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.
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
- Student Health Services Information
- Medication Information and Forms
- Immunization Information and Forms
- Health Conditions
- Hearing and Vision Screening Information
- Mental Health Resources
- Suicide Prevention Resources-updated information coming soon
- Homebound Instruction
Forms for Parents
- Other health conditions
- Authorization for Administration of Medication at School
- Parent Permission for Over the Counter Self Carry Self Administer Medication (7th-12th grade only)
Health Services Directory
District School Nurses:Darla S. John, BSN, RN, LSNSecondary schools & St Peter'sOffice - (651) email@example.comTrisha Pizzuti ,BSN, RN, LSNElementary schoolsOffice - firstname.lastname@example.orgColleen Flaten,RN,BSN,LSN,M.EdSpecial Education & Third Party BillingOffice - (651) email@example.comDistrict Nurse Fax: (651) 982-8542
Elementary School Health Offices:Columbus, Alicia Sandell, LPN - (651) 982-8905Forest Lake, Anita Humphreys, LPN - (651) 982-3203Forest View, Megan Kulenkamp, RN - (651) 982-8214Lino Lakes, Joe Zeleny, LPN - (651) 982-8852Linwood, Jackie Bruhjell, LPN - (651) 982-1902Scandia, Christine Smith, LPN - (651) 982-3304Wyoming, Jami Kenyon, LPN - (651) 982-8004St. Peter's, Cathryn Zerwas, LPN - (651) 982-2215
Secondary School Health Offices:Area Learning Center, Angie Taylor, LPN - (651) 982-3150Middle School, Dana Pfenning, LPN - (651) 982-3009High School, Heather Johnson, LPN - (651) 982-8423