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 clerk cares for minor emergencies, dispenses necessary medication, and provides assistance for students who become ill or injured while at school.

The Lead Health & Attendance clerk for Spectrum High School is Michele Newberger. If you have questions or concerns, please email mnewberger@spectrumhighschool.org or contact her by calling the main office. Office hours are 7:10am-3:30pm.

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 7:10am-3:30pm.

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 7:10am-3:30pm.

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

During the pandemic, all symptoms will first be evaluated through the Ready for School questionnaire provided by Spectrum High School.  It is a simplified version of the decision tree, provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, which will help you to quickly assess if your child(ren) should be on campus.  Ready for School questionnaire Please call the health clerk at your child’s building if your child(ren) will be staying home due to illness as described in these tools. You will receive information regarding requirements for the child(ren) to return to school / sports.  

If your child is exhibiting only one of the symptoms outlined under question #2 on the Ready for School questionnaire, that child should stay home until 24 hours have passed since the symptom has resolved. 

If your child is exhibiting a rash that may be disease related, or if you do not know the cause, check with a health care provider before sending your child to school.

COVID

We will continue to track positive COVID 19 cases in students and staff during full distance learning. If your child is not on campus for the school day or sports related activities, please notify the health office if your child has a positive test for COVID 19.  If your child is on campus during full distance learning during the school day or for a sports related activity, please follow the Ready for School questionnaire for guidance before sending your child to campus and notify the health / attendance clerk in your child’s building.

 

 


Mrs. Newberger
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,

Mrs. Michele Newberger
Lead Health Clerk
Spectrum High School