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
Physicals in K, 6th and 9th
Kindergarten, 3rd and 7th grade and need dental exams:
*Exemption from immunization –
Written documentation must be submitted to the school – Immunization Exemption Form
(a) Medical exemption. Children need not be immunized if a physician or the physician’s designee
provides a written statement that immunization may be detrimental to the health of the child. When
the physician determines that immunization is no longer detrimental to the health of the child, the
child shall be immunized according to this subchapter.
(b) Religious exemption. Children need not be immunized if the parent, guardian or emancipated
child objects in writing to the immunization on religious grounds or on the basis of a strong moral
or ethical conviction similar to a religious belief.
Student Medication Policy
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.