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Student Health Services

Child Health Insurance
Student Health Needs Support
Special Health Needs Procedures
Medication Administration in School
Student Immunization History Form

School Nurses:
Ms. Hahn - hahn@parnassusprep.com
Ms. Laxen - laxen@parnassusprep.com

Health Service Office Guidelines

The following guidelines briefly highlight the protocols practiced in the Health Service Office.The school nurse Ms. Hahn, is always available to consult with you should you have any questions or concerns. For a handy summary of these guidelines, please download the document below:

Health Services Office Guidelines


The use of specific, necessary medications during school hours will allow students to attend and remain in  school, and will facilitate a level of well-being that will enhance student participation in the classroom. The school nurse, in collaboration with the parent or guardian, will establish a medication administration plan for each student receiving medication. 

  • All medication, prescriptions and over the counter medications require a physician’s order and completed parental permission form. Without this, the medication is not given. 
  • All prescription medication must be labeled and in a current pharmacy bottle. 
  • All over the counter medication must be in the original packaging. 
  • Medications must be delivered to school by the parent, guardian or responsible adult. Students are not allowed to transport medication unless it is medically indicated and after consultation with the school nurse. 
  • All medication orders expire at the end of the school year. New medication orders are needed for the start of a new school year. 
  • Medications must be picked up at the end of the school year. Any remaining medication will be destroyed. 


Immunizations are a vital communicable disease control mechanism. In order for Parnassus Preparatory School to assure we protect our vulnerable students and to be in compliance with the Minnesota’s state required Immunization Statute [M.S.§121A.15 subd.1] all students must have an Immunization document on file.

How sick is too sick?

Parents may wonder whether they should send their child to school if the child has symptoms of illness or is being treated for an infection or communicable disease.  Also, the child may have sustained an injury which would preclude his being in school for his own safety and well-being.  At times, children will become ill or injured at school and parents will be contacted to take the child to a medical facility or home.

The following guidelines are consistent can help parents, caregivers, and school staff as they determine “how sick is too sick:”

  • Child  has  a  condition  that  requires  immediate  medical  diagnosis  or  intervention,  e.g.,  needs emergency dental care, sutures, bone-setting, or medical care.
  • Child needs ongoing supervision, above and beyond that normally provided in daycare or school, which cannot be managed in the routine setting.
  • Child is not able to function because of illness, e.g., fever, toothache, vomiting, loose stools, migraine headache.
  • Child has untreated pediculosis or scabies.
  • Child has an open, draining, infected skin lesion which cannot be covered with a protective barrier.
  • Child has a persistent, productive cough.
  • Child has an un-diagnosed rash.

Additionally, a child should not be sent to school if he or she poses a significant health risk to others in the normal course of the day in day care or school activities, such as in the following situations:
  • The child is in the infectious stage of a serious airborne transmitted communicable disease including, but not limited to, chicken pox, measles, mumps, pertussis, tuberculosis, or rubella
  • The child unable to hygienically manage bowel and/or bladder functions expected of his age and/or is in the infectious stage of an oral-fecal transmitted communicable disease (Hepatitis A, giardiasis, salmonella, shigella, rotovirus, and parasites)

Children may not be excluded from school when the risk of transmission of a communicable disease is non- existent in that setting or when transmission can be controlled through education of staff and child and the provision of readily available supplies to carry out hygiene measures.

 If your child shows signs of illness at the beginning of the school day, check her/his temperature.  Keep your child home if his/her temperature is 100 degrees F° or greater before use of fever reducing medication.  The child should not return to school until his/her temperature has been below 100 degrees F for 24 hours.

If your child has diarrhea or vomiting, he/she cannot return to school until 24 hours after it has stopped. 

Sending a sick child to school is hard on him and can expose others to contagious illnesses.  When a child has a communicable disease, the school office must be informed so that the parents of classmates can be notified. After beginning an antibiotic, your child must remain at home for a full 24 hours before he is considered non- contagious.

Parents, care providers, and school staff are encouraged to contact a health care professional for specific information and recommendation about the ill or injured child’s needs for exclusion from the setting and possible medical assessment and intervention.


Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 - 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Main Number: 763.496.1416
Fax Number: 763.898.3977
Bus Company (American Student Transporation): 763.425.2542
After Hours & Emergency:  763.691.9689
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext 247
Authorizer: Friends of Education
200 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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