Welcome to Health Services

Making our scholar's health and wellness a priority.

Welcome to Hopkins Public Schools' Student Health and Nursing Services. We are committed to providing relevant health and resource information for the Hopkins Public Schools community.

Every school office is staffed by a Licensed School Nurse who collaborates with students, families, staff, and community partners to promote student health for academic success.

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Health Services

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Health Forms

Download any of our Health Services forms. The forms are listed alphabetically in PDF format. Save files on your computer, then open in a PDF viewing application. Note: If you find an accessibility issue with any of these PDFs, please contact Mary Jo Martin, District Lead Nurse at MaryJo.Martin@HopkinsSchools.org or call 952-988-4405.

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Immunization Information

Students enrolled in Hopkins’ schools must be in compliance with Minnesota Statute 121A.15 regarding immunizations. Students will not be permitted to enroll or attend school until documentation that they have either had the required immunizations or that they are exempt is received. There will be no grace period for new or transfer students.

Exceptions may be made as determined by the principal in consultation with the school nurse. An exemption request must include a statement signed by a physician stating that immunization is contraindicated for medical reasons, or laboratory tests confirm the presence of adequate immunity; or the exemption request must include a notarized statement by the parent or guardian saying that the child has not been immunized because of conscientiously held beliefs. 

A full list of required immunizations is available in the Immunization Requirements section. 


Have questions?
If you don't know where to go for shots or do not have health insurance, contact your child's school nurse.

Reminder for 12th grade vaccine requirement

Twelfth grade students must have proof of a second meningococcal vaccine at the start of next school year. Please talk to your medical provider now to provide that documentation as soon as possible. The immunization documentation form is linked below.  You do have the option to medically exempt or object to vaccination.

For more information, please visit the Minnesota Legislature's website.

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School Health Staff

Harley Hopkins 

Julie Weig, RN, LSN

Eisenhower Elementary

Laura Kelzer, RN, LSN

Alice Smith

Joanne Robinson, Health Paraprofessional

Gatewood Elementary

Nell Waxman, RN, LSN

Glen Lake Elementary

Jody Mcdermott-Baty, RN, LSN

Tanglen Elementary

Jana Balfany, RN, LSN

Meadowbrook Elementary

Karen Tusa, RN, LSN

North Junior High

Ann Salzer, RN, LSN

West Junior High

Barb Ylitalo, RN

Hopkins High School

Akwi Mirand, RN

Nicole Larkin, Health Paraprofessional

Transition Plus

Janet Hummel, RN

Patience Chowoe, Health Paraprofessional

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