School Health Services


 

School Nurses

Elementary

Cindy DeLuca

Barrett Elementary
Franklin Primary Center

Barrett 412-464-3600 ext. 5530
Franklin 412-464-3600 ext. 6530

Mary Ellen Totin

Park Elementary 412-464-3600 ext. 4530

Secondary

Amber Thomas Middle School/High School
412-464-3600 ext. 2530

MANDATED SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

All students must:

  • Be properly immunized

The following are the minimum immunizations that are required for all students entering school for the first time.

ALL GRADES K-12

4
doses of tetanus (1dose after the 4th birthday); 3doeses if series stated after 7 years of age
4
doses of diphtheria (1 dose after the 4th birthday); 3 doses if series stated after 7 years of age
3
doses of polio
2
doses of measles
2
doses of mumps
1
doses of rubella
3
doses of hepatitis B
2
doses of varicella or written statement form physician/designee indicating month and year of disease or serologic proof of immunity

GRADES 7 - 12

1
dose of Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap)
1
dose of meningitis vaccine (MCV4)

ATTENTION PARENTS: The Allegheny County Health Department offers free immunizations. The health department is located at 3441 Forbes Avenue in Oakland. Call 412-578-8060 for clinic hours. No appointment is needed.

All students must:

  • Have physical examinations
  • Have dental examinations

The school health law requires physical examinations for children entering school for the first time and in grades 6 and 11. Dental examinations are required for children entering school for the first time and in grades 3 and 7.

Physical Examinations

The school health law requires physical examinations for children entering school for the first time and in grades 6 and 11. All completed physical exam forms MUST be received by September 15th in the school nurse’s office.

Dental Examinations

All students entering school for the first time and in grades 3 and 7 are required by the State of Pennsylvania to have a dental examination. All completed dental exam forms MUST be received by September 15th in the school nurse’s office.

The state recommends these exams be done by your private physician/dentist since they can best evaluate your child. If you would like the school physician/dentist to do the required exams please let your school nurse know at the beginning of the school year.

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Illness and/or Communicable Diseases

In order to prevent the spread of communicable disease and to insure rapid recovery with a minimum of after effects, it is advisable to keep a child home from school when he or she shows one or more of the symptoms or disorders listed below:

  • chills
  • fever
  • earache
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • skin rash or sores
  • enlarged glands
  • pains-tenderness or swelling
  • red or discharging eyes
  • Strep Throat – Stay home at least forty-eight (48) hours from initiation of medicine.
  • Pink Eye – Stay home at least twenty-four (24) hours after initial treatment and no further drainage.
  • Pediculosis (head lice) – Stay home at least until removal of all nits and completion of proper shampoo treatment. A child must be checked by the school nurse upon return to school.

Emergency Care Forms

Every child must have, on file in the school office, a completed Emergency Care Form. This form must be completed and returned to the school office within 10 days of receipt by the student. This form should consist of a list of current phone numbers in order to reach you in the event of an emergency. This may consist of a home number, cell number, parent work numbers, a relative or neighbor. It is extremely important that you contact your child’s school with any changes or additions to the Emergency Care Form immediately.

Illness

Every child should be apparent good health before leaving for school each morning. If a student should become ill or injured at school, you will be notified. Parents will be asked to come or send someone for a sick or injured child. No child is permitted to leave the school until an adult reports to the office and signs the necessary form.

Medication

Every effort should be made to administer medication at home. Only essential prescribed medicines will be given by school personnel and only after the proper forms have been completed by parents. Forms are available in each school office. NOTE: No over the counter medicines will be given.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL NURSE.



 


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