Health Services


    All District Health Rooms are staffed by Certified School Nurses, Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses during school hours. The Certified School Nurse (CSN) is an RN who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a PA Department of Education Certification in School Nursing. Our district CSN's must cover more than 1 building, therefore the Assistant School Nurses cover the schools on the days the CSN's are assigned elsewhere.

    Christine Tripp is the Certified School Nurse at Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School. Mrs. Tripp has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cedar Crest College, her School Nurse Certification from East Stroudsburg University and her Masters of Arts in Education from Gratz College. She was a school nurse in the Bangor School District before joining Salisbury's nursing staff in 2006. Mrs. Tripp was employed as a staff nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital for over 30 years and is an AHA CPR instructor. Mrs. Tripp has worked in many areas of nursing and school nursing is her favorite experience.

    Sarah Ongiri is the SMS part time School Nurse Assistant. She started her nursing career working at Muhlenberg Hospital on the Orthopedic Unit 17 years ago. While working there, she also explored many other aspects of nursing including clinical trials, IV field nursing and working in the Quakertown Community School district's healthroom. She enjoys the challenge nursing brings and strives to treat everyone she meets with compassion and kindness. Sarah is also a mom to three kids and enjoys family time, travelling, spending time outdoors and fitness activities, especially yoga, which she is certified to teach.

    Please call the SMS Health Room with any questions or concerns at 610-791-0830 ext. 3520. The SMS nurses can be reached via email at  or Below are SMS health room forms. Do not use the physical examination form for sports physicals. Please email to obtain the proper paperwork.

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