Fall Health Office Update
Monday, September 10, 2012 6:10 AM



·       If your child needs any medication during the school year, (even an over-the-counter medication) we must have a signed medication order from a doctor (or health care provider) with a parent signature on it too. 

·       7th and 8th graders can self-medicate IF they have a signed consent form on file in the health office.  The form is on Lake Harriet’s Health Service website. 

·       If you child has vomited in the past 24 hours, (or had a fever or diarrhea) he/she must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode or when the fever returns to normal without the benefit of Tylenol or Motrin.  If your child comes to school and reports that he/she vomited, had diarrhea or a fever the night before, we are obligated to call home and keep him/her in the health office until you can pick him/her up. 

·       There are no extra clothes kept at the Upper campus.  The Lower campus could use some gently used girls and boys pants, (especially neutral color, elastic waist band sweat pants but pink is ok).  Lower Parents; please wash and return “loaners” if your child comes home in different clothes.  (If your child has “accidents”, please provide an extra set of clothing to be kept at school).

·       For students with life threatening allergies or asthma, we will continue with our new Health Office practice of obtaining updated medical orders the spring before the upcoming new school year in the fall.  Please plan to bring your student in for his/her annual check-up and updated orders around spring break time. J

·       What generates a phone call or e-mail home?  Anything out of the ordinary.  Anything that is minor or resolves during a health office visit will not be communicated.

·       Communicable disease notices will be sent home via e-mail again this year.  Parents please keep your child’s teachers and the main office updated with current e-mail addresses.  (Please let your child’s teacher know if you would prefer a hard copy).

·       Emergency contacts are used in loco parentis.  It is critical to keep contact information current with the main office. 

·       If a case of lice occurs in your child’s classroom, long hair should be tied up for 3 weeks.  Please go to Lake Harriet’s Health Service website for valuable information on lice treatment. 

Feel free to call the Health Office with any questions. 

Kathy Frey, School Nurse, RN, LSN- Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ Upper, Tuesday and Thursday @ Lower

Kathy Pressnall, LPN- Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ Lower, Tuesday and Thursday @ Upper

UC phone: 612-668-3315, fax: 612-668-3320

LC phone: 612-668-3222. fax: 612-668-3220

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.  Herophilus