Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Brittany Engel, and I am a registered nurse. I am very excited and honored to work for the Altoona school district.

I am interested in any concerns you may have regarding your child. I am also interested in your input on how the school health program could improve. I look forward to health promotion projects and collaborating, identifying, and providing for the individual health needs of students.

My goal is to work with students, staff, parents, and the community so students can be healthy learners. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

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Procedures related to absences due to illness:

All absences related to illnesses including fever above 100.4, vomiting, diarrhea, or COVID-19, are all considered excused-illness for attendance. We ask that if your student is ill, they stay home, until they are 24 hours since last episode (fever, vomiting, and diarrhea), without the use of medications, and that they are feeling better.  

At any time if your student goes to the doctor for medical appointments including for any of the above listed symptoms, as well as strep throat, pink eye, medical appointments for the dentist, therapy appointments etc, we ask that your student brings a doctor's note back to school. When your student brings a doctor's note back, that will mark that absence as an excused-medical appointment. When having a doctor's appointment note, it will not go towards the 10 days of excused absences a year. If your student does not have a doctor's note for appointments it will be considered excused appointment, if your student don't have a doctor's note for illnesses, it will be considered an excused illness.

If the school sends your student home for fever (100.4), vomiting, diarrhea, or pink eye, this will be considered a no-count illness, and does not go towards the 10 excused absences a year, either. 

Each student is allowed 10 days of excused absences, whether this be for illnesses or personal absence excuses per year, per state statute, Wis. State. sec. 118.15(3) exceptions to compulsory school attendance.

Please always call the absentee line for the school in which your student attends, and let them know why your student is going to be absent for the day.
Elementary School - 715-839-6095 option #4
Intermediate School - 715-839-6095 option #3
Middle School - 715-839-6095 option #2
High School - 715-839-6095 option #1

updated January 2024