School Nurse Services

Health News

Greenville Public Schools strives to promote and maintain a healthy environment for all our students, staff, parents, and community members who visit our buildings.

Partnership with Spectrum Health Healthier Communities

The school district in partnership with Spectrum Health Healthier Communities employs a full-time Registered Nurse, Katie Hoffman, RN. Ms. Hoffman provides health services for all of our district buildings.

To assist our staff in providing safe emergency and routine health care to our students, we need parent feedback and communication.

Spectrum Health Resource Page

Action Plan of Care

If your child has any of the following health conditions we ask that an Action Plan of Care be completed for each school year.  These conditions are:

  • Asthma

  • Allergic/Anaphylaxis Reactions to food, insects, latex, etc.

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

  • Cardiac/Heart condition

  • any other health concern regarding routine or Possible emergency care at school.

These Action Plans can be obtained at school or by calling Britni Burch, RN at 616-225-1000 ext 8169.

Medication Administration Permission Form

Greenville Public Schools is a drug-free school zone. In compliance with this and our school policy, ANY STUDENT, requiring Prescription or Over-The-Counter medication requires a Medication Permission slip signed by both the parent and physician.  This must occur if your child will be self-medicating such as many High school students do (ie. Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.), or if the staff at your child's school dispenses the medication to your child. This form must be received at school before any medication can be dispensed or for your child to bring to school to self-medicate.

This form can be obtained at the school office or by calling Britni Burch RN at 616-225-1000 ext 8169.

"Do I send him/her today or not"?

It can be difficult to know when to keep your child home from school due to illness. The control of communicable diseases in our schools is always of concern.  Simple "Rules of Thumb" of when to keep a child home are if any of the following are exhibited:

  • fever

  • vomiting

  • diarrhea

  • uncontrolled cough and runny nose

  • rash without a diagnosis by a health care provider

Healthcare/Health Insurance

If you are in need of assistance in finding a family physician or dentist or possibly have questions regarding health insurance for your family, please call  Britni Burch, RN at 616-225-1000 ext. 8169.

Greenville Public Schools recognizes that many of our families have gone through financial changes and hardship. Parents, as well as the school staff, realize a student's health is important to their academic success also.  A website that may be helpful with information regarding health insurance for children is MI-Child or call 1-888-988-6300.