ROCORI AREA SCHOOLS
St. Boniface Health Office
Licensed School Nurse: Traci Kooiman, RN, LSN, District Nurse
Office Telephone Number: 685-4963 (Please leave a message if no answer)
Office Hours: In district - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
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The state of Minnesota has a NO SHOTS-NO SCHOOL law. In order to have your child enrolled in school, the school must have a copy of your child’s immunization record. Students must be up to date on all Minnesota Department of Health required vaccinations before they are permitted to attend school. Exemptions to required vaccinations will be allowed for children with medical contraindications or parents/guardians whose conscientiously held beliefs are opposed to immunizations. A notarized statement must be submitted to the school nurse. Immunization records for kindergarteners must be returned by August 15th. The following forms are available for your convenience:
Physical examinations are recommended for all kindergarteners or any students who are new to District 750 schools. It is recommended that a physical examination be completed the spring or summer before a student enters kindergarten. It is requested that completed physical forms be returned by August 15th. The following forms are available for your convenience:
Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
If your child has a life-threatening medical condition, please notify the school health office immediately. We will work with you to develop an emergency care plan, which will be used by the nurse, teacher(s), and staff in case of an emergency. Examples of life-threatening medical conditions are allergies, asthma, diabetes, or seizures. The following forms are available for your convenience:
All medications to be administered at school require a medication authorization form to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian and/or physician. It is helpful to have a completed medication authorization form on file for each student for any medication that is to be administered at school. If a completed medication authorization form is not on file, a phone call will be placed to a parent/guardian during the school day before the requested medication will be administered. Medication must be in the original containers with a label containing medication name, route, dosage, time to be given, and student name. The following forms are available for your convenience:
Deciding if your child is feeling well enough to attend school is a difficult decision. Not only may the student not feel well, but they may also be infecting other students and staff. The following guidelines are available for your convenience to help you decide whether or not to send your child to school:
Each year, the ROCORI School District conducts vision and hearing screenings for students in the school district. Although they are not complete examinations in either area, the screening system helps to identify students who may be in need of additional medical or professional care. Our screening processes are certainly not the same as a standard examination from a physician or health professional. However, they are valuable preliminary efforts to help identify students who might be experiencing vision or hearing problems and provide an opportunity to encourage those students to see a professional. Vision screenings are completed yearly for all students in first, third, and fifth grade. Other students will be screened at the request of teachers and/or parents. Hearing screenings are completed at the request of teachers and/or parents.
Please feel free to contact the health office staff with any questions, comments, or concerns.