Health Services Staff
Mrs. Megan Metro RN/CSN
The following is a listing of the services provided for all students:
Vision Screening-every year, K-12
Hearing Screening-Grades K,1,2,3,7,11 and special classes
Medical Examinations-the PA Health Act requires exams of all children in grades K, 6, 11 by a private physician or the school doctor
Scoliosis Screening-Grades 6 & 7-Scoliosis is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
Speech and Language Screening-Pre K and Kindergarten
Students are weighed and measures once every year in grades K-12
Dental examinations for grades 1, 3, and 6
First aid for injury and illness occurring at school
At the beginning of each school year an individual emergency card is sent home. Please read, complete and sign the card, returning to school. It is important for the school to have these cards available in order to contact you or a designated relative/friend in case of illness and/or accident.
When Should A Child Be Kept Home From School
If a child has any of the symptoms below, he/she should be kept home for the day:
Temperature of 99.6 or above, runny nose, red eyes, sneezing or coughing, a rash or a sore throat are all signals that the child is coming down with a cold or an infection. These symptoms are usually contagious, so keeping the child at home will safeguard both your child and others. If the early stage symptoms are not neglected, the period of absence from school will be short.
Painful symptoms such as earache, vomiting, diarrhea, toothache, or severe headache are obvious reasons for a child being put to bed rather than sent to school.
*First aid is given to all students when accidents happen in school. We ask that, when accidents happen at home, the parents take care of these situations before the child is sent to school.
In an extreme emergency where the child finds it necessary to take medicine while attending school, a single dose of prescribed medication must be taken to the school nurse in a container from the pharmacy labeled with the student's name. This must be accompanied by signed, written instructions from the physician and authorization from the parent on a form provided by the school.
schools are experiencing and increase in the incidence of pediculosis(head lice). We ask for your cooperation in controlling this problem.
No one is immune to head lice.
Please inspect your child's hair thoroughly
Contact nurses for more information