To foster the growth, development, and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness in a safe supportive environment.


All students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.


Health Procedures – Nursing Department

Registered Nurses with the Rapid City Area Schools provide services throughout the district.  Nursing services may include:

  • Development of individualized health care plans to meet the needs of students with health concerns and daily medication administration.
  • Coordination of health screenings. Screenings may include but not limited to vision, dental, height, weight, body mass index and blood pressure.
  • Presentation of health topics and education to the students and staff
  • Assessment and monitoring of communicable diseases.
  • Enforcement of the state law and district policies regarding student’s immunizations.

Health Forms, Policies, and Immunization Requirements

Recommendations for Temporary Exclusion from School (Sick Day Guidelines)


School Nurse Contacts
Name Title Email
Aero Amo School Nurse - Stevens Email Aero
Alyssa Downey School Nurse - Robbinsdale & Grandview Email Alyssa
Heather Divan School Nurse - South Park & South Middle Email Heather
Merissa Gehm School Nurse - Rapid City High School Email Merissa
Julie Hofer School Nurse - NMS and Knollwood Email Julie
Kelsey Horton School Nurse Email Kelsey
Terra Lloyd School Nurse - Central Email Terra
Kerry Leighty School Nurse - Corral Dr & Southwest Email Kerry
Richard B. Pendleton School Nurse - Lincoln Email Richard
Amie Rose School Nurse - General Beadle and Horace Mann Email Amie
Justina Schmelz School Nurse - Valley View & East Email Justina
Charissa Shackleton School Nurse - Wilson & Rapid Valley Email Charissa
Jill Wilgers School Nurse - Pinedale & West Email Jill
Judie Amo Critical Care Nurse Email Judie