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
Spring Break Health Start Hours
Gordon Parks High School Health Start clinic will remain open for well-care, nutrition support, mental health support and health education during spring break. The clinic will provide a space for youth who feel healthy to have their preventive and emotional needs met. Please call for an appointment or walk in for care.
We cannot test for the flu or COVID-19 at school sites.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gordon Parks Health Start Clinic is open to all youth under age 22.
Call Gordon Parks with your questions and to make appointments: 651-793-2234
- 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)
- Considerations for school closure (CDC)
- 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.