Health Services at Washburn works closely with teaching staff to support student academic success. If a student has a health condition that may impair learning, health services staff work to support student health and wellness.
The Health Office:
Denise Schneider, RN LSNL
MPS has a 24 hour exclusion rule for vomiting, diarrhea or fever. Students should not return to school until 24 hours from the last episode of vomiting, diarrhea or until the fever has returned to normal (for 24 hours) WITHOUT the use of medication.
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To excuse a sick student, please call Washburn Attendance Office at 612-668-3429. If leaving a voice mail, please spell your child's last name and indicate the nature of their illness.
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Dental Care is coming to Washburn High School:
Washburn High School is partnering with Children’s Dental Services (CDS) to provide dental care to our students during the school day, at Washburn! Parents or guardians can authorize dental care by completing the application.
Since 1919, Children’s Dental Services (CDS) is dedicated to improving the oral health of children from families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education in our diverse community. CDS is a non-profit, public health dental clinic that provides culturally targeted dental care to low-income children and pregnant women. A hallmark of CDS is its work to eliminate cultural and lingual barriers to care through the provision of culturally targeted and translated services. CDS has a multilingual, multicultural staff, collectively speaking 15 different languages and hailing from 18 different countries. CDS accepts all forms of public and private dental insurance and has a sliding fee scale for low-income families that are not eligible for dental insurance. CDS is headquartered in Northeast Minneapolis but has staff and clinics located across the state.
To reduce transportation barriers CDS operates a network of portable care clinics across Minnesota. This equipment is collapsed into suitcases and can be transported and used in virtually any setting. Using this model, CDS continues to be a major provider of services to Schools and Head Start centers across Minnesota. Additionally CDS provides hospital care, including intravenous sedation, and endodontia to its patients. CDS operates out of more than 200 clinical locations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. CDS is now working to provide care within Washburn High School. CDS will be doing outreach in these communities to let them know of this new resource in their community. CDS is actively seeking consent for care from parents with students at this school. Interested families should contact CDS at 612-746-1530
Students come to the Washburn Health Office to manage chronic health concerns such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or acute concerns such as flu, headaches and upset stomachs. Injuries are also treated to minimize the impact on learning.
Authorization Form to use medication at Washburn
Annual Health Information Form
Authorization to Self Carry Medication
Immunization Reporting Form
Dental Care application
Medical Release of Information form
Silver Ribbon Campaign is a school supported student directed organization aimed at erasing stigma and raising awareness of mental health issues at the high school level. Students meet each Wednesday during Enrichment Support Opportunity (ESO) in the media center. Students are creating a public service announcement with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) at the MN Department of Education and arranging for a variety of speakers on their focus: depression and anxiety.
In an attempt to provide staff, students and parents with the best, evidence based resources regarding ADHD, I will work to keep this to only the best. Call or email me for additional resources.
Dr. Russell Barkley
Council for Exceptional Education
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Adler, L (2006) Scattered Minds: Hope and help for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders
Barkley, R.A. (2005). Taking Charge of ADHD: The complete authoritative guide for parents.
Fowler, M. (2002) CHADD Educators Manual
Fowler, Mary Cahill (2001). Maybe you know my teen: A parents guide to adolescents with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (2006) Delivered from Distraction: Getting tahe most out of live with Attention Deficit Disorder
If you or a child/young person you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the Crisis Response provider in your community.
PACER Bully Prevention website
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