by clicking here

Remember these everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses!

•             Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•             Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

•             Stay home when you are sick.

•             Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue     in the trash.

•             Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

•             Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

•             If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.


Thanks for your help in keeping our students and staff safe and healthy!

Indian Woods Middle School

Phone: 913-993-0607