Health And Medical Issues


To go to school in Minnesota, students must show they have had these immunizations or are exempt. Parents may get legal exemption from the school law for medical reasons or conscientiously held beliefs.  Forms are available from school office.


DTP Polio MMR HIB Hepatitis B


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5th shot NOT needed if 4th was after age 4


4th dose NOT needed if 3rd was after 4

Age 7 – 6th grade At least √√√ At least √√√  
7th – 12th grade At least


AND one Td must be at age 11 or older*

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Not required for students over 18

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(For 7th graders only)

  • Unless a Td was given after the 7th birthday; then it must be repeated 10 years after the last dose.
  • School children also need a shot for Varicella (chicken pox), which is not required by the school law.
  • If you need more information about shots, you can call the Minneapolis Schools Hotshot line at (612 668-0870

Illness at School

If your child becomes ill during school hours, we will contact you immediately. We must have accurate, up-to-date information about how to reach you or someone you trust in an emergency. Students who are ill must be picked up from school. If we cannot reach either you or your emergency contact person and the situation is urgent, Stonebridge staff may contact emergency response personnel. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 or above, they will be sent to the sick room and must be picked up within one hour.

Contagious Illness

Please keep your child home if your child has a contagious illness (Strep throat, flu, pink eye, ring worm, head lice, etc.). Your child may return to school 24 hours after medical treatment has begun for the illness or, for flu, 24 hours after the last symptoms (please provide medical treatment documentation). If your child has a fever, your child must be kept home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Following this policy benefits your child and the school community.



In keeping with state law, Stonebridge staff must have on file a written directive from a doctor AND a parent note to be able to dispense any prescription medications (including asthma inhalers) to a student. Stonebridge staff cannot give out non-prescription medications such as aspirin and such items may not be brought to school. Any medication to be given to a student must have the child’s name and instructions for use on the container. Please talk with someone in our school office about possible medication needs your child may have.