A letter from your nurse:
Dear Spartan Families,
My name is Riana Damjanovich and I serve as the District Nurse for Nashwauk-Keewatin Schools. Many of the students call me “Nurse D.” I know that our communities are feeling the impact of COVID-19 and the changes that are happening around us. This is a stressful and ever-changing time for all of us.
If you have questions about available resources or coordination of healthcare services, please email me at email@example.com or call me at (218) 885-1280 ext: 51154.
If you feel that you or a loved one are in a crisis, please dial 2-1-1 for assistance regarding essential community services.
If you feel that you or a loved one are suicidal, please text 61222 for assistance.
If you would like to use Telemedicine and speak to a doctor, here are a few options: PlushCare, Doctor on Demand, OnCare, and MDLive. They are available 24/7. Telemedicine helps to manage ongoing conditions, like depression, diabetes or hypertension; everyday care issues like hair loss or birth control; and urgent care issues, like cold and flu, sinus infections or UTIs.
PlushCare is available at https://plushcare.com/
Doctor on Demand is available at https://www.doctorondemand.com/
MDLive is available at https://www.mdlive.com/
OnCare is available at https://www.oncare.org/
Essentia Health E-Visits are available at https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/e-visit/
Please feel free to reach out if you are unsure about any of the above.
Remember, the best prevention measures for you and your loved ones are to wash your hands often, cover your cough and sneeze into your elbow or tissue, wear a cloth face covering, and stay home as much as possible.
Videos for Students
Cloth masks are one of the easiest ways we can limit the spread of COVID-19. And while our littlest Minnesotans are less affected by COVID-19, they can still get sick or spread the virus to others who might be severely impacted. We need everyone five and up to mask up. Parents – start practicing good mask wearing habits with your kiddos this summer so they’re ready for whatever the fall brings. Make it part of your routine to put on a mask any time you head out the door. It’s like tying your shoes or riding a bike – it takes some practice, but it’s best if we all know how to do it safely. Let’s mask up, Minnesota! For up to date information about COVID-19 visit health.mn.gov
A face shield (a clear plastic barrier that covers the face) is primarily used for eye protection for the person wearing it. At this time, it is not known what level of protection a face shield provides to people nearby from the spray of respiratory droplets from the wearer. There is currently not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of face shields for source control. Therefore, CDC does not currently recommend use of face shields as a substitute for masks.
A face shield allows visibility of facial expressions and lip movements for speech perception and may be used as an alternative to a face covering in the following situations:
For optimal protection, the face shield should extend below the chin anteriorly, to the ears laterally, and there should be no exposed gap between the forehead and the shield’s headpiece.
Early Childhood Screening
Who: Children 3 and 4 years of age
What: Screening in early childhood supports children's readiness for Kindergarten and promotes health and development. Screening includes vision and hearing, height and weight, immunization review, large and small muscles, thinking, language and communication skills as well as social and emotional development. Early Childhood Screening or a comparable comprehensive screening is required for public school Kindergarten entrance.
When: September 25th, 2020
October 23rd, 2020
February 26th, 2021
Please call (218) 885-1280 ext.51154 for an appointment.
Where: Nashwauk Lutheran Church
304 3rd Street, Nashwauk, MN 55769
Immunizations are important to keep your child and those around them healthy at school. Vaccines are recommended throughout childhood. Specifically, there are vaccinations required before Kindergarten and prior to entering the 7th and 12th grades.
If you do not plan to have your child immunized for medical reasons or personal beliefs please submit a notarized conscientious objection form or documentation from your physician indicating medical exemption.
Hearing and Vision Screening
Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all children receive a hearing and vision screening annually from kindergarten through third grade and in grades five, eight, and eleven. If vision or hearing difficulties are detected at screening, you will be notified by the District Nurse. If you have concerns regarding your child's hearing or vision, please let the District Nurse know.