As school begins, so begins a busy time in the Health Service Office. Here are a few reminders for you to keep in mind as you and your student begin a new year.
• Please complete and return the yellow health census form with health and emergency information.
• Students with chronic health conditions such as asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes and seizures, need to have an Individual Health and Emergency Care Plan on file in the West Health Office. These plans need to be completed by parents by the beginning of each school year. The forms can be obtained on the District Health Office website or by contacting the West Health Office by calling 387-3488.
• Medications – prescription and over-the-counter – must be brought to the Health Service Office in the original container by a parent/guardian. The Mankato Area Public Schools Consent for Administration of Medication form must be completed before any medication can be given to the student. Students who use inhalers or other emergency medications need to have a parent or guardian complete the medication form and make arrangements with the school nurse. You may get Consent for Administration forms from the office or you may print them off the district website.