• Mission: The mission of Health Services is to create and sustain a school health system that promotes and supports student achievement, health and well being.

    Staffing: The model of health services in St. Louis Park Public Schools uses a combination of Licensed School Nurses (LSN) and Health Aides Health Aides serve as school nurse extenders by supporting the nurse in the health office performing health office clerical functions, caring for ill and injured students, and carrying out delegated nursing activities performed under the LSN’s license (such as giving medications and/or nursing procedures).

    Specific responsibilities include:
     
    Licensed School Nurse
    Provides nursing treatments
    Medication delegation, administration & supervision
    Assesses health status and plans for students
    Provides health education
    Provides health consultation to students and staff
    Provides referrals to community resources

    Health Aide
    Provides first aid to students and staff
    Administers medication (under the direction of the LSN)
    Assists with vision screening
    Processes immunization records
    Maintains Health Records
     
     
     
    It’s important for students to stay home when they are ill to keep our school community healthy and the students being the best learners possible. Please note the following information that will help you make the decision about when your student needs to stay home or is able to attend school.

    Students are to stay home for any of the following:

    - Fever of 100 degrees or more. Stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of fever reducing medication.
    - Vomited or had diarrhea. Stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
    - Any uncontrolled cough.
    - Rash for which the cause is not known. Check with your family physician/clinic before sending the student to school.
    - Any illness that keeps your student from learning. Keep the student at home and call the school attendance line to report the illness.
     
    ***To report your student absent please call 952-928-6507, leave your students name, teacher name and reason for absent after the tone.