Mrs. Sonja Mack, RN

Phone: 907-352-8216

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BSN, RN, NCSN

Mrs. Sonja Mack, RN

Welcome to Wasilla High School Nurse Page

I am so excited to be working at Wasilla High School again this year!  I have been a school nurse for the past six years and I am a proud graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing. I have been honored to devote my career as a school nurse to help advance the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement, and overall health of students. My passion is to help maximize the health and well-being of our students here at Wasilla High School so they may attain the most from their quality education. This will provide them the foundation for health, success, and happiness in life.  I believe all children should have a school nurse. If you would like a glimpse into the role of a school nurse, please see the brochure Alaska School Nurses Make a Difference.  I welcome any questions or feedback, so please do not hesitate to contact me by phone, email, or stop by my office.  Please feel free to explore the links to the left to find school district medical forms and helpful website links. Please know that I am available and here to help your student and family. I look forward to working with you!

 

Kindest Regards,

Sonja Mack, BSN, RN, NCSN

School Nurse

Wasilla High School

701 East Bogard Road

Wasilla, AK  99654

Phone 907.352.8216

Fax 907.352.8280

sonja.mack@matsuk12.us

Office Hours: 7:15am-2:45pm

 

***Currently Wasilla High School is closed due to COVID-19 government mandates-we will continue remote learning for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year-see below info on how to contact me***

I am still available to work with students and families as needed and would love to hear from you. See below information to assist you during our school closure while remote learning is going on for the remainder of the school year. For further district updates visit the MSBSD webpage on COVID-19. 

 

Please reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of resources during this difficult time. I am still here to help you. I can be reached by phone, email, or Google Hangouts. If you leave me a voicemail, I will return your call within 24 hours. I am available M-F from 9am-12pm on Google Hangouts to chat or video conference. The district also has a nurse/counselor call center at the help desk by calling 761-HELP (4357). District nurses are available M-F 8am-4pm to assist families.     

 

Please everyone stay safe at home, practice social distancing, remain home if you are sick (unless for an urgent or emergent medical need), WASH YOUR HANDS, and please take care of yourself & your family during these unprecedented times.  We shall see each other soon if we all do our part right now to take care of ourselves, our families, our friends, and our community.  Know that I am here to help you.  ~Nurse Sonja 

 

If you or someone you are concerned about is sick and you suspect COVID-19, please see these online resources from the CDC:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms, Self-Checker Tool, and When to Seek Medical Care

Coronavirus (COVID-19) What to do if You are Sick?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Caring for Yourself at Home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Caring for Someone at Home

 

Urgent Care Providers in the Valley Offering "Mobile" COVID-19 Testing & Evaluation

The below Urgent Care Providers in the Valley are doing "mobile" evaluations and COVID-19 testing from your car in their parking lot.  Please follow directions for check-in from their parking lot signs or their front door signs to be seen. Please do not enter their building if there is a concern for COVID-19, rather remain in your car and call them from you cell phone for check-in to see a provider. Once you are checked-in, the provider will come to your car for evaluation and possible testing, if testing is determined to be necessary. Decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians. The CDC has provided information about COVID-19 testing and who should be tested.  You can also call your primary care provider directly for help and guidance.

  1. Mat-Su Regional Urgent Care (MSRUC) Wasilla clinic ONLY
    • 352-2880, Open 7 days a week (9am-5pm)     
  2. Capstone
  3. Lake Lucille Urgent Care
    • 352-4200, Open 7 days a week (M-F 8am-6pm, weekends 9am-5pm)
  4. Wasilla Medical
    • 373-6055, Open 7 days a week (M-F 9am-8pm, weekends 10am-6pm)

Information on how to protect yourself & others from Coronavirus (COVID-19):

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. See helpful tips below from the CDC on how to minimize your risk of contacting this virus.  Simple things such as knowing how the virus spreads, washing your hands, avoiding close contact-especially when others are sick, covering your mouth & nose with a cloth cover when out in public, covering your coughs & sneezes, not touching your face, and cleaning & disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily can help you reduce your risk of becoming sick.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to Protect Yourself and Others

How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 with Cloth Face Coverings and Ideas for DIY Cloth Face Coverings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Distancing, Quarantine, & Isolation

 

Cloth Face Coverings

A tool that may help to minimize transmission of COVID-19 while people are around others outside of their household is the use of face coverings. Please see State of Alaska DHSS Health Alert 010 for  recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings and their website regarding cloth face coverings.  Here is also a short video from the surgeon general on how to make your own simple face cloth covering at home.

 

Community Resources

Please feel free to utilize this link for Community Resources & COVID-19 Support Links that I have compiled. This PDF link has helpful information & links as to where to find meals/food for those in need, local resource referral services such as 211, other available resources during this pandemic, and informative & trustworthy online COVID-19 links. Know you can always reach out to me if you need help finding resources. Also, many of these agencies are in need of community volunteers and donations to help make a difference right now-reach out if you are able to assist in making a difference. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Online Resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

State of Alaska DHSS COVID-19

Mat-Su Borough COVID-19 Hub

Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy COVID-19 News

Alaska 211 One Stop Resource for Finding Help in our Community

United Way Mat-Su Valley Resource Guide

Coronavirus Information for Students YouTube Video

NASP Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

Unicef: How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During COVID-19

Healthy Children.org Novel Coronavirus

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