Health and Wellness
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Health Office Staff
Stephanie Ness, BSN, RN - District Nurse
Phone: (218) 564-4141 x. 1202
Email: sness@menahga.k12.mn.us


Colleen Niska - Health Paraprofessional
Phone: (218) 564-4141 x. 1103
Email: cniska@menahga.k12.mn.us
Early Childhood Screening 2022-2023
Early Childhood Screening is for children between the ages of 3 and the start of Kindergarten. However, it is best to screen between the ages of 3 and 4. The screening is used to see if there are any health or learning concerns that may need a referral for further evaluation by a doctor or a speech, developmental or physical therapist. A parent perspective, on how the child is developing, is always taken into account when discussing referral information. 

Screening is required before or within 30 days of entering Minnesota's public school district or kindergarten. It is also required before or within the first 90 days of entering public school district prekindergarten programs. 

For more information on signing your child up for Early Childhood Screening, please call:
Lisa Wick at 218-631-3505 Ext. 1082
Early Childhood Screening 2022-2023
Health Office Forms
Printable Forms
 
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Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan Physician and parent/guardian signature required. Please complete this form and submit to the Health Office prior to the first day of school. An updated plan is required each school year.
Asthma Action Plan Physician and parent/guardian signature required. Please complete this form and submit to the Health Office prior to the first day of school. An updated plan is required each school year.
*Student must demonstrate appropriate use of rescue inhaler to School Nurse if planning on self-carrying medication.
*A metered-dose inhaler (MDI) should be used with a spacer to get a dose of medicine into your child's lungs.
Authorization for Administration of Medication Physician and parent/guardian signature required. Please complete this form and submit to the Health Office prior to the first day of school, or as needed for new medications or changes in medications.
An updated plan is required each school year.
*Required for ALL prescription medications grades PreK-12, and ALL over-the-counter medications grades PreK-5
Diabetes Medical Management Plan Physician and parent/guardian signature required. Please complete this form and submit to the Health Office prior to the first day of school. An updated plan is required each school year.
Family Emergency Phone/Health/Over-the-Counter Med Permission Form Update annually and as needed. Complete and submit one form per family. Update the school immediately with any changes to emergency contact numbers or student health status.
*Permission for students in grades 6-12 to carry and self-administer over-the-counter medications found on page 2.
Individual Health Update Form Complete one form per new student or student with new or changing health condition.
Immunization Form Updated Immunizations Required for students entering:
Pre Kindergarten / Kindergarten / 7th Grade / 12th Grade (Starting 2021-2020 School Year)
*Non-Medical Exemptions must be completed for students entering Kindergarten and again for those entering 7th Grade.
*History of Chickenpox (Varicella) Disease after September 1, 2010 must be confirmed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
Seizure Action Plan Physician and parent/guardian signature required. Please complete this form and submit to the Health Office prior to the first day of school. An updated plan is required each school year.
Special Diet Statement Physician and parent/guardian signature required. Please complete this form and submit to the Health Office. You will need to submit this form only ONCE for each student. Please only submit additional forms if changes/updates are necessary.

 
COVID-19 Information
 
 

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits are available to all students.

If you would like a test kit for your student, please notify the health office.

(218) 564-4141 extension 1202 or 1103
 sness@menahga.k12.mn.us

 

 

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Menahga Public School COVID-19 Guidelines for the 2021-2022 School Year:
2021-2022 COVID-19 Guidelines