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 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

*LSN: Licensed School Nurse                          *RN: Registered Nurse                          *LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse

Harley Hopkins 

Julie Weig, LSN

Sandra Whisler, Early Childhood Screening Nurse

Susanna Bertelsen, Early Childhood Screening Nurse

Eisenhower Elementary

Nohora Estes, Health Associate

Laura Kelzer (District Lead Nurse), LSN

Alice Smith Elementary

JoAnne Robinson, Health Associate

Laura Kelzer (District Lead Nurse), LSN

Gatewood Elementary

William Cole, RN

Glen Lake Elementary

Jody McDermott-Baty, LSN

Tanglen Elementary

Hawa Williams, Health Associate

Laura Kelzer (District Lead Nurse), LSN

Meadowbrook Elementary

Karen Tusa, LSN

North Middle School

Ann Salzer, LSN

West Middle School

Jana Balfany, LSN

Hopkins High School

Tianna Morris, Health Associate

Bridget Nelson, RN

Transition Plus

Nathalee Morse, Health Associate

Kathleen Gangnon, LPN

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