Health Services

Staff

For questions or inquiries, please contact the school office

Medications

In accordance with the MN Department of Health recommendations, the school will administer medications to students under these circumstances:
 
  • The school will NOT PROVIDE any medication to students. This includes Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, and cough drops.
  • All medication must be in the original, labeled container.
  • Prescription medications require both a parent/guardian and health care provider's signature on the "Medication Authorization" form.
  • Non-prescription medications require a parent/guardian's signature on the "Medication Authorization" form Parent/guardians are encouraged to bring medication to the school office. If this is not possible, a parent/guardian should contact the school to set up an alternative plan.
  • Students are NOT allowed to carry or self-administer medications unless an exception is made and a written plan is agreed upon between the school office and the parent/guardian.
  • Students are allowed to carry an inhaler and/or epi-pen when the following criteria have been met:
  • The school receives annual written permission from the student's parent and health care provider to allow self-administration of the inhaler and/or epi-pen.
  • The inhaler is properly labeled for the student.
  • Successful completion of an assessment of the student's knowledge and skills to safely use and possess an inhaler in the school setting done by the school nurse.

To Send or Not to send

A student should be excluded from school with any of the following conditions:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more - the student should stay home for 24 hours after his or her temperature returns to normal.
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea - the student should stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
  • Undiagnosed Rash - the student should see a health care provider before returning to school. A note from the health care provider stating the student is not contagious may be required before the student is allowed to return to school.
  • Illnesses - Please see the Illnesses page for exclusion from school requirements for each specific illness.

 

Immunizations and Forms

According to MN Statute 121A.15, any student enrolled in an elementary or secondary school in Minnesota must be up-to-date with his/her immunizations. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from school. If you chose to conscientiously object, a notary signature is required on the:
What immunizations does my child need? A schedule of required immunizations can be found here:
New for 2015-2016 school year:
  • 7th graders are required to receive: Meningococcal and Tdap vaccines.
  • Kindergarteners must have the following series completed: Polio, DTaP, Hep B, MMR, and Varicella.
  • Pre-K required to receive: Hepatitis A series and Hepatitis B series.

Note: MDH = Minnesota Department of Health

Vision and Hearing

Students will be screened in the following grades: 1, 3, 5, and 7. If a student does not pass the initial screen, a re-screen will be performed by the school nurse. If the student fails the re-screen, a referral notice will be sent to the parent/guardian. If you do not wish to have your child screened, please contact the school office. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the screening process, please contact the school office.

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