Jamie Shypkowski, RN, RD, LSN
Elementary Health Office (218) 746-2062
Secondary Health Office (218)746-2114
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2023-24 Medication Permission Form
The above form should be used for prescription
or non-prescription medication.
Immunization Exemption Form
Special Diet Statement
For Students with special diet requests, e.g. gluten free, lactose intolerant.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
General School Guidelines for Illness:
Fever: greater than 100F, remain home for 24 hours after fever has ended.
Gastrointestinal Illness: (vomiting or diarrhea) – 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
COVID-19: COVID-19: Pillager Public Schools enforces a 5-day isolation period for students and staff that test positive for COVID-19 per MDH guidelines. People who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate at home for at least 5 full days from the onset of symptoms or test date (if asymptomatic) and can return if fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and have improvement in symptoms. When returning to school, masking is encouraged from days 6-10 after symptoms onset.
Influenza: 24 hours after fever is resolved, improvement in symptoms, and the student is able to participate in routine activities; or duration as recommended by the provider.
Strep Throat: 24 hours after the antibiotics are started and the fever is gone.
Conjunctivitis: (pink eye) – 24 hours after antibiotics are started or reduction in drainage has occurred.
Impetigo: 24 hours of treatment has been completed and sores are drying.
Chicken Pox: Exclude from school until all sores are dry and crusted over, usually 6 days or longer.
Rash: If cause is not known, see a provider before sending to school, and request provider note to return.
Ringworm: Exclude from school until treatment has begun; after return, lesions should be covered if possible, avoid close contact activities for 72 hours after starting treatment.
Head Lice Procedure Teachers may send a student to the nurse’s office for a scalp assessment if warranted. If nits or lice are observed, the student’s guardian will be contacted and they will be allowed to determine if they would like to have the student released or remain in school for the duration of the school day. Treatment is expected prior to return to school the following day. If there are two or more cases of head lice in an elementary classroom that have been observed through the health office, notification will be sent to the guardians of all students in the classroom.