Welcome to Our Health and Wellness Page!

Nursing

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 insuring 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:

Student Health Update Form

Physicals in K, 6th and 9th

Physical Exam Form

Kindergarten, 3rd and  7th grade and need dental exams:

Dental Form

Kindergarten and new students need immunization records:

2017-18 School Vaccination Requirements Comprehensive Information

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

Tylenol-Ibuprofen Administration Authorization

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.