Reminders

Reminders

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have their immunizations completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have the Tdap and MCV vaccines completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 12th graders are required to have the 2nd dose of MCV vaccine completed prior to the first day of school.
  • All other students that have been notified of immunization needs are required to have these completed prior to the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Immunization Documentation (this is either an updated copy of the immunization record, a note signed by the doctor noting the date of the appointment, or a Religious/Moral Exemption) MUST be completed by the FIRST day of school.  If it is not, after 5 days, your child will be at risk for exclusion (they will not be allowed to attend school) until the documentation has been received.

Exams and immunizations may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Reminder

Reminders for next school year

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have their immunizations completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have the Tdap and MCV vaccines completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 12th graders are required to have the 2nd dose of MCV vaccine completed prior to the first day of school.
  • All other students that have been notified of immunization needs are required to have these completed prior to the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Immunization Documentation (this is either an updated copy of the immunization record, a note signed by the doctor noting the date of the appointment, or a Religious/Moral Exemption) MUST be completed by the FIRST day of school.  If it is not, after 5 days, your child will be at risk for exclusion (they will not be allowed to attend school) until the documentation has been received.

Exams and immunizations may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Health Lessons for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades

In the next few months as part of our fourth, fifth and sixth grade health program, students will be receiving important information about puberty.  The lessons for fourth grade are provided for girls only.  In addition, the 6th grade students will receive information regarding HIV/AIDS.  The goals of the program are to present up-to-date information and to emphasize the importance of healthful living.  The programs are presented separately.  The puberty lesson for girls will be taught by the Certified School Nurse and the lesson for boys will be taught by the Health and Physical Education teacher.  Written materials will be used and sent home for follow-up discussion and as a reference for your child.

The DVDs and complementary materials will be available for parent preview in your child’s school.  Contact the school nurse to make arrangements if you wish to preview the materials prior to February 28th.

If you would like to have your child excused from either topic, please notify the school nurse in writing no later than February 28th.

For any questions please contact your school nurse.

For more information see the letters sent home to each grade level.

2018-4th-Grade-Puberty-Letter

2018-5th-grade-puberty-letter

2018-6th-Grade-Puberty-and-HIV-Letter

 

Free Flu Shot Clinic

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing an influenza clinic.
Eligible adults and children are welcome.
Walk-ins are accepted

WHEN
2 – 6 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2018

WHERE
SACA Senior Center
545 Pershing Ave.,
Lancaster, PA 17602

Please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 717-299-7597
if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.

See flyer for more details Flu-Shot-Clinic-Feb-8

Kindergarten Registration Information

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements (28 PA Code Ch.23)

Children in Kindergarten need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (usually given as a DTaP or DTP or DT or Td) – one dose must be on or after 4th birthday
  • 4 doses of polio – 4th dose must be on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella (usually given as MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B (properly spaced)
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

Vaccine Information can be found at: www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov

Vaccine compliance is determined by the number of doses and spacing of vaccine doses.

The time for completing immunizations decided by the PA Department of Education and the PA Department of Health is now 5 days. To prevent your child from being excluded from school, you must provide one of the following by the first day of school:

  • A copy of the required immunizations
  • A written plan to complete immunizations signed by a licensed health care provider

If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover immunizations, please call one of the organizations below:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health at (717) 299-7597
  • LGH ChildProtect at (717) 544-3811

In addition to the above vaccinations, a physical exam and dental exam are also required for entry into a school in Pennsylvania.  The physical and dental exams should be completed by the first day of school.  Forms and other health information is available on the nurse’s blog under forms.

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A certificate of immunization exemption must be presented if there is any reason that a child cannot be vaccinated against these diseases.  If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak.

 

Health Screening Results

Health screening results will again be posted to the Parent Portal in Sapphire.  The Health Screenings include height/weight (BMI), vision, hearing and scoliosis in applicable grades.

If you prefer or require a paper copy of your child’s BMI letter, please contact the Certified School Nurse in the building by phone or email.   The Certified School Nurse will then mail home a copy addressed to the parent.

Free School Immunizations

For Children Who Are Uninsured
or Have Medical Assistance

See attached flyer:  Free Immunization Clinic Flyer 2017

Children 6-18 years old can get their required immunizations
for the new school year at one of these locations:

Call 1-888-LGH-INFO (544-4636) to register

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location:  Together Community Center
3293 Lincoln Highway East
Paradise, PA 17562
(Old Paradise Elementary School)

 

Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 3 PM – 7 PM        Location:  Suburban Pavilion
Wellness Conference Room
2100 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

 

Registration is required. Please bring your child’s
immunization records to the appointment.

 

Physicals, Dentals, and Immunizations Reminder

Just a reminder as we close out this school year and head into summer…

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have their immunizations completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have the Tdap and MCV vaccines completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 12th graders are required to have the 2nd dose of MCV vaccine completed prior to the first day of school.
  • All other students that have been notified of immunization needs are required to have these completed prior to the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Immunization Documentation (this is either an updated copy of the immunization record, a note signed by the doctor noting the date of the appointment, or a Religious/Moral Exemption) MUST be completed by the FIRST day of school.  If it is not, the time period to have the documentation turned in has been shortened to 5 days.  After the 5 days, your child will be at risk for exclusion (they will not be allowed to attend school) until the documentation has been received.

Exams and immunizations may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.