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The Crosby-Ironton School District School Health Offices are staffed by a Licensed School Nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who rotate between buildings. The Health Services staff collaborates with students, parents, teachers, health care providers and others to promote student’s health and allow for the best educational environment. Our goal is to assist students in learning to be self-sufficient in managing their health and wellness as appropriate for their age.

If you have further questions regarding your student's health and wellness contact:

Hanna Bushard, RN, Licensed School Nurse
hbushard@ci.k12.mn.us

Raye Cragun, LPN
rcragun@ci.k12.mn.us

Cuyuna Range Elementary School
Health Office Phone: 218-545-8772
Fax: 218-545-8858

Crosby-Ironton High School
Health Office Phone: 218-545-8823
Fax: 218-545-8835

HEALTH INFORMATION

If a child is ill, please keep him/her at home! When children are in a group, illness spreads quickly. Please keep contact numbers up-to-date in case the school needs to reach you concerning your child’s health.

Children should remain at home:

  • The first 2 days of a cold (colds are most infectious during the first 2 days).
  • For 24 hours after a fever from any cause has returned to normal (without the use of Tylenol, etc).
  • With a temperature over 100 degrees by mouth.
  • With any intestinal disorder causing diarrhea, vomiting or nausea.
  • With any communicable infectious disease such as chicken pox or influenza. Contact the nurse about a student returning to school.
  • With any infectious skin rash such as impetigo or ringworm. May return to school 24 hours after treatment has been started.
  • With a profuse nasal discharge, discharge from the eyes or ears and inflammation of the eyes.
  • For a full 24 hours after being on medication for strep throat infection.
  • If the child has head lice or scabies, he/she may return to school ONLY after treatment.

In order to protect the health of all students and adults in the school, we will call you to pick up your child if we see:

  • Elevated temperature
  • Unknown skin rash or open sores
  • Redness, irritation or discharge from the eyes
  • Persistent cough or runny nose
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
Medications

If possible, medication should be given outside school hours under parent/guardian supervision. This includes short-term antibiotics ordered for two and three times daily.

All prescriptions (short and longer-term) and over-the-counter medication require an order by a licensed prescriber and a signed authorization from a student’s parent/guardian BEFORE any medication will be administered to a student. A new order is required any time there is a change.

All medication must be in the original container and be clearly marked with the student’s name, the medication name, the dosage to be given and the method of administration. Prescription medication must also include the physician and the pharmacy name. Medication will only be given in a manner consistent with the instructions on the label or a more recent order from a Licensed Prescriber.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to deliver all medications personally to the health office. If this cannot be done, arrangements must be made with the nurse to find an acceptable means of delivery to the school. For safety reasons, it is not acceptable for students to deliver medications to the health office.

For All Students:

  • Medication Administration Form - this form is required for all medications administered at CRES and all prescription medications administered at the high school.

NEW for 2019-2020 School Year:

The Health Office staff with no longer have a stock of Tylenol or Ibuprofen available for students starting this school year. Students can self-carry these medications with proper documentation (see below) or a student can bring in their own personal bottle to be kept in the health office.

For High School Student Only:

Student’s may self-carry inhalers or epi-pens with a physician’s order on file in the health office. Student may also self-carry over-the-counter pain relievers with parent/guardian approval.