Medication(s) Taken in School – Orders & Administration
Per MPS policy, health 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
- 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.
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
- Please call the attendance line at 612-668-3765 when your student(s) will be absent. When you call, please state the name of your student, their grade, their classroom number, and 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 to complete the request for excused absence in advance you’re your student(s). Click on the link for the appropriate form.
- 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.
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 immunizations are needed for school.