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Moorhead High School

Phone: 218-284-2300
Fax: 218-284-2333

Attendance Office: 218-284-2301
Counseling Office: 218-284-2312
Health Office: 218-284-2310
Activities Office: 218-284-2345
Registrar: 218-284-2400
Special Services Office: 218-284-2440
Media Center: 218-284-2334

School Hours: 8:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Dave Lawrence, Principal
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Health Care

Our health office is staffed during school hours by a health assistant trained in first aid and CPR. A licensed school nurse oversees the health assistant, helps families to plan for health needs at school, trains staff to support those needs, and is on call at all times in cases of serious injury or illness at school. Students’ health significantly affects school attendance and performance. Communication and cooperation between school personnel and parents/guardians is essential in understanding and meeting our students’ health needs. The health office also assists in the management with the following items:

Immunizations: Minnesota state law, M.S. 123.70, mandates that every student must show proof of full immunization, or supply the school with a notarized exemption form to attend school in Minnesota. The current immunization requirements for your child’s age can be found at: Transferring students have 30 days to provide the school with immunization and health records. The Clay County Public Health Clinic, 715 11th St. N., offers immunizations throughout the week. Please call 299-7777 for an appointment.

Illness and injury at school: If your child becomes ill while in school, school personnel need to be able to contact you. Please complete emergency information in PowerSchool Enrollment, including doctor, hospital preference and alternate persons to call in case of an emergency. We will not release ill students to go home without contacting a parent or guardian. All school-related accidents (including extracurricular and out-of-town activities) should be reported to the health office. Accident reports are kept on file for significant injuries.

Illness at home: Students should stay home from school when they have a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, if they are vomiting or they have diarrhea. Students should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If your student is diagnosed with a condition and you are wondering if he or she can attend school, please contact the health office directly for guidance.

Medication: No prescription medication will be administered by school personnel without written authorization from the parents/guardians and signed doctor’s orders. All over-the-counter medication (including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, nasal spray, eye drops, etc.) requires parental signatures on the medication request form. Medication request forms are available in the health office or with the medication policy on the district website. All medicine must be in the original bottle with appropriate label, and the student's name should be on it. If at all possible, medication should be given at home. Please let the health office know if your student begins taking a new prescription medication at home that was not previously entered in PowerSchool Registration.

Health Concerns: If your student has health concerns that will require support in school, please notify the licensed school nurse. Health plans are created specifically for your student’s needs during the school day to assist in ensuring the most time possible in the classroom. Staff will be notified of special health conditions concerning their students.

Students who leave the school during the day due to illness are required to either check out through the health office or have a parent/guardian contact the attendance office before the end of the school day to verify student absence. Students who do not follow this process will be considered unexcused.

For additional information refer to School Board Policies 530, and 532 on the school district website or in the school office.

Student Handbook (PDF)

Click on a specific handbook topic below to review its contents.

Academic Letter
Building Cleanliness
Building Hours
Communication Assistance
Community Release
Computer Use / Copyright Policies
Conduct on School Buses and Consequences for Misbehavior
Counseling Department
Crisis Management
Curriculum Review
Daily Class Schedule for 2019-20
Discipline Procedures
Disruptive Behavior
District Communication
Dropping a Class
Drug-free School
e~Funds for Schools
Employee Background Checks
Field Trips
Fire, Tornado and Lock Down Drills
Foreign Exchange Students
Graduation Deficiencies
Graduation Requirements
Guidelines for Visitors to MHS
Handbook Online
Harassment and Violence Policy
Hazing Prohibition
Health Care
Homebound Instruction
Improper Activation of Fire Alarms
Independent Study Options
Lead in Water Notice
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
Marking System
Media Center
Minnesota Choice Programs
Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act
Musical Instrument Rental Fees
Nuisance Devices
Our Mission
Parent Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC)
Pass / Fail Option
Passive Alcohol Screening
Patriotic Exercises
Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)
Pesticide Use
PowerSchool Enrollment
Process for Addressing Concerns
Protection and Privacy of Student Records
Release of Information
Report Cards
School Calendar 2019-20
School Dances
School Spirit / Sportsmanship
Senior Honor Students
Severe Weather-Related School Closings
Shortened School Day Schedule
Student Dress and Appearance
Student Insurance
Student Use and Parking of Motor Vehicles; Patrols, Inspections and Searches
Surveillance Equipment
Testing Out Option
Tobacco-free Environment
Transfer Students / Graduation
Transfers or Withdrawals
Uncollected Fees
Unsatisfactory Work Reports
Weapon-free School
Wednesday Schedule