Health Alerts

The district nurses work in close partnership with the Polk County Health Department to conduct surveillance related to communicable illnesses and to minimize their impact on our school communities.

It is the practice of the Des Moines Public Schools to notify parents of significant illness trends or the presence of confirmed reportable communicable illnesses. Notifications usually are in the form of a letter home to parents or through postings on the district website.

If you have questions, please contact the Health Services Department at 242-7618.