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Absences

It is important to report your child's absence each day your child is absent from school. Please call the school's attendance line and report your child's:

  • Name
  • Grade
  • Nature of why they are absent (ill, appt, out of town etc)
  • If your child has symptoms of, or has been diagnosed with, any communicable diseases (influenza, chicken pox, strep throat etc) please convey that information to the health staff.
  • Please see the attendance policy regarding excessive illness absences.

 

Back to School 2017-2018

The Minnesota School Immunization Law requires that all students are current with certain immunizations before starting school unless there is a medical or conscientious exemption on file. The immunization dates or exemption information must be given to the school health office before the first day of school

 

Students will not be able to attend school as of 09/11/2017 if they are not in compliance. If students arrive at school, a parent/guardian will be called to pick them up.

 

Immunizations: 

District 833 provides Health Services personnel to dispense medications that are required during the school day. The following links provide further information as well as the necessary forms to be completed by parent and health care provider.

Medication Forms:

 

The district's Health Services department provides:

  • Care for students with illness, injuries and chronic health conditions
  • Medication administration
  • Immunization review and compliance monitoring
  • Health appraisals and review of findings
  • Implementation of health accommodations
  • Creation and implementation of individualized health plans and emergency care plans
  • Care coordination with parents and health care providers
  • Specialized nursing procedures to students with medical needs
  • Prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Teaching of health issues in the classrooms
  • Staff education
  • Networking with community health agencies
  • Assistance in maintaining and improving an environment that enhances learning.