Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools contracts with Clay county Public Health to provide school nursing services for the Elementary Schools, Junior High and High School in the district. On an average, the school nurse will be available approximately five hours per day between all four sites, meaning that a nurse will not always be at your child's school. The school staff is very good about screening for needed medical attention and will do so when the nurse is not available.
School Nursing services include:
o Screening students for Hearing, Vision, and Scoliosis
o Assisting with teaching of health related classes
o Immunization review and administration
o Assisting with disease in the school
o Working with parents and school officials regarding children with special health needs (ie. Diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, etc.)
o Caring for ill or injured children
According to Minnesota School Immunization Laws, children enrolling in kindergarten are required to show proof of Immunizations prior to entry. Enclosed in this packet is immunization information regarding the vaccines that children are required to have and a Pupil Immunization Record for you to complete and return to the school. **Parents may file a medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a conscientious objection signed by a parent/legal guardian and notarized.
You will be given forms to complete that will alert us to any health concerns you may have regarding your child. If your child has any special health needs, you will be contacted for specifics. A student health plan will be written with information on how you would like your child to be treated in a health emergency/situation.
If your child will be taking medications, including inhalers and over the counter meds at school, a Parent Authorization for Medication Administration must be filled out and signed by a parent and physician before the medication can be administered at school. These forms can be obtained from the office if needed.
If you have any questions, and would like to talk with the school nurse, you can call your child's school or Clay County Public Health at 299-5220.
|Vicky Wells, RN, BSN |
| Cheryl Sapp , RN, BSN, PHN|
|Clay County Public Health|| || Clay County Public Health|
|(218) 299-7844|| || (218) 299-7196|