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Welcome to Health Office at Benjamin E. Mays School

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

  • Immunization 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?

    Immunization Form MDH


    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.
    • Has symptoms of Covid19.


    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.