My name is Cristina Fontana and I am the Registered Nurse at Orchard Park Elementary. This is my third year as School Nurse.  I earned my bachelor's degree in nursing from Marian University in Indianapolis. Prior to working at Orchard Park Elementary I worked as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis.  I have a second bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Radiation Oncology, and have enjoyed working with cancer patients for over 15 years.  I was born and raised in South America, thus being bilingual in Spanish. My husband and I live in Zionsville, and have one daughter and two sons. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing yoga, and traveling. 

I enjoy being a health advocate for our students and parents. I am very excited to be the School Nurse at Orchard Park!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My hours are 7:40 am to 3:10 pm while school is in session. I look forward to meeting you!

Cristina Fontana, RN, BSN







Wash Your Hands

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.

When washing hands with soap and water:

1. Wet your hands with warm water.

2. Apply a generous amount of soap.

3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds.

4. Rinse your hands.

5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.

6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

1. Apply product to the palm of one hand.

2. Rub hands together.

3. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.  

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, after cleaning the toilet, after handling anything soiled with stool and before eating and preparing food.