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District Health Services

Last Updated: 8/31/2020 10:56 PM

We strive to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students at Potlatch School District #285.



Dona Merrell, RN Facilitator, School Health Services & Certified School Nurse

Potlatch Elementary School: 208-875-1331

Potlatch Jr-Sr High School: 208-875-1231



2020-2021 Welcome Letter from Dona Merrell, Certified School Nurse

COVID-19 Protocols & Resources



In an effort to adhere to Idaho laws regarding school immunizations, as well as to provide a healthy environment for our students, we have provided the following resources about school immunizations.

Immunization Requirements, K-12

As required by Section 27-8.1 of the IDAHO School Code, the annual District Immunization Summary for Potlatch School District #285 may be viewed from the Idaho State Board of Education under "immunizations at this link.



Our Student Handbook details the services we provide in the SChool Health Services Department. 


Each student in the Potlatch School District must submit a Student Medical History Form. Please complete this form and return it to your student's school. The information provided to the school on this form allows us to develop individualized care plans for your student, should those be needed. It also keeps us informed of any health concerns you may have so we may better address the needs of our students. This information is kept confidential. 



  • Individual care plans addressing allergic reactions and chronic health conditions
  • Medication Management
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • "Growing Up" Classes
  • Counseling Services


We will need a signed Medication Authorization Form for any medications to be given to your child at school. This form will also need to be signed by your medical provider for all prescription medications with dosage instructions. All medications, including over-the-counter meds, such as Tylenol or allergy medicine, need to be provided in the original container along with the Medical Authorization Form signed by the parent/ guardian with instructions for dosage, frequency and use. 

Contact Us
Potlatch School District #285
635 Pine Street
Potlatch, ID 83855
Phone: 208.875.0327
Fax: 208.875.2560