The state of Pennsylvania mandates all6th grade students to have a physical examination on file. This mandate affects your child for the 2020-21 school year. Private physical exams with updated immunizations should be completed and dated on or after July 1, 2019.
At this time, we are asking that no unnecessary visits be made to our school building. We prefer that 6th grade physicals be sent to us via email. Please send your completed physical exam forms to:
Please see the COVID-19 Resources tab for all information related to COVID-19
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Because of the extremely contagious nature of Bacterial Pink Eye, we ask you to consult your doctor before sending your child to school with the following symptoms: thick mucus or pus draining from eye, if eye is red, puffy, itchy or painful.
If your child has had three or more watery stools in a 24 hr period, especially if your child acts or looks ill, it is recommended that they do not come to school.
A temperature of 100.0 or higher is an indication that your child could be contagious. Giving a child Tylenol or Ibuprofen will bring the temperature down, and make them more comfortable, but it will not prevent them from passing their illness on to classmates. Please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours.
A child with an unidentified body rash should be kept home. If you have a physician’s note stating that it is a "non-contagious rash" and they are not too uncomfortable to focus they may return.
If your child has vomited within the past 24 hours, please keep them home.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact your school nurses.
Medications orders are required from a physician/licensed provider for all medications to be given at school. This includes prescription, over the counter and herbal remedies.
The order from the licensed provider must include:
Name, signature and phone number of the licensed provider
Name of medication
Route and dosage of the medication
Frequency and time of medication administration
Date of the order and discontinuation date if applicable
Specific directions for administration if necessary
A parent/guardian or a responsible adult designated by the parent/guardian should deliver all medications to the school. The medication must be in the original pharmacy labeled bottle or packaging or over the counter packaging including medication, name dosage and frequency of administration.
For prescription medications the label must include:
Name, address, telephone number and Federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) number of the pharmacy
Directions for use (dosage, frequency, time of administration, route, and any special instructions)
Name and registration number of the licensed prescriber
Prescription serial number
Date originally filled
Name of medication and amount dispensed
Controlled substance statement when applicable
Medications in plastic bags or containers other than their original pharmacy container are not acceptable
A parent/guardian or a designated adult will be responsible to pick up any unused medication at the end of each school year or if it is discontinued. Any medication not retrieved by the last student day will be disposed of.
Children will be permitted to carry epinephrine auto-injectors and inhalers home on the last day of school. If you do not wish to have your child carry these medications home with them, please contact the school nurses. Any epinephrine auto-injectors and inhalers not retrieved by the last student day will be disposed of.
New School Year
A new prescription is required at the beginning of every school year for medication that is taken or available at the school on a long term basis. Medication orders from a physician/ licensed prescriber are valid for one school year and the summer only.