School Nursing Services

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GFPS Nurses are Here for You  

Pre-School

Skyline ELF:  Maureen Balyeat, RN    268-6411

Elementary Schools

Chief Jo:  Jean Matus, RN    268-6679
Giant Springs:  Mary Trystianson, RN    268-7816
Lewis and Clark:  Alice Steiner, LPN    268-6707
Lincoln:  Beth Chabot, RN    268-6804
Longfellow:  Donna Sanders, RN    268-6874
Loy:  Courtney George, RN    268-6890
Meadowlark:  Cassie Hogan, RN    268-7288
Morningside:  Amy Williams, RN    268-7823
Mountain View:  Briana Ceynar, RN    268-7329
Riverview:  Trista Hollern, RN    268-7015
Sacajawea:  Kendal Nagel, RN    268-7700
Sunnyside:  Jacquie Gilles, RN    268-7857
Valley View:  Krystal Tweet, RN    268-7490
West:  Jess Bernard-Krogue, RN    268-7700
Whittier:  Shauna Cook, RN    268-7241

Middle Schools

East:  Stefanie Cummings, RN    268-6500
North:  Becky Brown, RN    268-6529

High Schools

CMR:  Jen Gunter, RN    268-6131
GFH:  Amanda Spring, RN    268-6332
PGEC and Lead Nurse:  Erica Harp, RN    268-7700
You may leave a message for any of the nurses listed above at 268-7700

Resources for Parents and Staff:

Sending your child to school with medical needs:

If your child has any medical conditions please do not hesitate to speak with your child’s teacher, principal, or school nurse.  School nurses are available to help assess what your child needs to succeed at school and we can develop Individualized Health Care Plans or Emergency Care Plans for them.  Below are some quick references for common medical issues, but we understand that our students have many other medical needs beyond those listed here.

For the student with Asthma

  • If your child will have an inhaler in the office please provide the school secretary with a physicians order for their medication.
  • Here is the Asthma Care Plan for your child to be filled out with their symptoms and returned to the school with yours and their physician’s signature.
  • If your child will be carrying their own medication please have your doctor sign the MT Authorization to Self Carry and Self Administer Asthma Medication form and give a copy to the school to keep on file.
  • Would you like more assistance with your child’s asthma?  Cascade City-County Health Department nurses are prepared to help!  Please contact the Montana Asthma Program Home Visiting program at 406-761-9888. Or visit their website by clicking here: MAP

For the student with life threatening allergies

  • Please refer to our suggested guidelines for sending your child to school with allergies:  Allergy Recommendations
  • If you will have an Epinephrine auto-injector kept at school for your child please make sure that the office has a copy of a doctor’s order for ALL medication.
  • Here is the Allergy Care Plan that will need to be completed and signed by yourself and the doctor.
  • If your child will be self-carrying their Epinephrine auto-injector please have your medical provider complete the MT Authorization to Self Carry and Self Administer Allergy Medication form to keep on file at your child’s school.

For the student with Diabetes

  • Please refer to our suggested guidelines for preparing to send your child to school: Diabetes Recommendations
  • Diabetic Medical Management Plan (DMMP)-to be completed with child’s physician
    • DMMP for students injecting insulin with a pen or syringe
    • DMMP for students with pumps
    • Here is a link to the orders from the Montana.gov site.

Quick Links to GFPS Emergency Care Plans (ECP)

We ask that all students with a potentially emergent medical condition have an ECP on file with their school.  These plans can be reviewed annually and/or changed as needed for your child.  Please contact a school nurse if you have questions.

Examples of other Emergency Care Plans:

We will gladly accept different Emergency Care Plans from your child’s health care provider or from another agency as long as they are reviewed by a school nurse. 

Links to useful resources:

Parent Coronavirus (COVID-19) letter

Influenza Fact Sheet

Measles Fact Sheet

Mumps Fact Sheet

When to Keep Sick Kids Home

GFPS Nursing Department Lice Information

School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (www.foodallergy.org)

American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)

Cascade City-County Health Dept

MT Asthma Program for Cascade County (MAP)

Kidshealth.org (helpful information about diseases and healthy living)