Call the Absence Reporting line at 763-241-3555 for each day that your student will be absent due to illness, medical appointments, vacations, family emergency, etc. Refer to the student handbook at your child's school for the attendance policy. Minnesota Statute requires schools to take specific actions when a student is continually absent from school without valid excuses. A medical excuse form may be required from a physician or a licensed mental health professional stating that the student cannot attend school.
Notify the school when your student needs to be excused from physical education or recess due to injury or illness. Written instructions are required from the student's health care provider if the student is to be excused for more than two days, and must include a re-entry date.
ISD 728 cannot guarantee to provide an allergen-free environment for students with life-threatening allergies; however, we are an allergy-aware district. We accommodate students with severe food allergies on an individual basis. We enforce that no latex ballons be permitted on school property. For more information, see Allergy Information.
All communicable conditions, i.e. Chicken Pox, Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Fifth Disease, Hand Foot & Mouth, Head Lice, Impetigo, Influenza, Mononucleousis, Pneumonia, and Strep Throat and Health Care Provider diagnosed Influenza should be reported to the Health Services Assistant.
The Emergency and Health Information forms are now available on line under Parent Portal. This is your opportunity to inform the school of any changes with home, work, cell numbers, e-mail addresses, emergency contact numbers, and any significant health concerns. Please keep the school updated on all changes throughout the school year.
Our school policy recommends that if a student has a fever of 100.4 degrees or more, that they stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever reducing medicine. If a student has vomited or has diarrhea, they need to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. For more information, see Is My Child Well Enough to go to School?
If a student becomes ill or injured at school, they need to report to the Health Services office.
Students need a pass from their teacher to go to the Health Services office. For secondary students, if it is in between classes, students need to report to their next hour class to receive a pass, unless it is an emergency.
Health Services personnel will sign a student in when they arrive and sign them out when they go back to class.
If students are ill or injured, Health Services personnel will determine if the student needs to go home. If students do not go through the Health Services office and goes home on their own, the absence will be marked as unexcused and detention may be assigned.
Health Services personnel will attempt to call parents first and then the names on the emergency contact information. A student will not be sent home without consulting an adult, unless they are emancipated.
Contact your school's administrator for emancipation forms.
To protect students from specific communicable diseases, Minnesota state law requires that all students be immunized. All students must provide proof that the immunization schedules have been completed or are in process.
Students who cannot be vaccinated due to special medical conditions must provide a medical wavier signed by their physician. Students whose parent conscientiously objects to certain vaccines must provide a current notarized form.
If a student has a significant health concern that has been diagnosed by a Health Care Provider, please complete an Action Plan related to their concern. Each school year a new action plan needs to be completed and submitted. Action plans allow school personnel to respond quickly to treat students, minimize classroom disruption, potentially eliminate emergency situations, and assist the student's quick return to the classroom.