Health Services

  • The Mission of SSP Health Services is to promote optimum health status to strengthen educational potential for all students. 

    Each school is staffed with a Licensed School Nurse and Health Assistant. Nursing cares is provided for students who become ill or injured during the school day, need medications or treatments, or have other medical needs.

    School Health Services provides care that promotes students' academic success by:

    • Managing chronic health care conditions
    • Providing interventions that return students to class
    • Lessening the number of students sent home
    • Shortening illness-related absences
    • Identifying health-related barriers and referring for appropriate care
    • Providing health screenings such as vision and hearing
    • Promoting a safe and healthy school environment


    Immunization

    Students need shots for school! It's the Law in Minnesota. To attend school in Minnesota, students must show that they've had these immunizations, or provide Medical Exemption or Notarized Conscientious Exemption. 

    Minnesota's Immunization Law PDF


    Consent for Administration of Medication 

    Parents/Guardians of students requesting that medication (either prescription or over-the-counter) be administered during school hours by school personnel are required to provide for the school:

    1. A written parental release for the administration of medication;
    2. A signed statement from the licensed prescriber; including name of medication, dose and time to be given; AND
    3. Medication in the original container or pharmacy-labeled container


    Please complete and return the following form to the Health Office at your school site:


    Medications

    Secondary students may self-administer and self-carry non-prescription, over-the-counter, pain-relieving medication during the school day provided that:

    1. A written request by the parent/guardian stating name, dose, and time medication is to be given has been provided to the school;
    2. The medication is brought in the original container and used in manner consistent with the label; AND
    3. The medication does not contain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine.


    The district may revoke a student's privilege to possess and use non-prescription pain relievers if the district determines that the student is abusing the privilege.

    For the safety of all students, it is recommended that parents bring their child's medication to the school's health office directly. If this cannot be done, we acquire a phone call to the health office alerting the staff of the amount and date the medication was sent. Information regarding the requirements to self-carry an inhaler or epi-pen can be found in the Asthma/Anaphylaxis Information PDF

     

    School Health Services

    Lincoln Center Elementary:
    Kayla Rogers, RN, PHN, LSN
    Nurse Office: (651) 288-5862
    Fax: (651) 457-9423
    kayla.rogers@sspps.org

    Kaposia Education Center:
    Melissa Ho, RN, PHN, LSN
    Nurse Office: (651) 457-9424
    Fax: (651) 457-9453
    mho@sspps.org 

    South St. Paul Secondary:
    Kristin Lefferts, MS, RN, LSN
    Nurse Office: (651) 457-9449
    Health Assistant: (651) 457-9476
    Fax: (651) 457-9455
    klefferts@sspps.org