Mandy Svoboda 

Mid Rivers Elementary School Nurse

636-474-3608 clinic
[email protected]

  • The Role of the School Clinic

    Welcome to the Mid Rivers Elementary Clinic!  Our primary role is to strengthen and assist the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of our students. We work to meet the medical, developmental, social, financial, emotional, and other daily health needs of the students in order to promote academic success and hopefully, life-long achievement. Please contact us with any questions!  We are happy to assist you.


  • Should My Child Take a Sick Day?

  • It’s almost time for the bus to arrive, and my child is complaining of not feeling well. What should I do? 

    Knowing when to send your child off to school and when to keep him/her home can be a tough judgment call. A few guidelines can help if you are wondering how sick is too sick for school. You should consider keeping your child home if any of the following symptoms are observed:

    • Diarrhea 
    • Repeated vomiting 
    • Fever (see note below) 
    • A severe sore throat 
    • Wheezing/difficulty breathing
    • Redness/discharge from the eye
    • Uncontrolled or severe coughing
    • Skin problems:  rashes of unknown origins  

    All student absences should be verified by calling into the office. Please inform the school if your child has a communicable illness, such as strep throat, influenza, etc.! 

    Note on Fevers:
    A student with a body temperature of 100.0 or above and who has additional indications of illness will be sent home. The district recommends that a student with a fever of 101.0 and above remain out of school for 24 hours after fever returns to normal.



    What if My Child Needs to Take Medication at School?

  • The school district recognizes that some students may require medication for chronic and short-term illnesses during the school day to enable them to remain in school and participate in their education. Please read the FZ medication administration guidelines.