State Mandated Services for children include an annual height, weight, and vision screening. Hearing screening tests are given to students in grades K-3 as well as new students. Students will be assessed for their Body Mass Index. Information relating to this measurement will be sent home in the fall. Precautions are taken to ensure student privacy during all examinations. Any problems or deviations are rechecked in school and serious problems are reported to the parents/guardians.
The State of Pennsylvania requires that all children entering school for the first time show proof that they have had a physical exam by a doctor, as well as dental examinations for students in grades one and three. A school physician and a school dentist are available to assess your child if you do not have a private doctor. Please return your preference form to the nurse as soon as possible.
Health Care Provider lists are available in the Health Room should you need assistance locating a provider.
Before your child may attend school, you must show proof of adequate immunization from a doctor or clinic:
4 DPT doses (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus – one after the 4th birthday)
4 Polio doses (one after the 4th birthday)
3 Hepatitis B doses
2 MMR doses (measles, mumps, rubella)
2 Varicella doses (chicken pox)
If your child is exempt from immunizations due to religious or medical reasons, your child may be removed from school during a disease outbreak.
The administration of prescription and /or over-the–counter medication to children during school hours should be avoided whenever possible.
Administration of medication in school may occur when you:
Complete the permission form with the doctor and parent signatures
Have an adult supply the medication in the original container to the nurse
Children may not transport medication to school as per district policy
Parents will be notified to refill the medication supply, as needed, and will receive notification at the end of the year to pick up any remaining medication by the last day of school before medications are discarded.