Health Services

A Message from Our District Nurses

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Welcome to the RSU 25 School Health Services!

The school nurse is a registered professional nurse certified with the Maine Department of Education working in the school setting who strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children.

The major focus of school nursing services is to provide accessibility and support needed to reduce barriers, prevent illness, and improve learning for children with both acute and chronic illnesses. The school nurse works closely with principals and special education directors in schools to enhance understanding of illnesses and provide resources on ways to advocate, protect, and promote student health.

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Health Services follow specific guidelines related to reportable and/or communicable diseases. If the nurse determines that a student is unable to remain in school, a parent/guardian will be contacted to arrange for dismissal. When a student returns to school after surgery, injury, or extended illness, a doctor's note is requested to indicate restrictions or nursing care needed. These are times when good communication with the school nurse can set the stage for assistance with questions, concerns, or referrals that may be beneficial for the student. Each school nurse has expertise in childhood diseases, growth and development, and school requirements that may be helpful.

As District Nurses we cover grades Pre K to 12.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to the district nurses to discuss their child’s health needs.


Jinger Pepin MSN, RN  

Lorraine Lugdon MSN, BSN, ACM

Meet Your Nurses!

Jinger Pepin MSN, RN:

Graduated from Husson University in 2001 with her BSN and graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020.   In her years of clinical nursing she has various experiences as a pediatric staff nurse, traveling nurse, pediatric case manager, school nurse, home health care nurse, and specialty nursing in the NICU/PICU.  She enjoys educating and has worked at Husson University as a clinical instructor, clinical coordinator, and for CHCS teaching pediatric courses. She is passionate about wellness and keeping children healthy so they can learn better!

Jinger loves the outdoors and enjoys running, biking, hiking, skiing, and coaching soccer.  She also loves spending time with her family.  She resides in Orrington with her husband, three children, dog, and two cats.


Lorraine Lugdon MSN, BSN, ACM:

Graduated from EMCC with her ADN in 1995, University of Me at Ft. Kent with her BSN in 2018, and University of Southern Maine with her MSN in 2024.  She has also obtained certification in acute care case management.  During her nursing career she has worked in cardiac critical care, medical/surgical, home health, and case management. She has found school nursing to be an exciting and rewarding experience while working to keep children happy and healthy in school.

Lorraine enjoys the ocean, searching for sea glass, fishing, and spending time with family.  She is married with three grown children and one grandchild.