PA STATE MANDATED HEALTH SCREENINGS
Physical Exams are required upon initial entry into school, in 6th, & 11th grades. Physical examinations should be submitted at the beginning of the school year in which it is due. January 1 is the deadline for all required physical examination reports. Students who fail to meet this deadline will be excluded from school until the examination report is received.
Dental Exams are required upon initial entry into school, in 3rd, & 7th grades. Dental examinations should be submitted at the beginning of the school year in which it is due. January 1 is the deadline for all required dental examination reports. Students who fail to meet this deadline will be excluded from school until the examination report is received.
Growth and Vision screenings are done annually by the school nurse.
Hearing Screenings are done by the school nurse in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 and all other children who are newly enrolled in the district or who have a history of a hearing disorder or concern.
Scoliosis Screenings are done by the school nurse in 6th & 7th grade.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Sick and injured children must be picked up from the school within a reasonable amount of time. Health room facilities are not capable of properly caring for children for a whole school day. Working parents should be prepared to leave work to care for their children or have made arrangements for someone else to care for them. In the event of a severe illness or injury, an ambulance will be called to transport the student to the appropriate hospital.
Emergency Contact Information:
Correct information provided by the parent/guardian is vital, especially in an emergency.
Every student must have up-to-date contact information in our student information system. Please contact your student’s school if any information changes throughout the year.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION COMPLETELY! It is imperative that the following information be provided:
Phone numbers where parents/guardians can be reached at home, at work, or even when out running errands. Please include all cell phone and/or email addresses when available.
Emergency contacts: Please provide names and phone numbers of persons who are willing and able to transport, care for, and assume responsibility for your child in case of illness or injury.
Medical conditions: Please provide information regarding medical conditions/chronic illness/diseases, all medications taken (at home and at school), all allergies, including medications, insect stings, foods, and environment. In an emergency, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THIS INFORMATION BE COMPLETE, DETAILED, AND ACCURATE. If 911 needs to be called, a copy of this information will be sent to the hospital with the EMS personnel.
Illness Guidelines for Children in School:
If a student becomes ill, he/she should stay home until fully recovered. Students should stay home for:
Temperature of 100 degrees or higher
Vomiting related to illness
Diarrhea related to illness
Suspicious skin rash
Eye that is red and has drainage
Children should remain at home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. If they have a fever, they need to be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. For a prolonged illness, a doctor’s note should be provided on return.