Mrs. Rachel Kumher, RN, Licensed School Nurse and Mrs. Lena Tollefson, LPN, Health Assistant
Meet your Health Office staff!
Hi, my name is Rachel Kumher. I am the new Licensed School Nurse /Registered Nurse for the Humbolt 21-22 School Year. This is my 5th year in the district. I graduated from Kent State University (in Ohio) in 1996, and since have worked in a variety of nursing settings including Med/Surg, ICU, Pediatrict ER, Homecare and Hospice. I am currently pursuing a Master's of Education degree with an emphasis on Mental Health of Students in Schools. I also have earned my national certification in school nursing. I live with my husband, two teenagers and many pets here in St. Paul. My hobbies include quilting, gardening, reading, and enjoying my family. I am so excited to join the Humbolt family. This is a great community and I look forward to serving you. The easiest way to reach me is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Lena Tollefson. I work as a health assistant LPN here at Humboldt Secondary. I have been an LPN for 13 years and recently joined SPPS last school year. My hometown is Saint Paul, Minnesota. I'm married and have three daughters. I like to garden and take my dogs on walks. I also love to cook and bake. I want to help others and keep everyone healthy. I love my job and look forward to connecting and helping students and families.
Covid-19 Vaccine Resources
Get your COVID Vaccine now! They are safe, free, and available locally.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102
- Free saliva testing.
- Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Schedule an appointment or walk in.
More information available from the Ramsey County Health Deptartment:
COVID-19 VACCINE INFO FOR PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS:
- Fact sheet (CDC). Explains the benefits of the vaccine for children, safety information, and what to expect during and after vaccination. LINK
- Web page (CDC). Provides info about the benefits of the vaccine for teens age 12 and older, how to find a vaccine, and what to expect during and after vaccination. LINK
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). LINK
- How does the vaccine work? Click on this LINK for more info!
VACCINE SITES AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
How to find a vaccine:
- Sign up for an appointment at a State Community Vaccination Site. Go to Vaccine Connector. Or walk in! Click on this LINK to see which sites accept walk-ins.
- Search for other vaccine providers (pharmacies, clinics, healthcare systems). Click on this LINK.
- Find a vaccine near you. You can sort by vaccine product. Click on this LINK.
- Find clinics through local public health departments. Click on this LINK.
HEALTH START CLINICS
The Humboldt Health Start Clinic opened its doors in October 1981. Health Start School-Based Clinics are wellness centers located in nine St. Paul High Schools. Our Health Start Clinic at Humboldt provides the following wellness services for all Humboldt and OWL students:
- Medical Care
- Wellness visits and sports physicals
- Help with ongoing things like asthma
- An easy place to get immunizations
- Support with new health concerns
- Nutrition Counseling
- Weight management
- Sports nutrition or fitness planning
- Prenatal support and nutrition
- Food access problems
- Health Education
- Answers to personal questions
- Help wit future-focused decision-making
- Skills for better sleep, stress management, and relaxation
- Plans for quitting smoking, drugs, alcohol or other addictions
- Mental Health Counseling
- Mental Health Assessment
- Depression and suicide prevention
- Trauma recovery
- Someone to talk to about worries
The serve all students regardless of family income, insurance or ability to pay. They strive to help students meet their academic potential and leave school ready to flourish. Their school-based clinic has been proven to minimize absence, support achievement and teach youth how to care for their health. They are equipped with professional staff that strives to provide young people equitable access to wellness all while providing confidential care.
The clinic serves as a place for students to learn how take responsibility of their own care. Students are able to make their own appointments, ask questions and discuss concerns knowing that their privacy will be respected.
The Health Start Clinic is located across from the to the Humboldt Health/Nurse Office.
Hours: 8:30 – 3:00, Monday – Friday
- Medical Care
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED MORE VACCINES FOR SCHOOL?
Most students entering 7th grade will need more immunizations. Please contact the Health Office staff at 651-888-7637 with questions.
St. Paul Public Schools District Health Information
More information can be found here:
Have you had your flu shot? Ha recibido la vacuna contra la gripe?
From the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
flu shot more important than ever as flu and SARS-CoV-2 co-exist this season.
Help protect vulnerable populations and reduce the burden of respiratory illnesses and hospitalizations during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Read the full article HERE