RSU 3 Nurse’s Office
568-4606 fax 568-4636
Heidie Piersiak, BSN, RN
Heidie graduated from University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has been a
nurse for 33 years and employed by RSU3 for 25 years. Previously Heidie worked as an ICU
nurse, in the Surgical Recovery Room, in pediatrics and as a hospice and home health nurse.
She also works in Telemedicine during vacations-providing nursing oversight to patients at
home. Heidie lives in Knox with her husband Tom and daughter Holly. She enjoys kayaking,
swimming, cross-stitching, sewing and crafting. Heidie especially enjoys spending time with her
four grandsons and family.
Laura Stewart, BSN, RN
Laura graduated from Husson University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has been a
nurse for 29 years and employed by RSU 3 for 19 years. Previously she was a home health &
hospice nurse and a medical-surgical nurse. Laura lives in Unity with her husband and has
horses, dogs, cats and goats! She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, and horseback riding. She
especially enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and 3 adult children.
The RSU 3 School District employs two full time registered nurses. A nurse is usually present at
the Mt. View complex every day, at the outlying elementary schools every week and available
by phone at any time. The nurses oversee the administration of medications, consults on and
provides first aid, develops plans of care for medically fragile students, monitors the
immunization status of the students, performs vision/hearing screenings, monitors students
growth patterns, maintains the fluoride and mobile dental program, teaches CPR and First Aid
to staff, maintains the AEDs in each building, and works under the direction of the school
Vision screenings and height and weight screenings are provided for students in grades K, 1, 3,
5, 7, and 9. Hearing screening are done in grades K, 1, 3 and 5. If you or your child has a
concern about one of these areas and screening is not scheduled, please call or send a note and
we will screen the student as soon as possible. Parents are informed of the screening results
ONLY if a student does not pass. In that case you will receive a referral form advising further
evaluation by a physician, and requesting that you return the referral form to us after your child
is seen. Please note that screenings are basic tests and do not take the place of a thorough
evaluation by your physician.
We offer FREE fluoride varnish for kindergarten through 5 th grade students. The fluoride
varnish is the same varnish offered at the dentist. Please take advantage of this service
especially if you currently pay for fluoride at your dentist. The School nurse does a quick dental
screening (not to replace an exam by the dentist) in the fall and applies the fluoride varnish 2
times a year. The varnish program replaces the fluoride swish program we had in the past.
The medical needs of many of our students have become increasingly complex. We would be
happy to address any special needs or concerns with you. If you identify a medical problem on
the emergency card, you will receive a health questionnaire so that we may get more specific
information regarding your child’s health and needs at school. Please inform us if your child has
had a change in their health status during the school year. If your child needs immediate
attention due to a health concern please call the nurse’s office at 568-4606.
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE/INFORMATION
RSU 3 Health Forms