SPPS has an important role to play in slowing the spread of this and other diseases and to help ensure students and staff have safe and healthy learning and working environments.
SPPS Health Start Clinics Open During Schools Closure
Health Start clinics at Gordon Parks High School (1212 University Ave. W.) and Harding High School (1540 6th St. E.) are now open. Health Start serves students ages 11 and up for urgent in-person mental health care, medication management for depression and anxiety, sexual health concerns, check-ups and vaccines, non-respiratory illness, injuries and asthma follow-up.
If you have respiratory symptoms, a fever or known exposure to coronavirus, we will refer you to affordable testing and care but will not see you in person.
Please call 651-793-2234 for an appointment or walk in for care.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Harding High School
Please call 651-778-2884 for an appointment or walk in for care.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday
We cannot test for the flu or COVID-19 at school sites.
New! Telehealth Line
Students ages 12-23 can get mental health counseling and essential medical assistance via phone by calling the telehealth scheduling line at 651-412-8445. The telehealth line will take calls from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This is a stressful time for students and families. Reach out to your school’s counselor or social worker for support for your child’s mental health and to be connected with community resources, where appropriate.
SPPS families and staff can call the mental health support line, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The phone number is 651-262-5858 and support is available in multiple languages.
- Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 hub
- Hand hygiene print materials (MDH)
- Hand hygiene curricula for students and adults (MDH)
- Stigma and Resilience (CDC)
- Schools/childcare mitigation guidelines (CDC)
- Youth/childcare decision tree for people with COVID-19 symptoms (MDH)
- People who are at higher risk for severe illness (CDC)
When should my student stay home from school?
A child should not come to school if they have or have had:
- A fever of 100 degrees F (orally) or higher in the past 24 hours WITHOUT fever-reducing medication
- Vomiting or recurring bouts of diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- An unexplained rash (check with your healthcare provider before sending the student to school).
Medication at School
If your student has medication or health office supplies at school, please contact your school health office staff to make arrangements to pick up or send home as needed. Health staff will also reach out to families to coordinate with iPad distribution when possible.