Health Office Information

Helping students learn to stay healthy

Welcome to the Pierce health office. 

The office is staffed by a school nurse, Catie Woodward, and a full time health secretary, Deb Palmer. Catie is typically at Pierce on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a school nurse is available to us by phone at any time. Deb is in the health office every day from 8:30 to 4:00.

When a student comes to the health office their complaint or need is documented. Depending on the student's need their temperature may be taken. If the student has a temperature greater than 100.4 the parent will be called to take the student home. The student may return to school when they are fever free without the assistance of medicine. If the student does not have a fever the health secretary or nurse may have the student rest 10-15 minutes and then have the student return to class. The parent may be contacted if their student comes to the clinic several times or if there is a question or concern. Parents and students are encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns. You may call the health office directly at 319-558-2762 or e-mail: