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Data Collection

School Nurse Data Collection

The Wisconsin School Health Services Report survey is designed to collect annual school nursing and health services data from each school district in order to develop a cumulative statewide picture of school health services. The 2020-2021 school year has been unprecedented. The COVID-19 pandemic forced school districts to make decisions regarding their format of instruction (virtual, in person, hybrid). Many school districts offered multiple options and many switched formats during the school year.

Delivery models for school health services for those providing in person instruction were changed to adapt to the needs for COVID screening, testing, quarantine and isolation while still providing for first aid, medication administration, health care procedures, health education, and mental/emotional health support. For those districts providing primarily virtual instruction, school health services also pivoted and adapted to meet the needs of students and families.

While the health services provided this year may be different, it remains important to collect school health data. Therefore, the data points for the 2020-2021 survey have been adjusted to fit these pandemic circumstances. Data collection amidst the pandemic will provide the Department of Public Instruction, state, and national stake holders with information regarding the delivery of health services to Wisconsin’s public and private school children. When high percentages of school districts submit data, it provides a snapshot of the health care needs of our state’s school-age children. This information is important in advocating for school health services to keep students safe, healthy, and ready to learn!

This report is strictly voluntary. Data is entered once per school district. Private or charter schools are invited to submit data if it is not already part of an aggregated district. No personally identifiable information is collected. Only one person from each district should total and submit data for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact information for this individual is for follow-up only. Please note the definition related to each data point/question. Correctly reporting data insures validity and increases its usefulness in accurately representing Wisconsin School Health Services.

Please submit district data by August 15, 2021 by clicking on the link below. It is recommended you print out a copy (template) of the report and fill in the information before clicking on the link to enter the data. Once you begin entering data each completed page is automatically saved, so if you must return to complete data entry at another time you may do so without starting over if you use the same computer or device if you have not deleted the cookies in your browser. You can re-enter the report by clicking the same link that brought you here. You will also receive copies of your response with a "retake link" at the bottom. You may use that retake link to re-enter the survey at any time to update responses.

 If you have not collected the information or do not have access to the data please advance to the next section and complete the parts you are able to complete.

For questions about this information, contact Louise Wilson (608) 266-8857