Health Conditions

Healthcare Resources

Illness & Communicable Disease

Immunization Information

Taking Medication at School

Helping students be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Doyle Admin Building
545 W. Dayton St.
Madison WI 53703
Fax: (608) 204-0349
Sally Zirbel-Donisch
Sally Zirbel-Donisch, MS, RN, CPNP
Health Services Coordinator
Office: 608-663-8427
Email Sally
Lynne Svetnicka
Lynne Svetnicka, MS, RN, CPNP
Lead Nurse
Office: 608-663-8424
Email Lynne
Sara Parrell
Sara Parrell, MS, RN
Lead Nurse
Office: 608-442-2170
Email Sara
Cynthia Ramsfield
Cynthia Ramsfield
Program Assistant
Office: 608-663-8437
Email Cindy

Concussion Management Plan

MMSD is committed to providing students who have sustained a concussion assistance with transitioning back to school and school associated activities by utilizing Return to Learn and Return to Play Protocols. 

Management of Concussion in the School Setting


Important information for parents of Middle and High School Students

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What is the role of the school nurse and nurse's assistant?

The School Nurse is responsible for coordinating and managing the health needs of individual students during the school day, as well as promoting health and safety for all students at their school. Nurses provide direction, training, and delegation to the Nurse's Assistants. 

Nurse's Assistants care for ill and injured students, complete clerical work, and carry out delegated nursing activities (such as the giving of medications) under the  direction and supervision of the School Nurse. 

The Health Services Coordinator supervises and evaluates the care given by RNs and NAs. Working closely with other MMSD administrators and community partners, she is responsible for Health Services program planning, quality assurance, staffing, and responding to crises. She is assisted by School Nurse Leaders who provide program and clinical support to school nurses and nurse’s assistants across the district.

List of all School Nurses Phone and Fax Numbers