Optimum health is essential for learning!
The goal of the ISD #77 Health Services Team is to promote optimum health as the foundation for learning for all school aged children.
The Mankato Public Schools Health Services Team includes:
- Licensed School Nurses
- Building Health Assistants
- Health Secretaries
The team is committed to providing the services needed so students are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
- Licensed School Nurses strive to advance partnerships with students, parents/guardians, families, school staff, community resources and health care providers in order to provide students with consistent school management of their health care needs. Licensed School Nurses are an important part of the Student Support Services Teams in the school buildings.
- Health Assistants work in the school health offices and are under the direct supervision and direction of the Licensed School Nurses and building principals. The Health Assistants administer daily medications and treatments for students as prescribed by health care providers and as communicated by the Licensed School Nurse. Health Assistants communicate with parents/guardians, provide limited daily first aid and emergency care to students.
- Health Secretaries work with the Licensed School Nurses and Health Assistants to maintain accurate and up to date records of immunizations, health conditions and medication administration forms for students at all of the public and non-public schools.
All of the Health Service Team Members strive to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students. We partner with parents and students by requesting that they keep us informed of any known health conditions that may result in an emergency or require assistance during the school day
In the case of serious or life threatening emergencies, 911 will be called. Whenever possible the parent/guardian will be notified by phone. If parent/guardian cannot be reached, the emergency contact person listed on the annual health census form will be contacted.
Students that need medication at school, prescription or non-prescription, must be administered according to the school district medication administration policy. Parents must bring properly labeled medication containers to the school and have a Consent Form for the Administration of Medication During the School Day completed and signed by parent/guardian, health care provider (prescription medication) and the Licensed School Nurse in order for their child to receive medication at school.
If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student is instructed to obtain a hall pass from the classroom teacher to the Health Service Office for assistance and further evaluation. If it becomes necessary for the student to leave school, Health Service Staff will contact parent/guardian in order for the student to be excused. Students leaving the building without parent/guardian permission will be considered unexcused.
If student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home until they have been fever free without use of medication for 24 hours. If a student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after their last episode. If student has any rash that may be disease-related or you do not know the cause, check with your physician before sending the student to school. If student is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness. If student has a harsh cough that keeps him/her awake at night or interrupts other students, consider keeping at home.
The Health Services team works to optimize student health and promote consistent student school attendance in order to maximize student learning and school success.
Flu Information for Families
Flu Information for Families - English
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Terri Helland, RN, Licensed School Nurse
|location||health assistant||email address|
|Bridges Elementary School||Tammy Hayes, Health Assistant, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eagle Lake Elementary School||Mary Drummer, Health Assistant, RNemail@example.com|
|Franklin Elementary School||Angie Weier, Health Assistant, LPNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hoover Elementary School||Michal Blasing, Health Assistant, LPNemail@example.com|
|Jefferson Elementary School||Vicki Nessler, Health Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kennedy Elementary School||Brittinni Lockwood, Health Assistant, LPNemail@example.com|
|Monroe Elementary School||Madeline Veroeven, Health Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roosevelt Elementary School||Becky Lawrence, Health Assistantemail@example.com|
|Rosa Parks Elementary School||Deb Baumgartner, Health Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Washington Elementary School||Rose McGregor, Health Assistant, RNemail@example.com|
|Dakota Meadows Middle School||Kasey Carstensen, Health Assistant, LPNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prairie Winds Middle School||Marnie Kortuem, Health Assistant, LPNemail@example.com|
|East High School||Stacie Brinkman, Health Assistant, LPNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|West High School||
Katie Orchard, Health Assistant, RN
|Melissa Vaubel, Health Assistant, LPN|
|Resource Health Assistant||
Jasmine Grams-Haugesag, Health Assistant, RN
|Resource Health Assistant||Melanie Clintsman, Health Assistant, LPN|
Below you will find care plans and forms. Please return to the school nurse when completed.
Allergy Emergency Care Form
Allergy Emergency Medication Consent Form
Generic Health Condition
Health Census Form
Immunization Record Form
Consent for Administration of Medication Form
Seizure Plan Form
Seizure Medication Consent Form