Health Services

Health Services are provided for all Southwest Christian students during the school day by a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Please fill out the medical forms located on our Forms page before the start of each school year. Printed forms are to be returned to the receptionist two weeks before school starts.

Provided Services

  • First Aid
  • Immunization monitoring
  • Prescribed health procedures
  • Surveillance of communicative diseases
  • Managing individualized health plans for student with health concerns
  • Maintaining health records
  • Special education team member
  • Crisis team planning and response
  • Vision and hearing screenings are available upon request

To Send or Not to Send?

In order to maintain the health of the Southwest Christian community, we ask our parents to be diligent about keeping their child home from school if certain symptoms are present. A student should be excluded from school with any of the following conditions:

  • Fever of 100 or more – Student must stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal
  • Vomiting and diarrhea – Student must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode
    Any undiagnosed rash – Student must see a physician before admittance to school
  • Chicken pox – Student may return to school after the last pox has scabbed over, usually 7–10 days
  • Any uncontrolled cough
  • Influenza – Student may return if he/she is feeling better (anywhere from 2–7 days)
  • Impetigo – Student may return to school 24 hours after treatment
  • Lice – Student may return after treatment
  • Pink eye – Student may return after treatment if there is no pus-like drainage
  • Ringworm – Student may return 24 hours after treatment
  • Scabies – Student may return 24 hours after treatment
  • Strep throat – Student may return 24 hours after first antibiotic treatment
  • Pinworm – Student may return after treatment
  • Hand, foot, & mouth disease – Student may return 24 hours after temperature returns to normal. If you have any questions regarding sending your child to school, please contact the Southwest Christian health office.


No Shots, No School. Starting in the 2001 school year, Independent School District 112 began enforcing the “No Shots, No School” policy. Students who are not up to date on their immunizations will not be allowed to start school until they receive the proper booster shots and provide the school with documentation of these vaccines. Parents may choose to decline immunizations for their child, for medical reasons or conscientiously held beliefs, by getting a legal exemption from Minnesota school law.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s vaccines, please contact your physician or a Southwest Christian school nurse.


  • Any student that will take a non-prescription medication during school hours must have a Medication Authorization Form filled out and signed by the parent/guardian prior to medication dispensing. Be sure to include child’s name, name of medication, amount to be taken, and time to be given.
  • Prescription medications need a physician’s signature prior to medication dispensing.
  • All medications must be sent to school in the original pharmacy container with the student’s name printed on the label as well as the medication and dosage to be administered.
  • If your child carries an inhaler/Epi-pen with him/her (in backpack, pocket, desk, or locker), a written permission form, including student, parent, and physician signature, must be kept on file in the health office.If there are any questions or concerns please contact the school nurse.