Health Office: 651-702-8515
Oakdale Elementary has the services of a registered nurse who will supervise our health ed assistant, who will dispense medication, determine the appropriate action in emergencies, and monitor absences and health concerns of students. The following are points for you to remember about school health services:
- Please call 651-702-8502 before 9:30 a.m. to report absences.
- The health office must be informed of students taking any medication in school.
- A written order from a physician is required whenever your child is to receive medication at school. This includes prescription and over the counter
- Written orders need to be renewed annually or whenever medication changes. Care Plan documents are available online at https://www.isd622.org/Page/6526.
- Controlled substances such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, Cylert, Adderall, must be delivered to school by an adult. Students should not bring these medications to school.
- Prescription medications must come to school in the original container correctly labeled by the pharmacists. Pharmacists will give two bottles upon request. Medications must be accompanied by a written order from your physician.
- Over the counter medications must come to school in the original labeled container and, according to state law, must be accompanied by a written order from the physician and signed by a parent/guardian.
Our health aide and trained volunteers conduct vision and hearing screening. Parents are notified if further testing is suggested.
Don’t Forget Your Immunizations!
State law requires children to show evidence of the completion of immunizations before they are legally enrolled in school. The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District has a “No Shots, No School” policy, which means that all students must have the proper immunizations, be a conscientious objector, or have a medical exemption BEFORE starting school. Please visit our website at https://www.isd622.org/Page/13822 for more information.
Many students and parents/guardians are frequently concerned about when students should stay home or attend school. If the student:
- Has a fever of 100° or more, the student must stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever-reducing medication.
- Has vomited or has had diarrhea, the student needs to stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- Has a rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with health care provider before sending student to school.
- Has an illness, keep the student home and call the school daily to report the symptoms for Influenza tracking and attendance purposes.
If you have any questions, please call the school’s health office or your family health care provider.
If a child becomes ill during the school day, the parent/guardian will be contacted and the child will need to be picked up from school.
A student who has been absent from school should have a written excuse when he/she returns to school. Please report to the school immediately if your child has contacted any communicable disease (suspected or confirmed) and/or conditions such as head lice or scabies.
If emergency treatment is needed and we are unable to contact those on emergency contact card, we will notify your family physician or call 911.