School Health Services

Welcome to the School Health Services page

Certified School Nurse

Michele Higgins, MSN, RN, CSN


High School: (814)744-8544  Fax: (814)744-8762

Health Technician

Renee Shouey, LPN


Elementary: (814)744-8541   Fax: (814)744-9229

Today’s school nurse is an integral partner in each student’s educational team. In addition to providing health services and nursing care for students in the office, school nurses are instrumental in identifying trends and issues that impact student health as well as promoting wellness in areas that affect academic success.

Please help the school nurse care for your child by informing the nurse if your child has:

  • New diagnosis or change in health status
  • New medications or a change in medication
  • Serious illness, injury or hospitalization
  • Fractures, sprains, casts or sutures
  • Diagnosis of concussion
  • Diagnosis of contagious disease- such as strep throat, pertussis, chicken pox, etc.
  • A life-threatening or new allergy
  • Changes within the family that may impact the student while in school

Please help the school nurse by:

  • Updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so that the nurse can always reach you
  • Notifying the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy

Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or greater within the past 24 hours. Must be fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications prior to returning to school
  • Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
  • Any contagious infections. Ask your doctor when your child will no longer be contagious.  Strep infections must be treated for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Rash of unknown origin- this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your healthcare provider
  • Untreated head lice
  • Children with pain should be taken seriously. Earaches, toothaches, abdominal pain and frequent or severe headaches should be evaluated by a healthcare provider

Please feel free to contact your child's school health office if you have any questions or concerns.

Health office updates

  • May 20, 2024

    Summer Reminder

    Summer break is a great time to make appointments for check-ups, physicals, dental exams and eye care specialist appointments. Students who will be entering Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade will require updated immunizations, prior to starting back to school in the fall. For more information on Pennsylvania's school immunizations requirements, please click on the link for "Immunization Requirements" on this page.

  • Mar 4, 2024

    Mandated Health Screenings

    *****2023-24 Health Screenings*** **

    School Health screenings are now complete for the 23-24 school year.  If your child received a referral form indicating the need for further evaluation, please make an appointment to have a professional examination to determine if there is a need for further care or treatment.  Please contact the School Health Services’ office for more information or questions about growth screenings and Body Mass Index-for-Age (BMI) percentiles, which are available upon request.

  • Feb 4, 2024
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    PA Children's Health Insurance Program

    The Children's Health Insurance Program — or CHIP — is Pennsylvania's program to provide health coverage to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Regardless of the reasons your children might not have health insurance, CHIP may be able to help you. For more information visit...