Health Services

Help! My child needs to take medication at school, what do I need to do?
If your child is in pre-k ~ grade 5 for both OTC and prescription medications you will need:
1. A doctor's order for the medication that states the child's name, medication to be given, dosage of the medication, time it is to be given and the doctor's signature and date. 
2. Parent signature giving us permission to administer the medication. You can sign the actual doctor's order or you can print and sign the bottom portion of the Medication Order found under Medical Forms on the right side of this page.
3. The medication, complete with pharmacy label stating the child's name, dosage and time to be administered.
If your child is in grades 6-12 and it is an OTC medication you will need:
1.  Parent should print & sign the Non-Prescription Medication Authorization form found on the right side of this page under Medical Forms. 
2. Child in grades 6-12 can have OTC meds in their locker/backpack/on their person as long as they are in the original, labeled container and have the Non-Prescription Med Authorization on file in the health office. We do not want unlabled pills in baggies.
If your child is in grades 6-12 and it is a prescription medication you will need
1. A doctor's order for the medication that states the child's name, medication to be given, dosage of the medication, time it is to be given and the doctor's signature and date. 
2. Parent signature giving us permission to administer the medication. You can sign the actual doctor's order or you can print and sign the bottom portion of the Medication Order found under Medical Forms on the right side of this page.
3. The medication, complete with pharmacy label stating the child's name, dosage and time to be administered.

If you have questions please reach out to the nurse in your child's building. Contact info can be found on the right side of this page. 

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The Health Offices Are Going Green!

In an effort to save paper and postage, health forms for next school year will not be sent in the mail this summer. This includes both immunization forms and health paperwork such as medication order forms. 
We will accept medication orders, asthma plans, allergy action plans, immunization forms, etc. on forms from the doctor’s office. It does not need to be on our form. The only exception to this is Special Dietary Needs paperwork that Food Service needs to have filled out on their specific form. The Special Dietary Needs paperwork only needs to be filled out one time, and updated if there are any changes. Contact Food Service Director Jan Notch or District Nurse Asha Gregory with questions about Special Dietary Needs paperwork.

If you would like to print a copy of our documents you can find them on this page under the Health Forms section on the right. 

If you would still like a paper copy of any of our health forms but are unable to print them at home, please call the nurse in your student’s building to request the paperwork be sent home with your student or mailed to your home. 

A friendly reminder that if your student has any underlying health conditions that the nurse in their building should be updated about, please do so either verbally or in writing to your school’s nurse before the first day of school.
Also please let the nurse know about any hearing or vision issues your student may have.  Thank you! 

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Immunization Requirements


All school districts must comply with Minnesota State Immunization Law (M.S. 121A.15), which states that all students must be immunized or show proof of legal exemption to attend school. Failure to be immunized or show evidence of immunization or legal exemption will prohibit the student from attending school.

In order to enroll your child(ren), parents or guardians must provide a written immunization record for their child(ren). 

Parents may file a medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a conscientious objection signed by the parent/guardian. These must be notarized and will be kept on file at the child's school.

Keeping Track of Immunizations

Your child's immunization records remain in the school system once enrolled. Be sure to update your child's health file by sending written verification each time he or she has received another immunization. Record your child's immunizations or exemptions on this form for your child's school.

Click here for the immunization form

Health Forms

Health Office Staff

Asha Gregory

Titles: District Nurse
Locations: High School, District
Email:

Melissa Abraham

Titles: Health Office Assistant
Locations: Avon Elementary
Email: