Student Wellness Policy
FOR ATTENDANCE IN ALL GRADES, children need the following:
• 4 doses of tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
• 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
• 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella**
• 3 doses of hepatitis B
• 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td
**Usually given as MMR
The requirements can also be downloaded here.
Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, Section 1402(a)* states "Each child of school age shall be given by methods established by the Advisory Health Board, (I) a vision test by a school nurse, medical technician or teacher, (2) a hearing test by a school nurse or medical technician, (3) a measurement of height and weight by a school nurse or teacher and (4) such other tests as the Advisory Health Board may deem advisable to protect the health of the child. Vision tests shall be given at least annually and other tests at intervals established by the Advisory Health Board."
Mandated Physical Exams
Required on original entry - K or 1st grade. The physical exam form can be downloaded here.
Mandated Dental Exams
Required on original entry - K or 1st grade and in 3rd grade. The dental exam form can be downloaded here.
When an illness is serious enough to warrant the administration of medication, the parent of guardian should make every attempt to administer the medication before or after school hours.
If it becomes necessary for prescribed and/or over-the-counter medication to be given during school hours, a medication authorization form from the prescribing doctor or dentist shall be required. Additionally, the medication must be brought into school by a parent/guardian and must be labeled with the following information:
Child's first and last name
Name of the medication
Amount of the medication to be taken
Time the child is to take the medication
The procedure is the same for controlled substance medications (i.e. Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.). All medication will need to be picked up at the end of the school year by a parent/guardian.