Immunizations: Immunizations are an important part of maintaining your child's health. The state requires several immunizations that need to be completed before your child starts kindergarten. If your child has a medical concern (Medical Exemption) or you conscientiously object to obtaining the required immunizations (Conscientious Objection), a physician-signed statement or notarized signature is required to be completed and on file. If you have any questions about your child's immunization status, please speak with their doctor or the building nurse as soon as possible.
Free immunizations are available at the Northwest Immunization Clinic, located in the same building as our Enrollment Center (7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center). Please call 763-585-7361 to schedule an appointment.
Emergency Cards: The information you provide on your child's Emergency/Health form for school is extremely important in case we need to contact you. Please include at least two additional emergency contacts that may be contacted in the event you, the parent, cannot be reached. It is important that the phone numbers you provide are current and that your relatives/friends are aware that you included them on your child's emergency sheet. Please report changes in phone numbers to the office as they occur.
Medication in School: All medications will be safely and securely stored in the Health Office for your child. Per district policy, any medications to be given during the school day (over-the-counter and prescription medications) require:
- Medication order by a licensed provider for any medication administered while at school
- Signed parent consent to administer the prescribed medication
- Medication supplied in the original container with correct label information (a second labelled bottle can be requested at your pharmacy for school use for prescription medication).
Please make sure all medications are current by checking expiration dates on all medications left at school. Medication permission forms are available in the Health Office.
Illness: Please keep your child home if they display the following symptoms. Students must be symptom-free for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
- Fever 100 degrees or higher
- Colds or coughs that prevent your child from fully participating in school
- Any contagious disease (strep, chicken pox, pink eye, influenza, etc.) Please alert the Health Office if your student has one of these diseases.
- If antibiotics are started as a treatment for strep throat, the student needs to have been on medication for 12 hours before returning to school. If a throat culture is taken for strep throat, please keep your child home until the official results are known (including the 24 hour culture).
Please bring to our attention any special health needs that your child may have, such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, heart conditions or life-threatening allergies. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's health, medications or other health-related issues, please call Nurse Melissa at 763-549-2401.