• Health Services

    The Forest Lake School District’s Health Service mission is to promote the health, safety and well being of students. We strive to reinforce healthy behaviors and remove health related barriers to learning.

    Each school building has a health office that is primarily staffed with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). There are also three Licensed School Nurses (LSN’s) who cover the district. As a team the LPN and LSN will provide professional support to students enrolled in the district. Several school buildings also have LPN's that work in Special Education with students who have medical needs.

    The School District has developed policies and procedures that are based on recommendations from the MN Department of Health (MDH) and the MN Department of Education (MDE). The state of MN also has several laws pertaining to student health that must be followed. The health and well being of every student is important. How an illness can effect the student population as a whole is considered when developing these policies and procedures. 

    For more information on Student Health Services, click here.

     

    Nurse's Notes

    Our District Nurse's will be adding information on a monthly basis. Check back here and click on the links below to learn more:
    Click here for information on Measles and for a direct link, click here for the MDH website/Measles.
    Click here for information on 6th to 7th grade transition.
    Click here for information on the AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) in all district buildings.
    Click
    here for information on Children's Dental Health
    Click here for information on influenza (flu) or norovirus (gastroenteritis).
    Click here for information on flu prevention/how to reduce the spread of germs. 
    Click here for information on our lice procedure.
    Click here for information on when to keep your student home from school. 
     

    District Head Lice Procedure

    Forest Lake Area Schools has updated the procedure for managing students with head lice. The change is to better align with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). Students can return to class after treatment for active head lice. To respect confidentiality, parents of unaffected students will not be notified.

    More information about this change can be found here.
         


    Important Health Information for Parents

    Forms for Parents


     
     
     
  • Health Services Directory

     
    District School Nurses:
     
    Darla S. John, BSN, RN, LSN
    Office - (651) 982-8460
    djohn@flaschools.org 
     
    Stephanie Kapfer, BSN, RN, LSN
    Office - (651) 982-3133
    skapfer@flaschools.org 
     
    Shannon Stachowiak, BSN, RN
    Office - (651) 982-8338
    sstachowiak@flaschools.org 
     
    District Nurse Fax: (651) 982-8542


    Elementary School Health Offices:

    Central Montessori, Angie Taylor, LPN- (651) 982-3150
    Columbus, Susan Gustafson, LPN - (651) 982-8905
    Forest Lake, Angie Lindberg, LPN - (651) 982-3203
    Forest View, Megan Kulenkamp, RN - (651) 982-8214
    Lino Lakes, Joe Zeleny, LPN - (651) 982-8852
    Linwood, Jackie Bruhjell, LPN - (651) 982-1902
    Scandia, Christine Smith, LPN - (651) 982-3304
    Wyoming, Jami Kenyon, LPN - (651) 982-8004
    St. Peter's, Annette Kuusisto-Smith, LPN - (651) 982-2215


    Secondary School Health Offices:

    Area Learning Center, Angie Taylor, LPN - (651) 982-3150
    Century Jr. High, Stacey Julien, LPN - (651) 982-3009
    Southwest Jr. High, Dana Pfenning, LPN - (651) 982-8710
    High School, Heather Johnson, LPN - (651) 982-8423