Student Health Service website of the Mankato Area Public Schools

Our goal is to maintain, improve and promote the health of all school age children. We strive to advance partnerships among families, communities and schools.There are health assistants in the elementary and junior high schools who work under the direct supervision of the licensed school nurse and principal in their assigned school buildings. The health assistants provide first aid, administer medications and are in close consultation with the school nurse at all times.

The Health Service strives to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students. We ask that students and parents/guardians keep us informed of any known health conditions that may result in an emergency or require our assistance during the school day.

If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student must obtain a hall pass from the classroom teacher (except in an emergency) to enter the Health Service Office. If it becomes necessary for the student to leave school, Health Service Staff will contact parent/guardian for the student to be excused. Students leaving the building without parent/guardian permission will be unexcused.

Student injury: Health Service Staff will provide first aid, and 911 will be called for serious or life threatening emergencies. Whenever possible the parent/guardian will be notified by phone. If parent/guardian cannot be reached, the emergency contact person listed on the annual health census form will be contacted.