Wayzata Public Schools Health Services is focused on working collaboratively to promote the health and safety of each and every student and staff member. Our licensed school nurses and school-based health paraprofessionals work in each building to provide care to students and staff.
- Building Contacts
- Emergency Information
- Health Plans
- Health Resources
- Health Screening
- Medications and Treatments
- When to keep your child home from school
Gleason Lake Elementary
Kimberly Lane Elementary
Meadow Ridge Elementary
North Woods Elementary
Plymouth Creek Elementary
Sunset Hill Elementary
We ask all parents to update their contact and health information in Skyward Family Access, including emergency contact information, which should be a family member or responsible adult other than parents or guardians.
These websites are resources for some common medical questions and conditions. They are not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Always check with your medical provider with questions regarding specific treatment.
Each school year, students participate in grade-level vision screening. Students also receive hearing and/or vision screening upon the request of their parents or guardians or if their teacher suspects that there may be a hearing or vision concern that is affecting the student's ability to learn.
If your child does not pass any part of the hearing and vision screening, health office staff will re-screen to verify the results. If the student does not pass the second screening following the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, a communication will be sent home outlining the findings and recommendation for follow-up with a physician.
If at any time you question your child's hearing or vision, feel free to contact the health office.
If you do not wish for your child to receive health screening, please inform your school health office.
In accordance with MN School Immunization Law 121A.15 and the Wayzata School Immunization Policy #521, Wayzata Schools requires that an immunization record be up-to-date, actively in progress, or a signed legal exemption is provided to the district prior to starting and remaining enrolled in school. Refer to this document as a guide to determine which vaccines are required to enroll a child in early childhood programs and school (online, home school, public, or private).
Are Your Kids Ready for School? (Describes the minimum immunizations required the State of Minnesota.)
Where can I go to receive vaccinations for my child?
It is best to receive vaccinations from your primary care provider, but in the event that you are unable to see your primary provider or if you do not have insurance that covers the cost of vaccinations, the Wayzata School District is a participant in the Park Nicollet Barrier Free Immunization Initiative. This program allows immunization-only visits on a same-day appointment basis, immunizes children without a doctor visit and provides immunizations with no direct charge to families. Please visit the Park Nicollet Foundation website for a complete list of participating clinics.
You can also visit the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic if you do not have insurance coverage for vaccines.
Pupil Health Immunization Record – for students in pre-school through grade 12+. This document includes the legal exemption to school immunization.
All medications, both prescribed and Over-The-Counter (OTC), administered at school requires a medical order from a person who is a licensed authorized prescribing practitioner (physician, physician’s assistant, dentist, podiatrist, osteopath or psychiatrist). Please contact your school health office if you have questions.
The district follows the Hennepin County Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings and Schools guidelines when determining if a student is able to attend school. If your child will not be at school due to illness or injury, please report all illnesses or health conditions in Skyward Family Access. In addition, if your child has a fever, with a cough and/or sore throat, please call your school's attendance line.
The following are recommendations taken from the Infectious Disease Manual. The intent of exclusion is to promote a healthy school environment by preventing exposure and spread of illness. When parents are called about a child who has become ill during the school day, it is the expectation that the child will be picked up as soon as possible, preferably within one hour.
Oral temperature of 100° F or higher. The student should not return to school until fever free (without medication) for 24 hours.
Child has vomited two or more times in the previous 24 hours. Exclude for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting, unless it is determined to be caused by a noncommunicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration.
Diarrhea is defined as an increased number of stools compared with a child's normal pattern, along with decreased stool form and/or stools that are watery, bloody, or contain mucus. Exclude until 24 hours after diarrhea stops or follow specific disease exclusion if the pathogen is known; or until a medical exam indicates that it is not due to a communicable disease.
Rashes may be caused by many different conditions including illness, allergies or specific skin conditions. The student should not return to school until a medical evaluation indicates the symptoms are not communicable.
Signs/Symptoms of Possible Severe Illness
Uncontrolled coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, unusually tired, persisted crying, unusual color (e.g. jaundice). The student may return after symptoms dissipate and/or medical evaluation determines the student is healthy and/or not communicable.