Health Services

 jamie
Jamie Shypkowski, RN, RD, LSN
School Nurse
COVID Coordinator

jshypkowski@isd116.org
Elementary Health Office (218) 746-2062
Secondary Health Office  (218)746-2114



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COVID-19 Information

For the 2021-2022 school year, when in doubt in regards to your child’s symptoms, please keep them home to monitor due to concern for COVID-19. 

Recommended COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth & Child Care Programs

2021-22 Medication Permission Form

The above form should be used for prescription
or non-prescription medication.

Immunization Requirements

Immunization Exemption Form

Medication Procedures

Special Diet Statement
For Students with special diet requests, e.g. gluten free, lactose intolerant.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan


General School Guidelines for Illness:


Fever: greater than 100F, see COVID-19 resources for fever 100.4F or greater
Gastrointestinal Illness: (vomiting or diarrhea) – 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
COVID-19: exclude from school for 10 days from onset of symptoms after a positive test or 10 days from the date a positive test result collected if remains asymptomatic; return on day 11 if all symptoms improved and fever-free for 24 hours without medication.


Influenza: 24 hours after fever is resolved, improvement in symptoms, and the student is able to participate in routine activities; or duration as recommended by the provider. 


Strep Throat: 24 hours after the antibiotics are started and the fever is gone. 


Conjunctivitis: (pink eye) – 24 hours after antibiotics are started or reduction in drainage has occurred. 


Impetigo: 24 hours of treatment has been completed and sores are drying. 

Chicken Pox: Exclude from school until all sores are dry and crusted over, usually 6 days or longer.


Rash: If cause is not known, see a physician before sending to school. 


Ringworm: Exclude from school until treatment has begun; after return, lesions should be covered if possible, avoid close contact activities for 72 hours after starting treatment.



HEAD LICE PROCEDURE

Teachers may send a student to the nurse’s office for a scalp assessment if warranted. If nits or lice are observed, the student’s guardian will be contacted and they will be allowed to determine if they would like to have the student released or remain in school for the duration of the school day. Treatment is expected prior to return to school the following day. If there are two or more cases of head lice in an elementary classroom that have been observed through the health office, notification will be sent to the guardians of all students in the classroom. 

 


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