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 complete medical forms before the start of each school year. Printed forms must be returned to the receptionist before school starts.

Student Medication Release Form (required)

Non-Medical Exemption form for immunizations (optional)

To Send or Not to Send?

  • Temperature of 100+ – Must stay home for 24 hours after temperature returns to normal
  • Vomiting and diarrhea – Must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode
  • Covid-19: Stay home until your symptoms improve and you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) before returning.
  • Any undiagnosed rash – Must see a physician before admittance to school
  • Chicken pox – May return to school after the last pox has scabbed over, 7–10 days
  • Any uncontrolled cough
  • Influenza – May return if he/she is feeling better (anywhere from 2–7 days)
  • Impetigo – May return to school 24 hours after treatment
  • Lice – May return after treatment
  • Pink eye – May return after treatment if there is no pus-like drainage
  • Ringworm – May return 24 hours after treatment
  • Scabies – May return 24 hours after treatment
  • Strep throat – May return 24 hours after first antibiotic treatment
  • Pinworm – May return after treatment
  • Hand, foot, & mouth disease – 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.

  • Provided Services
  • Immunizations
  • Medications

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


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, 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.