Health Services

Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School follows Independent School District 728 (Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, Zimmerman) rules and regulations for Health Services. A licensed school nurse is assigned to oversee our Health Office for training and consultation. Click the link below for more information on ISD 728 Health Services.


Absence

If your child will be absent, please contact the school office by 8:45 am.

  • Phone:   763-428-2355
  • Email:   mqpschooloffice@mqpcatholic.org

When a student becomes ill at school, we will attempt to reach the parents first, then the name listed as emergency contact.

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If your child has a health concern that needs to be monitored while at school (food allergy, asthma, etc), all forms need to be updated annually. Action plans are especially designed for your child’s health concern in the school setting.  It allows school personnel to respond quickly to treat your child, minimize classroom disruption, potentially eliminate emergency room visits, and assist in your child’s quick return to the classroom.

Each action plan must be signed by a physician and parent/guardian and updated annually to assure accurate information.  Please list specific needs or steps to follow when your child’s medical condition presents.  Return to the school office as soon as possible whether your child needs medication at school or not.  If medication is required, it must be supplied in the original or prescription labeled container provided by your pharmacy, and an authorization to administer medication form must be on file.

The Minnesota Medication Law emphasizes that Health Office staff will give medication at school only in exceptional circumstances when your child’s health may be jeopardized without it.  For the safety of students, it is recommended that medication be given at home whenever possible.  For example, medication prescribed three times a day can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.

Health Services does not supply stock medications such as Benadryl, Tylenol, cough drops or any other over-the-counter medications.  If your child needs to take medication at school, the law states we can give medication only under the following conditions:

  • Written authorization from parents or guardians for all non-presciption medication (an oral request must be in writing within two school days). If the medication needs to be continued for longer than two weeks, a written authorization from the child’s physician must be presented.
  • Written authorization from the child’s physician required for all prescription medication.
  • Medication must be kept in the Health Office in a currently labeled pharmacy bottle/original packaging. You need to ask your pharmacist to provide duplicate bottles of the prescription – one bottle to be kept at home and the other at school.
  • We encourage parents/guardians to bring the medication to the Health Office.  If this is not possible, contact us as to when your child will bring it to us and how many capsules/tablets you are sending.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us create a safe environment for all of our students.

Staff

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