LINWOOD HEALTH OFFICE
The Health Office is a first aid station for ill or injured children during school hours. If you have any questions please contact the school health office at 651-982-1902.
Attendance Line: 651-982-1956.
A health record is kept for each child. It follows the child from Kindergarten through grade twelve. The health record is updated each year from the information on the emergency card. Please contact the school regarding special health problems.
ILLNESS AND INJURY
All injuries must be reported to a staff member, teacher, or the office. If medical attention is required, the office will follow the school's emergency procedures. If medical attention is not needed, the student will be treated and returned to class. A student who becomes ill during the school day should request permission from the teacher to go to the health office. The health office personnel will determine whether or not the student should remain in school or go home. No student will be released from school without proper parental/guardian permission, and parent/guardian must pick the child up at the office unless instructed differently.
The health office cannot serve as a substitute for the family doctor. Therefore, an ill child should not be sent to school to determine if the child is well enough to be in school. For the protection of your child and others, please do not send your child to school with these symptoms:
- head lice
- swollen glands
- diarrhea (within the last 24 hours)
- vomiting (within the last 24 hours)
- persistent cough
- fever of 100 degrees or higher (within the last 24 hours)
Minnesota State Immunization Law requires that a student be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella in order to enroll in school, allowing for certain legal exemptions. The school must have proof of the following immunizations: (The immunization date must include the month, day, and year.)
DTP or DtaP 5 doses
Polio 4 doses
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 dose
Hepatitis 3 doses
Varicella (chicken pox) 1 dose
No medications are given in school without written order from the doctor and parent/guardian permission. Authorization forms can be obtained from school or from the doctors' clinic. The medications must be in a prescription bottle accompanied by doctor's orders. It is better if parents/guardians can bring medication to school rather than sending it on the bus with the child. Parents/guardians should determine with their physician if the medication schedule can be adjusted to avoid administering medication during school hours. We do not encourage giving medication at school, unless absolutely necessary.
Any medications, prescription, or over the counter (including aspirin, non-aspirin products, etc.) cannot be dispensed without the physician's signed authorization along with a signed authorization from the parent/guardian.
Medication Authorization Form
Anytime your child needs medication administered in school:
Have authorization form completed and signed by the parent/guardian and the physician indicating the need, the amount, and the time the medication is to be administered in school.
The medication must be in the original bottle with the child's name and prescription in formation on the bottle (pharmacist will prepare two bottles). Over the counter medications ordered by a physician must be in the original container with the child's name.
Parents/guardians are responsible to keep track of medications that are given year round and to see that the supply is replenished.