A nurse from LakeWood Nursing Service Staffs the School Nursing office on school days from 9:30 – 1 p.m.
In addition to the daily attention and care given to students, the School Nurse also ensures the following healthy activities are performed for the health of the students:
- Hearing and Vision Screening
- Scoliosis Screening
- Health Education
- Health Assessments
- Immunization Screening Clinics
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AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR AVAILABILITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Lake of the Wood Public School has purchased seven (7) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use at public gatherings on the school premises. On December 17, 2007, the Lake of the Woods School Board adopted Policy #750-USE OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED). In compliance with this policy, this notice will serve as notification of the availability of the AEDs on the school premises.
The AEDs are located in the following locations in the building:
- Hallway F in the High School nearest Room F135 on the far northeastern corner of the building.
- School Commons nearest the men’s lavatory.
- Hallway near the Pool Entrance directly across from the Facilities & Transportation Supervisor’s office.
- Each of these sites are marked by a sign with a heart and the letters AED and a white cabinet below the sign containing the AED.
The Lake of the Woods School has purchased four (4) portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use at public gatherings outside of the school building. These will be available at the ball fields and track on school property on the Bear’s team bench. Off-campus, they will be available at the Baudette Arena and Oak Harbor Golf Course.
Head lice are a common childhood nuisance. It is a good idea to regularly look in your child’s hair for any evidence of lice or their nits. The nits are tiny particles stuck to the hair shaft. If found, you will need to treat your child and carefully comb the hair daily until all of the nits are removed. Further information can be found on the MN Department of Health website. Links are provided below. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be contacted at the school between 9:30 and 1:00.
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used commercial tobacco product among youth, so it is critical that public health officials and the general public understand the potential risks of using them. The Minnesota Department of Health has a variety of resources available for schools and parents to combat e-cigarettes and vaping.
According to the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey, one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. That represents a 54% increase from the 2016 survey, in which 17% of 11th graders reported vaping. The jump among eighth graders is even more significant, with nearly twice as many students (11% in 2019 compared to 5.7% in 2016) reporting using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.