Hutchinson Public and Parochial Health Services
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
Building Health Staff:
- High School – Kristine Farenbaugh, LPN, 320-234-2732, email
- Middle School – Samantha Bernardy, LPN, 320-234-2733, email
- Park Elementary – Bethann Wilson, LPN, email and Jessica Neid, Medical Assistant, 320-234-2734, email
- West Elementary – Mikkayla Theis, LPN, 320-234-2735, email and Anna Kuttner, LPN, 320-234-2735, email
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.
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.