Diabetes

Parents/Guardians should provide the following at the start of each school year:

(May use clinic provided diabetes medical management form. Each year, meet with the school nurse prior to the first day of school)

  • 3. All supplies including blood glucose meter, extra insulin strips, glucagon, fast acting carb snacks, juice boxes, ketostix and ketone meter and any other necessary supplies.

Each year, parents and students with diabetes are encouraged to arrange to meet with the school nurse.   At this meeting the Diabetes Questionnaire will be reviewed as well as the current Diabetes Management Plan. The School nurse will write, as necessary, an Individual Health Plan and/or Emergency Care Plan based on these two documents. These plans will need yearly review by the parents. 

According to the American Diabetes Association, the ages at which children are able to perform self-care tasks for diabetes management are individual and variable.  St. Croix Preparatory Academy health office recognizes the need for minimal interruptions for the student to have optimal opportunity for academic success.  The school nurse will work with parents, students, healthcare professionals, and school staff in striving to meet the needs of the student without compromising health and safety of all parties involved.

Please complete the following form if you feel your student is ready for that step:

Must be in 5th grade or higher

Other accommodations can be made via the Individual Health Plan and/or a 504 Plan.

Health Service Question?

Please Contact:

Candace Westlund

Licensed School Nurse

Candace Westlund

Licensed School Nurse

Fall 2020 School Opening

Options

  • Distance Learning Model. This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home.
  • Back to School as Normal. This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • A Hybrid Model. This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note:  Per MDE, given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.

Decision

  • The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27.
  • All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.

Masks

  • Current guidance from MDE is that masks will not be required, but their usage is strongly recommended.
  • We will let families make their choice based on this recommendation.

Please note: This guidance from MDE is subject to change.