Health Office
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Medication(s) Taken in School – Orders & Administration

Per MPS policy, health office staff cannot administer any medications (even over the counter medications) without orders from a licensed health care provider.

  • In order for medication to be given during school hours:
    • The medication order must be signed by your child's health care provider
    • The order must also be signed by the parent/guardian
    • The medication must be in the original pharmacy labeled container
    • Medications include but are not limited to:
      • Inhalers – (we accept the Asthma Action Plan as the order)
      • EpiPens – (We accept the Anaphylaxis Action Plan as an order)
      • Medications that need to be taken daily at school
      • Over the counter and as-needed medications 
  • Please never hesitate to give us a call if you have ANY questions about medications!

 

Communicable Illness in Schools

A few of the more common illness we see:

  • Strep throat
  • Influenza
  • Head Lice
  • Pink Eye

Please call the Health Office to let us know if your child is diagnosed with any communicable illness (or head lice) so that we can accurately keep track of all diagnosed cases of communicable illness. 

How we notify Hale families:

  • We will send out an email via School Messenger when there has been a confirmed case of strep, influenza, or head lice 
  • Please know that the email simply lets you know that one child in the class was diagnosed with that particular illness. It does not mean the illness is going around the classroom.
  • The emails are CLASSROOM specific. Not GRADE specific.
  • Other emails from Health Office staff may be sent out, depending on the level of severity of the illness.

Commonly Used Forms

Click on this link to download these commonly used forms:

  • Medication Consent Form
  • Annual Health Information Form
  • Immunization Documentation Form
  • Physical Exam Form

Attendance Line: 612-668-3765   If your child will be absent:

•Please remember to call when your student(s) will be absent. When you call please state the reason for your student(s) being absent; ill, family emergency, vacation, etc.
•Note: we ask that each day they are absent, you call in. Even if it is for the same reason, in the same week.
•If you have preplanned vacation(s) for your student please fill out form for Excused Absences
•Any other in depth questions about attendance/truancy letters; please speak with our Social Worker, Julie Peterson, at ext. 8-3769

 

Immunizations Needed for School

To go to school in Minneapolis, students must prove that they are up to date with their immunizations or that they are exempt from the requirements for medical reasons or the beliefs of the parent/guardian.  Click on the link above for more details on what is required.