Sheila Placido, Licensed School Nurse

The Sullivan Health Office is staffed by Sheila Placido, Licensed School Nurse who works Monday-Friday from 7:30a-3:30p.

Please call us with your suggestions or concerns about your child or school health services. The health office phone is 612-668-5006. 

Minneapolis Public Schools follow the guidelines developed by the epidemiologists at Hennepin County Community Health Department when deciding if a student should be sent home or kept home from school. If you have questions, call the health office at 668-0885.

A child should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had :

  • a fever of 100 degrees For more in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • an undiagnosed skin rash
  • untreated head lice

Please notify the school if your child has a contagious condition like chicken pox, strep throat or head lice.

Absences due to Illness:
Students are allowed up to 8 total absences a year, or 3 days in a row, due to illness. A doctor's note must be provided if your child is gone from school more than 8 total days over the school year, or 3 days in a row. Because your child's health is important to us, school staff can help your child if you do not have health insurance or cannot afford to see a doctor.  Please contact your school if you need help.

Absences for your student should be called in to the attendance office at 668-5005