Welcome to Our Health and Wellness Page!
Student health significantly influences one’s ability to participate fully in the School community. Our school nursing staff strives to enhance each student’s well being by ensuring that each student has a complete medical history including up-to-date emergency contact forms. We believe that good student health begins with prevention and we regularly screen students for vision and hearing services in accordance with Pennsylvania state regulations.
We provide care to students with chronic illnesses and minor injuries. We’re your partners in supporting your child’s health.
Student Health Forms
School Health Forms are an important part of providing a safe and supportive school experience for your children. Please send your child’s health information at the start of each school year to allow us time to address health concerns and put plans in place for your child’s health.
The following forms are required annually in each of the following grades:
- All students entering Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9 will need a physical examination. The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.
- Students entering Kindergarten, Grade 3 and Grade 7 will need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse
Medical Health Update Form
Physicals in K, 6th and 9th
Physical Exam Form
Kindergarten, 3rd and 7th grade and need dental exams:
PDF of Requirements
Student Medication Policy
Prescription and non-prescription medications can be administered during the school day by the school nurse with the following regulations:
The medication must be in the original container supplied by the physician, practitioners, or pharmacist and delivered at the beginning of the school day to the school nurse or principal. Controlled substances (Ritalin, etc.) must be hand delivered by a parent/guardian
Non-prescription drugs require a note from a physician including prescribing information.
A parent/guardian can come to school to administer medications but must report
to the school nurse or principal before dispensing the medication to the student. We strongly recommend that children not carry medications on their person, in
their lunch pail or school bag. In the event that the student needs to carry their
own medication (e.g. the use of inhalers), the nurse may, with the agreement of
the principal physician, and parent, permit students to keep their own
medications, if they can safely do so.
Request for Administration of Medication
Over the Counter Medication Form (Tylenol etc)
It is important to know the communicable diseases that can affect your children, their symptoms, and how they are transmitted, so that you can take the best measures to prevent/treat them. Please see the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Chart.