Health Services

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 2019-2020

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 09/09/2019 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:

We believe that healthy students are better learners. 


 What is health services?
The primary goal of health services is to eliminate/minimize health related barriers to learning. To accomplish this, health services staff, as part of the school team, strives to:

Promote student and staff wellness.
Provide skilled nursing.
Protect students' well being.
Enhance healthy behaviors.
Encourage self-care.
Assess and communicate student health concerns through referral to parents/guardians.
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.
It is the responsibility of the parent/ guardian to notify the appropriate school staff of any medical condition that may impact the health or safety of their child during the school day or in school activities.


 Licensed School Nurses (LSN) are Registered Nurses (RNs) who have at minimum a baccalaureate degree and are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing in Public Health and also licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education in School Nursing. LSNs support student learning by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health and safety as well as provide direct nursing care. They are responsible for coordinating and managing the health needs of individual students during the school day.
Health Care Specialists (HCS) are Registered Nurses (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)  that assist the LSN in implementing and achieving the goals of school nursing and are able to provide daily skilled nursing care in caring for students during the school day.
Health Assistants (HA) assist the LSN in implementing and achieving the goals of school nursing in our schools daily. They care for ill and injured students and carry out delegated nursing activities under LSN supervision.