Health Office

Transition Plus has a school health office so students can receive service on site.

Should I send my student to school today?
Minneapolis Public Schools follow the guidelines developed by the epidemiologists at Hennepin County Community Health Department when deciding if a student should be kept home or sent home from school. 

A student should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had:

  • a fever of 100 degrees or more in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • an undiagnosed skin rash
  • untreated head lice

Please notify the Health Office if your student has a contagious condition such as chickenpox, strep throat, whooping cough (pertussis) or head lice.

Listed below are commonly used forms if your student require medication or any special procedures.

Medication Consent form - This form is a way for the parent/guardian and health care provider to authorize the school to give medicine to a student during the school day. Authorization is required for any prescription or over the counter medication. This form is also available in Spanish.

Medical Procedure/Treatment consent form - Parents/guardians requesting specialized health care procedures (such as G-tube fdgs, catheterization, tracheostomy cares) to be administered by school staff are required to provide annual written permission signed by the parent/guardian and the student health care provider.

Self-Carry consent form - This form can be signed by parents/guardians to allow students to self-carry nonephedrine over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or Advil. See section on taking medication in school for more information. This form is also available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

Health Information Form - Requested for all new students to MPS and those entering school, to let health office staff know about health issues that might interfere with learning or which may result in an emergency during the school day. This form is also available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.