Health Services

Hutchinson Public and Parochial Health Services

Symptoms Include To Return to School I Need:
Fever- Temperature of 100 degrees F (37.7 C) or higher. Could accompany other symptoms listed on this page. Fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (ibuprofen).
  Vomiting- In last 24 hours.

Extreme Nausea

Free of vomiting for 24 hours. Remain home until a normal diet can be tolerated the night before and morning of school without use of medication.
  Diarrhea- In last 24 hours. Free of diarrhea for 24 hours. Remain home until a normal diet can be tolerated the night before and morning of school without use of medication.
  Rash- Body rash with itching or fever, broken patches of skin. A doctor’s note permitting attendance at school. Health staff may require student to keep area covered while in school.
  Eye Infection- White part of eye pink and/or pus or drainage from eye. Clear eyes, no drainage or pus, and a doctor’s note permitting attendance at school. Need to be on antibiotics for 24 hours prior to being back at school.
  Uncomfortable stuffed up or constantly runny nose with yellow/green discharge and/or wheezing, shortness of breath, disruptive cough Fever free for 24 hours without use of medication, sporadic cough, minimal discharge or clear discharge from nose.
  Sore Throat- fever with swollen glands, difficulty swallowing or eating food, upset stomach or headache (may need Strep test) Stay home if severe, If strep need doctor note to return to school and be on antibiotics for 24 hours.
  Diagnosed with Infectious Disease by a doctor: impetigo, mononucleosis (mono), strep throat, etc. Doctor’s note permitting attendance at school, at least 3 doses or 24 hours from the first dose of medication prescribed by Doctor and child is feeling better.
  Hospital stay or emergency room visit: orthopedic injuries, injuries, surgical procedures, stitches/staples, illness, etc.

 

Discharge instructions and/or doctor’s note permitting attendance at school with any special instructions, restrictions, etc. with beginning and end dates noted.
  Just not feeling well. Unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, confused/lethargic, cranky, etc. Playful, rested, active, eating, normal behavior and feeling better.

Please contact the school health office if you have questions about your child’s return to school following an illness.

Please notify your child’s school if he/she will be absent.

Frequent hand-washing helps to prevent illness. Healthy kids are happy kids!

The school health office does not stock any over-the-counter medications for children to use. If you need to have your child take an over-the-counter medication at school, please contact the school health office for appropriate paperwork. The medication must be delivered to the school by a parent or trusted adult, in the original container.

Some children do take prescription medications at school. Please contact the school health office for appropriate paperwork. As with over-the-counter medications, the medication must be delivered to school by a parent or trusted adult, and it must be in the original container.

Children are sometimes kept home from school for reasons other than illness. Unnecessary absences can have a negative effect on your child’s attitude, grades, and work habits. As a parent, you are responsible for assuring regular school attendance of your child, as required by Minnesota Statute 120A.22. Please only keep your child home when he/she is ill.

Children should not transport medications to and from school. Medications must be brought to the school health office when the nurse is on duty, by a parent or trusted adult.

If you have questions about your child’s health, please contact the school health office. Health information is confidential. Pertinent health information regarding your child may be shared with appropriate school staff at the discretion of the nurse.

 

Health Services Staff

  • Antonia Barrick, RN, LSN, Health Services Coordinator, 320-234-2731, antonia.barrick@isd423.org

Building Health Staff:

  • Kristine Farenbaugh, LPN, High School, 320-234-2732, email
  • Sharry Good, LPN, Middle School, 320-234-2733, email
  • Jessica Neid, Health Assistant, and Kristin Lieder, LPN, Park Elementary, 320-234-2734, email
  • Connie Runke, LPN, West Elementary, 320-234-2735, email

(Kristine, Jessica, Antonia, Connie, and Sharry)

 

Mission:
To provide comprehensive health services to students and staff of ISD#423 that include, but are not limited to, health screenings, immunizations, individual assessments and plans of care for physical, emotional, and social health, health education and collaboration and referral to other services.

Vision:
To meet and anticipate the health related needs of all students in a comprehensive, effective, efficient manner using evidenced based, best school nurse practice and in so doing, improve the education potential of all students.

 

 

Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools