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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.

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:
Room 115A
612-668-3434

School nurse:
Denise Schneider, RN, LSN
denise.schneider@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3525
Health Office Google Meet

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.  

Click here for Minneapolis’ Attendance Policy.

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.

Should I send my child to school today?

A student should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had:
  • a fever of 100 degrees F orally or 99 degrees F axillary (under the arm) or higher in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • If your child becomes sick at school, he/she should come to the health office (room 115A). Together, we will communicate with family or other designated adults to create a plan to leave school. The health office MUST be involved in this process. It cannot be managed solely between student and family in order to be excused.
Students learn to manage their health

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.

document Authorization for Dental exam and Treatment   --  Please complete the attached document and return to the health office at Washburn, room 115A.
document Autorizacion para Exameny Tratamiento Dental Realizado   --  Por favor, complete el documento adjunto y enviarlo a la oficina de salud en Washburn, oficina 115A.
PDF Overnight Field Trip health summary   --  In order for a student to participate in an overnight field trip with MPS staff, the family/guardian needs to complete this document and submit to the chaperone.
PDF Overnight Field Trip health summary, in Spanish   --  In order for a student to participate in an overnight field trip with MPS staff, the family/guardian needs to complete this document and submit to the chaperone.