Visit our school nurse and you will find that the health needs of your child will be met with care.

Our Health Office is equipped with all your child would need from first aid kits to a quiet and cozy place to lie down along with proper storage of medication. We invite you to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Sura, any time during the school year if you have a question or concern about your child’s health.

What type of health services are provided at CHA?

  • First aid hearing and vision screening, scoliosis screening in selected grades
  • Work closely with families to support student medical needs
  • Communication regarding school health concerns
  • Manage individualized health plans for students with health needs
  • Maintain health records

Is CHA a peanut free school?

We offer peanut-sensitive classrooms and lunchroom, and our teachers review medical safety procedures regularly throughout the year.

When should I keep my child home from school?

(Illness exclusion from school policy)

A student with any of the following conditions will be excluded from school.  Please notify the CHA nurse at 952-222-4991 to report an absence due to the following health concerns. 

Parents may not send a child to school with the following conditions and must follow the provided guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH):

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more: the student must stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to less than 100 degrees, without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • Vomiting: the student must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting and the temperature is less than 100 degrees without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • Diarrhea: the student must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea and the temperature is less than 100 degrees without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • Rash: any undiagnosed rash is at the nurse’s discretion for the student to remain in school.  The student may need to see a health care provider before admittance to school.
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Pertussis: the student may return after 5 days of antibiotic treatment.  Suspected cases of pertussis should stay home until 5 days of antibiotics are completed or until the laboratory test comes back negative.
  • Influenza: the student may return when feeling well and with a temperature of less than 100 degrees for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours. (Usually, 2 -7 days after illness began)
  • Impetigo: the student may return to school 24 hours after treatment has begun.
  • Pink eye: no exclusion unless the student has a temperature of 100 degrees or more and/or is not healthy enough to participate in routine school activities.
  • Ringworm: the student may return 24 hours after treatment.
  • Scabies: the student may return 24 hours after treatment.
  • Strep throat: the student may return 12 hours after antibiotic treatment unless the student has a temperature of 100 degrees or greater or is not healthy enough to participate in routine activities. The student may return when the temperature is less than 100 degrees without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • Pinworm: the student may return after treatment.
  • Hand, foot, mouth disease: the student may return 24 hours after temperature is less than 100 degrees, without the use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours.

Health Services Documents & Forms can be found in the Parent Corner

Questions?

Sue Sura, School Nurse