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    Welcome to the Capitol Hill Health Office

     

    COVID TESTING FOR STUDENTS

    MDH announced a recommendation for all school-age youth returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.

    Resources for testing are available on COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families .

    Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.

  • Saint Paul Public Schools staff each School Health Office with a Licensed School Nurse.  Some schools may also have a Health Assistant who works in the Health Office.  

    Role of the Licensed School Nurse

    • Promotes student health and wellness.

    • Enhances students' ability to learn. 

    • Manages school related health care for students

    • Develops plans for student health conditions

    • Provides emergency care for illnesses and injuries

    • Teaches students skills to manage their health

    • Refers student health concerns to clinics/physicians

    • Assists families to identify health resources

    • Works with local and state health officials around community health issues

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    Student Illness

    Keep your child home if your student

    • Has a fever of 100 degrees or more during the previous evening or night or in the morning.
    • Has vomited or had diarrhea during the night or in the morning.
    • Has a rash that may be caused by a disease or if the cause is unknown, check with your family physician before sending the student to school.
    • Symptoms of Covid19.

    Report Absences to Capitol Hill Attendance

    • Phone 651-325-2599
    • Email: capitolhill.attendance@spps.org

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    Immunizations Requirements


    State law (MS 121A.15) requires that each student in a Minnesota school be protected from childhood diseases by receiving immunizations. Parents/guardians may obtain a legal exemption for medical reasons or conscientious beliefs.

    Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Are your kids ready?

    Link: MDH Immunization Form  

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    Medications at School

    At some point your student may need to take medication during the school day. Saint Paul Public Schools require written parental authorization for any medication during the school day and health care provider authorization is required for medication taken for more than 2 weeks. 

    Link: Medication Forms