To provide health services and health education to District 272 schools. To remove or modify barriers to learning that are caused by health related issues by working collaboratively with educators, administrators, support staff, students and families.
School Health Services Team
The school health services team focuses on promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff so that learning is maximized. The school nurses are:
Judy Gerstenberger, R.N.
Rob Susca, R.N.
Patty Morrow, R.N.
MeLissa Rose, R.N.
Robin Morlan, R.N.
JBE, LHS, MVHS
Health screening and referrals: vision and scoliosis
Immunization compliance review
Communicable Disease monitoring/control/prevention
Health Education: Hand washing, Growth and Development, Dental Health, Asthma Education, HIV/AIDS
Visits to schools: individual student/staff visits and consultation and referral for health related issues
Attend school’s multidisciplinary team meetings when student or school issues have a health-related component
Distribute health supplies to schools
Identify ‘medically fragile’ students and implement health care plan/emergency plan
Liaison to families and community for information related to health, financial assistance/health insurance.
Provide CPR/AED and First Aid training to school district staff.
- Enterovirus D68 Fact Sheet
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Ebola
- Cytomegalovirus Disease (CMV)
- Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
- Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum)
- Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie Virus Infection)
- Pityriasis Rosea
- Scarlet Fever
- Strep Throat
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
Panhandle Health District: www.state.id.us
Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov
American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org
North Idaho School Nursing Cooperative: www.snoi.org
Communicable Disease Guide and First Aid Handbook
National Pediculosis Association: www.headlice.org
Great information about head lice detection, treatment and prevention
- Everyday Preventive Actions