School Health Services

"You can't educate a child who isn't healthy, and you can't keep a child healthy who isn't educated"
~ Jocelyn Elders


Molalla River School District acknowledges that health  is vital aspect of student well being and contributor to success in the academic setting.

School Health Services is a function of the Supported Education Department whose mission is:
To work collaboratively with our general educator colleagues in providing free and appropriate public education, which promotes independence, to eligible students in the least restrictive environment. 

School Health Services are a component of overall school health that provide comprehensive health related services to individual students and the student population.  

he National Association of School Nurses Board of Directors defined school nursing as:

"A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students.  To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning."


  • School Health Services Program Coordination

  • Complex Needs Population and High Acuity Case Management 

  • Health Policy & Procedure

  • Communicable Disease Management and Public Health Liaison 

Dr. Jan Olson, DNP, MSNEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
District School Nurse
Ph (503) 759-7394
Fx (503) 759-7466

Office at Molalla High School

  • General Population and ELL Case Management

  • Medication Administration Oversight

  • Asthma & Allergy Management

  • Training  Coordination 

  • Screening Coordination

Amanda Bickford, BSN, RN
District School Nurse
Ph (503) 759-7556
Fx (503) 759-7466

Office at Molalla River Middle School