School Health Services
Colleen McIlhenny M.Ed BSN RN, CSN
FIRST AID AND HEALTH
First aid is administered to students in case of accidents or illness occurring at school. Students who are vomiting or have a temporature above 100 degrees will
be sent home. If a student has a serious injury or illness that requires immediate
medical attention 911 will be called and the parent notified at that time. If a
student has an injury that causes pain or a mobility issue the parent will be called.
The parent will also get a call for any and all head bumps and any eye injury., If a
child comes to the Health Office too often, the parents will be consulted. Every
minute in the Health Office is a minute lost from instruction or recess. These
students are also exposed to students who are ill.
The school MUST have emergency phone numbers to contact you if your child
becomes ill at school. You may want to have someone (a neighbor or relative)
provide an alternate place to take your child if you cannot pick him/her up
from school in a timely fashion. We will not release a child to anyone who is
NOT written on the emergency card. Please keep the school informed if
there is a change in your phone numbers at home, work or those people who
are your emergency contacts.
We urge you to keep your child home if he/she has the following conditions
and seek medical attention
temperature of 100 degrees or more
head lice [ please call school nurse as well ]
rash [ If your child is sent home from school with a rash,please provive a
physicians note to return to school]
PHYSICAL AND DENTAL EXAMINATIONS
Pennsylvania State law requires that all children entering school in kindergarten or
first grade must have a physical and dental examination. Dental examinations are required for students in third grade. Parents may have their family doctors do the
exam and return the forms to the nurse'soffice. If forms have not been returned,
the examinations will be offered to be done free of charge by the school doctor or dentist. Parents who choose to have the school doctor or dentist do the exam will be notified of any physical or dental problems noted. A The height, weight, vision. and BMI of every child are checked each year. In Kindergarten through Third grade.
Seventh and Eleventh hearing will also be checked.If you suspect your child is
having difficulty with their hearing or vision,please do not hesitate to call to have
the screening done.
FREE OR LOW COST CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE: CHIP
-Please stop by the Health Room for an application