Health Services

Maintaining Healthy Children in a Healthy Learning Environment

We believe in keeping our students — your children — healthy.
 
The primary goal of the Department of School Health Services is to ensure the good health of each child so that they can perform to the best of their abilities in the classroom. Our Certified School Nurses (CSNs) oversee the health screening programs required by the state of Pennsylvania in addition to providing assistance with illnesses and injuries that occur during the school day.
 
Individual health care plans are developed for students with specific health needs in collaboration with parents and physicians. Parents and guardians are encouraged to call, email or visit the school nurses in order to discuss your child's health concerns. 
A picture of apples.

Required Immunizations

All students in all grades are monitored for required immunizations according to Pennsylvania School Guidelines. Periodically, these requirements are updated by the State. Parents are notified when their children will be required to update vaccines.  For more information regarding school vaccinations, please see the resources below:

School Immunizations Information
(Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Health)

Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

Child gets immunization.

Health Screenings and Physical Exams

To ensure your child's health is in check, we require students to have regular health screenings and/or physical exams.  Regular screening programs help to identify potential issues and allow for a course of corrective action to take place before a condition might worsen.

The following is a schedule of screenings required of your child:

  • Growth, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Vision Screenings: Occur in all grades K-12
  • Hearing Screenings: Occur in grades K-3, six and nine
  • Physical Exams: Required for entry (kindergarten or first grade), grades six and 11.  These are usually conducted by a family physician. If you do not have health insurance, contact your school nurse to arrange for a school physician to conduct the exam. This form will need to be filled out by the doctor and returned to your child’s school.
  • Dental Exams: Required for entry (kindergarten or first grade), grades three or seven, and are usually conducted by a family dentist. A dental exam will be provided by the school dentist if the dental exam form isn’t returned.
  • Scoliosis Screenings: Occur in grades six and seven to determine if there are any concerns about the development of the spine.
Student raises right hand during hearing test.

Staff Contacts

Health Services Director
Mrs. Krista Fagnano, MSN, RN
570-327-5500 x40316