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Health Services

In the Health Office, our purpose is to promote health and safety for all students, to care for students experiencing illness or injury, and to help create an environment that supports student achievement, health, and well-being.

We are available any time to assist you and your student with any health-related questions or concerns. Please see below for some commonly asked about topics. 

Immunizations Needed for School

In order to attend class in Minneapolis Public Schools, students must show that they have had the required immunizations or that they are exempt. To enroll in Early Childhood Programs, students must have received the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • DTaP/DT
  • Polio
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Hib
  • Pneumococcal
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

For more information about Minnesota’s Immunization Law, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Taking Medicine in School

It is recommended that medication be given at home whenever possible. If medication must be administered during the school day or self-carried by the student, families must follow the Minneapolis Public Schools school medication policy. 

MPS Health Services

Food Allergies

If your child has a food allergy, it is important to fill out the Special Diet Form. The Special Diet form is to be filled out and signed by a medical provider. The form tells us exactly what food the student is allergic to and clarify what food should/ shouldn't be served to the student. The health office communicates with the culinary team on the plan and shares the special diet form with them to accommodate for the student needs. Also, the Licensed school nurse makes an emergency health plan for the student and shares it with the student's teacher and staff members who work closely with the student . If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Health Office. 

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services 

Tressie Mitchell, HSA


Hi, I am Tressie Mitchell Health Service Assistant here at Lind since February 2021

My background has been working with children for over 32 years. Minneapolis before and after school program, Minneapolis park and recreation board , preschool teacher @ martin Luther king park, HeadStart infant/ toddler & preschool teacher for 18years.  certificate nursing assistant over 28years. I have lived in the shingle creek neighborhood since 2004 married with two grown children and 7 grandchildren. I adore the children at jenny Lind and in the neighbored always nice to see them with families out and about at local store parks and library. Happy to serve my community, compassionate north side.

Asha Ahmed


My name is Asha Ahmed, BSN, PHN, LSN and I am your school nurse here at Jenny Lind! I have been with Minneapolis public school district since March 2023. I have AAS degree in Nursing from Minnesota North College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Public health nurse certificate from Minnesota State University. My background is in Transitional and Acute care settings, I have worked with children and the geriatric population. I enjoy traveling, watching Netflix, and reading. I love spending time with my 1-year-old boy, being a school nurse and working with the families in the Minneapolis public school district to keep the students healthy and ready to learn.