Health Services

*Please note that the Annual Health History and Over The Counter Medication Consent forms will be available through the Sapphire Parent Portal. Each student will need an updated Health History form submitted for the 2021-2022 school year. Paper copies will only be sent home upon request. 

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Philipsburg-Osceola Area Health Services Staff

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome back! We hope you and your child are staying safe and healthy.

  • Please review the FAQs document on the district webpage for answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and your child.
  • Please review the COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Form at home daily before sending your child to school and follow the guidance on when to stay home.
  • Have your child stay home from school for COVID-19 symptoms; if they were tested for COVID-19 for any reason and awaiting  test results; your child has had a positive test result for COVID-19 and is in isolation; your child is quarantined due to being considered a close contact with a positive case; you have traveled to a high risk area.

Please view the following link regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c.html

Any questions can be directed to the Certified School Nurses:

 

Michelle Bamat, RN, BSN 

Middle School Certified School Nurse

mbamat@pomounties.org

 

Alyssa Price, RN, BSN

Philipsburg Elementary Certified School Nurse

aprice@pomounties.org

 

Tiffany Walstrom, RN, BSN, MEd

Osceola Mills Elementary and High School Certified School Nurse

twalstrom@pomounties.org

 

Mandy Billotte, LPN

Osceola Mills Elementary and High School Health Office Assistant

mbillotte@pomounties.org

 

  • Students requiring prescription medications at school this year we are asking parents to bring medications to schools. Medications must be in the original pharmacy container with a written order from the physician, a written note from the parent with student name, parent signature with date, and number of pills in the bottle. Please bring the medication(s) to the main office and the nurse will meet you at the office.
  • Students requiring inhalers may have the physician fax the order to the appropriate school. It is recommended by Department of Health that a spacer or chamber be used with the inhaler. Due to COVID-19, we are not able to at this time provide nebulizer treatments at school as the nebulizer is considered and aerosolizing treatment. It is currently recommended that you send your child to school with an inhaler and chamber.  Please call the school nurse for questions or concerns.
  • Please remember to use Sapphire parent portal to provide the school nurse with updated health information and a copy of updated immunizations.  Required immunizations include: 7th grade-Tdap & MCV, and 11th grade second MCV. Please note that PO Cyber students and Homeschool students are required to show proof of immunizations.     

* If experiencing difficulty uploading forms using Sapphire parent portal, please email the school nurse or submit a help ticket using the link found under the parent tab on the district webpage. 

 

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keeping well students separated from ill students, there will be a change in health office procedures and expectations that may affect the way students visit the health office. At the present time, classroom teachers will be calling nurses regarding ill or injured students prior to sending them to the health office. 

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