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Healthy students are successful students

Licensed school nurses provide a variety of services that support a healthy learning environment for all students and staff in District 196. Each day, our school nurses assist with more than 2,500 student visits. We are committed to providing students with health conditions access to their education by facilitating their independence and creating a community of support by working collaboratively with the student, their family and district staff. School nurses promote optimal student health for optimal learning. 


All students are welcome in school. There are no exclusions for health conditions or illness, unless directed by the Minnesota Department of Health or Centers for Disease Control. Our nurses work with students and their families, staff and health care providers developing accommodations for school attendance. 

Establish healthy habits early to ensure your child’s success

Instilling healthy habits and routines (adequate sleep/nutrition) and consistent attendance ensures a student’s success in school even as early as kindergarten. We know that too many absences/tardies, for whatever reason, can cause children to fall behind both academically and socially.

The school district will follow the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health for recommended exclusion and notification for vaccine-preventable diseases including mumps, measles, rubella, pertussis, diphtheria, viral hepatitis, chickenpox and meningitis. Families will not be notified and students are not excluded for lice, pink eye or strep throat.

Distance Learning Information for Nurse Danna

Home office hours are 9 am to 12 noon Monday through Friday

Danna will be checking email and voicemail throughout the day.  Messages received after 3 p.m. may be answered the next school day.  District 196 License School Nurses will be working shifts at the day care centers set up at 2 of our schools for emergency personnel and healthcare workers over the next several weeks.  We are also meeting on a regular basis to collaborate on ways to continue to support our students.  Please know we are here for you.  Stay healthy...stay safe...stay home....and take care.

Portrait of Danna Steffen


Licensed School Nurse, Public Health Nurse

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday during the school year (Summer hours vary)

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