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

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

  • 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 an order)
      • EpiPen’s – (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

Common illnesses 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. 

Commonly Used Forms

Commonly Used Forms

Click on the above link to download the following commonly used forms:

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

Attendance

•Please call the attendance line at 612-668-3765 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.

•We ask that you call each day that your student(s) are absent, even if it is for the same reason, in the same week.

•If you have a pre-planned vacation, we ask you complete the request for excused absence in advance you’re your student(s).  Click on the link for the appropriate form. https://hale.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/request_for_excused_absence.doc  It can be turned in to the office once complete.  

•If you have any other questions or concerns regarding attendance or need assistance with attendance/truancy letters; please contact our Social Worker, Julie Peterson, at ext. 8-3769.

Immunizations

In order to attend 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 for more details on what is required. Immunizations Needed for School