School Nurse

The Ely School Nurses would like to welcome students and parents back to school for the 2020-2021 school year! Both nurses can answer any questions you may have concerning COVID-19 or other illnesses. Feel free to get in touch with any questions or concerns and they will do their best to answer them.

The Washington Elementary nurse is Betty Erickson.  She is located in room 34 in the Washington Elementary School. If you have questions please feel free to contact Betty Erickson at 365-6166 ext 1741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will be available from 7:30-3:30 Monday to Friday in the elementary.

Mary Schwinghamer will be the nurse in room 10 of the Memorial building. Mary's email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and her phone extension is 1789. She will be available 7:30-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

Illness Or Injury

Regular attendance at school is of the utmost importance but we suggest that you do not send your child to school if they show signs of the following:

  • Fever: Do not attend school if fever is above 100 degrees F orally, before fever-reducing medications.
  • Diarrhea: Do not attend school until diarrhea stops or medical exam indicates that it is not communicable.
  • Vomiting: If a student vomits during the school day, a parent/guardian is expected to pick up their child.
  • Rash with fever: Do not attend school until a healthcare provider indicates that it is not communicable.
  • Eye drainage: Do not attend school until 24 hours after treatment of a purulent (pus) drainable. 
  • Strep throat:  do not attend school until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.

If a child becomes ill or is injured during the school day parents will be notified.  Parents will be expected to pick up their child.  

Address

600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731

Contact

Phone: (218) 365-6166
Fax: (218) 365-6138