Seizure Smart Schools 
 
We are committed to making all schools in Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota "seizure smart." When teachers, students and all school personnel better understand epilepsy, they are more equipped to provide the best possible environment for our students with seizures.  Seizure Smart Schools is a TEAM effort - school staff, parents and kids can all make a difference when we work together!
 
SCHOOL STAFF

The sample forms linked below provide guidelines for collecting data relevant to educational planning for students with epilepsy and can be adapted to meet individual and institutional needs. Each form requests information critical to appropriate health management planning, which can occur only if the data are used collectively.  Click HERE for classroom activity sheets to help educate your students!

Student Interview Form
To be completed by the school nurse through an interview with the student, when age appropriate. The student's understanding of his or her epilepsy will provide valuable information in health management planning. The form should be updated every six months or when changes occur.

Seizure Observation Record
To be completed by school personnel when reporting a seizure(s) and/or medication side effects. 

Seizure Action Plan
Designed to provide basic information about a student's seizure(s), and medication, as well as what school personnel should do for the student during a seizure.  It should be distributed at the beginning of a school year, when a diagnosis is made or when a change in health status occurs. 
Click here for a first aid poster.
Books and other materials are available to use in the classroom to discuss epilepsy and seizures with students.  Contact Amanda Pike at apike@efmn.org or 651.287.2313 if interested in these resources.

SCHOOL NURSES

For more information about the next School Nurse Training, please call Amanda Pike at 651.287.2313.

For online training, click here.


PARENTS
Questionnaire for Parents
To be completed by the student's parent(s). In some cases the school nurse may need to interview the parent(s) to clarify and fill in the information requested. The form should be updated annually or when any changes occur and will assist school personnel in recognizing a student's seizure(s), responding appropriately, and planning.

Seizure Information Sheet
Designed to provide basic information about a student's seizure(s), and medication. It should be distributed at the beginning of a school year, when a diagnosis is made or when a change in health status occurs.

Parent Packet
Resources are available for parents to help make their child's school experience a success.  The packet includes many of these forms and information about advocating for your child, information to be given to your child's teacher, etc.  Complete the form below or call 651.287.2310 / 1.800.779.0777 ext 2310 to order your free parent packet.  This packet is only available in our service areas of MN, ND and SD.

Classroom Kits
We also have kits that are available for students to take to their classrooms. These kits have materials to use with the other students to help them understand seizures and epilepsy.  Included is also information for the teacher about working with students who have seizures.  Complete the form below or call 651.287.2310 / 1.800.779.0777 ext 2310 to order your free classroom kit.  This packet is only available in our service areas of MN, ND and SD.
STUDENTS

November is National Epilepsy Month!  Order your FREE Classroom Kit to help educate your friends and classmates about seizures in November, or ANY time of the year! 

For questions about the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's "Seizure Smart School" Initiative, please contact Amanda Pike at apike@efmn.org  651.287.2313.
 
Seizure Smart Schools Classroom Education
These free classroom presentations are designed to educate students about seizures and how to properly respond to a classmate having a seizure.

Epilepsy ABC's
This program is designed to educate elementary school students about epilepsy and seizures and encourages acceptance of differences.

Find out the Facts
This program is designed to educate middle school students about epilepsy and seizures, as well as dispel the myths around epilepsy.

Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts
This program designed to educate high school students about epilepsy, thereby creating a more understanding and supportive environment for teens with epilepsy.
To schedule a free presentation, call 651.287.2310 /1.800.877.7779 ext 2310 or use this online form:

Additional Resources:
Epilepsy Classroom

Seizures in School.

Classroom Kit / Parent Packet Request Form
Use this form to request a Classroom Kit and/or a Parent Packet.

 Classroom Kit
 Parent Packet
 I have epilepsy.
 I have a child with epilepsy.
 My spouse/partner has epilepsy
 A family member has epilepsy
 I work with people with epilepsy
 Other
 

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