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Health Office

Saint Paul Public Schools staff each School Health Office with a Licensed School Nurse. Some schools may also have a Health Assistant who works in the Health Office. 

Important Things To Remember

  • It is a Minnesota state law that all student's be up to date on their immunizations.  Student's entering the 7th grade must have a 2nd Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) booster, Hepatitis B series (this is a three shot series) and the varicella vaccination (chicken pox or history of disease).
  • All students must have a sports physical exam on file with the nurse in order to play sports. This is NOT the same as a well child check.  

Student Illness

Keep your child home if:

  • your child has a fever of 100°F or more, keep them home for 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal without using fever-reducing medication

  • your child has vomited one or more times, keep them home for 24 hours following the last episode

  • your child has diarrhea, is uncomfortable due to abdominal cramping, and needs to use the bathroom frequently, keep them home for 24 hours following the last episode

  • your child has a rash from an unknown or infectious cause, check with a health care provider before sending them to school

Immunization Requirements

State law (MS 121A.15) requires that each student in a Minnesota school be protected from childhood diseases by receiving immunizations. Parents/guardians may obtain a legal exemption for medical reasons or conscientious beliefs

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Are Your Kids Ready?

MDH Immunization Form

Medications at School

At some point your student may need to take medication during the school day. Saint Paul Public Schools require written parental authorization for any medication during the school day and health care provider authorization is required for medication taken for more than 2 weeks.

Medication Forms