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Students with special health concerns that may require accommodations are asked to contact the health office at (612) 668-3037, or stop by anytime during the school day. I look forward to working together to ensure your student has a healthy school experience.

Immunization / Shots: Each student must show proof of current immunization status, or have copies on file in the Health Office prior to the start of school unless the student claims exemption for medical reasons or the beliefs of the parent or guardian.  If you have questions call the Minneapolis HotShot Line at 612 668-0870.  For more information on which immunizations are required.

Emergency Referral Cards: It is extremely important to have updated emergency contacts for your student(s) includes names, addresses, work and home telephone numbers, clinic and hospital of choice. These cards should be given to homeroom teachers the first week of school and updated as needed.

Illness during school day: Students who become ill or injured during school hours should report to health office for evaluation. Parent/Guardian or emergency contact will be called if early dismissal is warranted.

A child should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had:

  • a fever of 100 degrees F or more in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • an undiagnosed skin rash
  • untreated head lice

Please notify the school if your child has a contagious condition like chicken pox, strep throat or head lice. 

Absences Due to illnesses: Healthy students are better learners. Students who are absent (5) consecutive school days are asked to bring a note from their health care provider upon return to school.  Call the attendance office number at 612 668-3130.

Early Release for Medical appointments: Whenever possible, please schedule appointments during non-school hours. All excuses for medical appointments are handled through attendance (West Office). A note written by parent/guardian should be given to the attendance staff.

Annual Health Information: Please complete the enclosed Annual Health Information form and return it to the school Health Office. 

Medication: Students needing to take prescription or over the counter medications (Tylenol, Ibuprofen etc.) during the school day, must have a consent form signed by their health care provider and parent/guardian on file in the Health Office.