Nurses Office

Back to school health bulletin

Welcome Back

Dear Barnum families and friends,


My name is Melissa Johnson and I am writing to introduce myself as the new school nurse of the Barnum School District. Many of you already know me from having worked in our school for the last 3 years as both a playground supervisor and as a substitute nurse.


A few things about myself: I am married and have one child who will be a 3rd grader at BES this year. As far as my nursing background and education: I am a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Western Governors University. I began my nursing career in 2008 and have since held positions in Medical Surgical Nursing, ICU, and Labor and Delivery.

Immunizations

Childhood Vaccinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19

Please remember the importance of screening your children every morning before sending them to school. If a child becomes symptomatic at school I will do a temperature check/symptom screen. Please review the following video below and become familiar with signs/symptoms. It is also very important to NOT medicate your child with Ibuprofen/Tylenol if they have a fever at home prior to sending them to school. If they have a fever at home they should not be coming to school.
COVID-19 Symptoms PSA

Covid- 19 Testing Sites in Carlton County

  1. CMH Raiter Clinic has a mobile testing site in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, but a doctor’s order is necessary before testing. Call 218-879-1271 to talk to a doctor. They will also accept orders from doctors outside CMH. The CMH Nurse Hotline is also available 24/7 at 218-499-6799 for advice.

  2. FDL Human Services has a mobile testing site by appointment only at Min No Aya Win Human Services Center. Testing will be limited to those who are experiencing symptoms and who have had a telehealth visit with their Fond du Lac medical provider. Call 218-878-2120 to schedule a visit if you’re having symptoms.

  3. MedExpress Urgent Care is providing COVID-19 testing at the clinic located at Pine Tree Plaza in Cloquet (by Super One). If you are seeking COVID-19 testing, visit http://www.medexpress.com/covid19 to review the CDC-based screening criteria prior to visiting. If you believe the screening criteria apply to you, call the local clinic at 218-878-7903. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  4. Gateway Family Clinic in Moose Lake offers COVID-19 testing with a doctor’s order. Call 218-485-4491 to arrange to speak with a physician.

  5. Cromwell Medical Clinic offers COVID-19 testing with a doctor’s order. Call 218-644-3811 to arrange to speak with a physician.


Medication Drop Off for Elementary Students

Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 10am-12pm

3813 East North Street

Barnum, MN

If your child is prescribed any medication that is to be taken during the day while at school please email me at mjohnson@isd91.org to schedule your time slot for drop off.

Medication Drop Off for HIgh School Students

Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 12-1:45pm

3675 County Road 140

Barnum, MN

If your child is prescribed any medication that is to be taken during the day at school please email me at mjohnson@isd91.org to schedule your time slot for drop off.

Medication Consent Form