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 Michele Newberger. If you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Grade 6 Building office. Office hours are 7:15am-3:45pm.
Guidelines to Decide If a Student Is Too Sick to Attend School
- 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.
- If your student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- 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.
Lead Health Clerk
Grade 7/8 Health Clerk
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!
Mrs. Michele Newberger
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.
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.