Back to school/start of school information:
Please be sure that your child is current on all necessary physicals, vaccinations, immunizations, dental and vision screenings prior to the start of the new school year, or as needed. If you have any questions about the ages of required immunizations, etc. please see below, or feel free to check the PA Dept of Health Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/immunizations/14141/school_children_immunizations/
Allergy season! If your child suffers from SPECIFIC seasonal allergies, please be sure to let your child's teacher know. Also, if your child gets any scratches, splinters, etc that may be distracting or require treatment, please make every attempt to manage these concerns at home. Should you feel it may be necessary to obtain treatment during the day, please discuss your concerns directly with your child's teacher or the school nurse so that we are aware. Together with your family physician, we can determine the best way to minimize disruptions during the school day.
Just a few other reminders -If your child exhibits signs of a stomach illness (diarrhea, vomiting, etc) please keep the child home until the symptoms have resolved. Remember, a medication you give in the morning may not last all day, which results in your child becoming ill again at school. It also sets up the potential to pass illnesses to other students.
While we understand that a sick child can cause inconvenience to a family, it is important to contain the spread of germs. Furthermore, hurrying your child back to school can cause a setback and result in a child having an extended illness. Ultimately, you know your child best.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Kim DeChurch, RN, CSN through the main office for assistance. Thank you!
PCS policy specifies that if your child has a fever over 100, they MAY NOT attend school until they have been fever free WITHOUT MEDICATION for 24 hours.