Health Services

Health Services

Students at Spectrum High School have the support of a health clerk at each building throughout the school day. The health clerks care for minor emergencies, dispenses necessary medication, and provides assistance for students who come down with minor illnesses while at school.

The Lead Health & Attendance clerk for Spectrum High School is Terri Dlouhy. If you have questions or concerns, please email tdlouhy@spectrumhighschool.org or contact her by calling the main office. Office hours are 7:45am-4:00pm.

The health service clerk for the Grade 7/8 Building is Sara Burfeind.  If you have questions or concerns, please email sburfeind@spectrumhighschool.org or by calling the Grade 7/8 Building office. Office hours are 7:15am-3:45pm.

The health service clerk for the Grade 6 Building is Joyce Emmel.  If you have questions or concerns, please email jemmel@spectrumhighschool.org or by calling the Grade 6 Building office. Office hours are 7:15am-3:45pm.

Information on Influenza in Schools

Influenza Symptom Screening Tool for Parents

Guidelines to Decide If a Student Is Too Sick to Attend School

  1. If your student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal.
  2. If your student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  3. If your student has had any rash that may be disease related, or if you do not know the cause, check with your family physician before sending the student to school.

 

 


Mrs. Dlouhy 
Lead Health Clerk


Mrs. Burfeind
Grade 7/8 Health Clerk


Mrs. Emmel
Grade 6 Health Clerk 

Current Health Concerns in Community

 

Hello Parents of Spectrum,

We have created this new page to educate you about the different illnesses that are occurring at school and in the surrounding community.  We will be updating it monthly, or more often as needed.

We hope this is helpful to you in the care of your student!

Sincerely,

Terri Dlouhy
Lead Health Clerk
Spectrum High School 

See the following from the Minnesota Department of Health on "Influenza (Flu) in Schools". CLICK HERE for file

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection that causes a blister-like rash. Read more about the symptoms, prevention methods, and more: Click Here for more info

Chickenpox is a viral illness and is a common illness for children. It may be prevented by vaccination. Read more about the symptoms, prevention methods, and more: Click Here for more info

Strep throat and a strep throat with rash (scarlet fever) are common bacterial infections in children. See the link below for more details on how to best identify and treat strep throat in your student. 

https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/residents/health-medical/infectious-diseases-fact-sheets/strep-parent.pdf?la=en&hash=1FDE8701964F718E97F53563A3CBD2825A1BA7E5

Viral meningitis is swelling of the thin lining covering the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by enteroviruses. See the link below for more details on what to do concerning viral meningitis.

https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/residents/health-medical/infectious-diseases-fact-sheets/viral-mening-parent.pdf?la=en&hash=1D83494286E2A3149AF6144E7547C854AB91D999