Health & Wellness
The mission of EPS Health Services is to partner with families, teachers, administrators, nutrition services and other district departments to promote optimal physical and emotional student health for optimal learning.
Information and resources for you and your family.
We know that to be successful in life -- and most importantly happy -- we must also support the mental and emotional development of our students throughout their developmental years with us. Edina Public Schools partners with local providers to offer ease of access to support and we have a list of resources that can help answer your questions.
In order to attend school, students must show they are in compliance with Minnesota State Immunization Requirements.
Whenever possible, the parent or guardian should make arrangements so that it is not necessary for school personnel to administer a medication to a student. However, there are cases when a student's health could be compromised by not getting medication during school hours.
We are currently evaluating whether we will be doing grade level vision and hearing screening at the elementary sites or vision screens in 7th grade during the 2021-22 school year. If you feel your student’s vision or hearing should be screened, please contact your school health office and an individual screen will be done using precautions for COVID19. If your student’s teacher notices a concern, the teacher can also contact the health office staff. You will be contacted for permission prior to any screen and called back with the results. Thank you for your understanding - Health Services Staff.
Students are screened in the following grades:
- Vision: Grades 1, 3, 5, 7
- Vision Color Deficiency: Grade 1, boys only
- Hearing: Grades K, 1, 2
Any additional screening will be done by request. Parents will be notified of students who do not pass screening.
A list of health and medical resources, as well as information sheets on common communicable conditions.
The district does not purchase medical, health or accident insurance for students. If a student has an accident, becomes ill, or is injured while at school or participating in district-sponsored activities, families will need to access their own insurance plans.
When should my child stay home from school? What happens when a student becomes ill at school?
We encourage periodic health exams since prevention and treatment of health conditions will enhance student attendance and performance in school. Students participating in school athletics must follow the athletic registration process.
Edina Public Schools follows the infectious disease guidelines as outlined in the Hennepin County Infectious diseases in childcare settings and schools manual. Fact sheets provide prevention and control information on common infectious diseases seen in a school or childcare setting such as chickenpox, COVID-19, impetigo, pink eye, and head lice, strep throat and more. All standards follow recommendations by the American Public Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health Services Coordinator
5701 Normandale Road
Edina, Minnesota 55424