If your child currently has medication in the Nurse’s office please plan to pick it up on or before the last day of school, June 4th. Medication must be picked up and form signed by a parent/guardian. Medication that is not picked up will be discarded.
Vaccinate Lancaster will be hosting walk-in 1st dose clinics of the Pfizer vaccine at locations throughout Lancaster County. 2nd doses will be scheduled when you receive the 1st dose.
Ages 16 and older. Minors (ages 16 and 17) must bring a legal guardian to the vaccine clinic to sign a consent form.
Walk-in (No appointments needed) on May 10, May 17, May 24 from 2 PM to 6 PM
Walk-in (No appointments needed) on May 12, May 19, May 26 from 2 PM to 6 PM
Walk-in (No appointments needed) on May 13, May 20, May 27 from 2 PM to 6 PM
In addition, The South Asian Association of Lancaster will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturdays through May 15 at the Wyndham Resort in East Lampeter Township.
The vaccine clinics are free and open the public.
For more information about vaccines for COVID 19 please see the immunizations page.
Prior to coming to school each day, families should screen their student(s) for any symptoms that could indicate a health concern. This practice serves to protect students and staff. Should there be any concern about symptoms that may appear to be indicators of COVID-19, please contact your school nurse. Any students that do not feel well should stay home for 48 hours. If you are keeping your child home for illness, please contact the school nurse.
Is your student experiencing any of the following?
Category A (1 or more symptoms):
● Cough *
● Shortness of breath
● Difficulty breathing
● New olfactory disorder (loss of smell)
● New taste disorder
Category B (2 or more symptoms):
● Fever (100.4 or higher)**
● Sore throat
● Runny nose/congestion
● Muscle pain
● Nausea or vomiting **
● Diarrhea **
Your student should stay home for 48 hours if your student:
● Has one or more symptoms from Category A OR
● Has two or more symptoms from Category B OR
● Are taking fever-reducing medication.
*Some children, such as those with asthma, may cough normally. A child should stay home if they have a new or different cough.
** As always, if your child has just a fever (100.4 or higher), vomiting, or diarrhea, we
recommend keeping them home from school. These can be symptoms of COVID-19, but they can also be caused by any other common illnesses that children could spread at school.
In school, if your student presents with one symptom from Category A or two symptoms from Category B, he/she will be sent home for a minimum of 48 hours with additional instructions by the school nurse as necessary.
If your student or any member of your household is being tested for COVID 19 please notify your school nurse. Click the Contact Us link for contact information.
In an effort to reduce the number of people in the building and comply with state regulations for social distancing we are asking if your child takes medication at school that you would schedule a time with your school nurse to drop off medication prior to the start of the school year. If you are unable to drop off medication prior to the first day we request that you avoid coming to the school during student drop off and pick up times. Also, when dropping off medication, please limit to 1 person entering the building. If you are unable to come alone, please contact the school nurse prior to your arrival so arrangements can be made. School Nurse Contact information can be found here: School Nurse Contact Information
UPDATE FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: Please note the current time period of 5 days for completing immunizations set by the PA Department of Health and PA Department of Education has been suspended for a two-month period after the beginning of the school year in response to the impact of the COVID-19 disaster emergency. At this time you have 60 days from the first day of school to complete the required immunizations.
The Department of Health continues to stress the importance of immunizations. Childhood immunizations are essential to individual and population health. Immunizations protect children against the potentially devastating effects of vaccine-preventable diseases. The specified regulations are being suspended temporarily only in response to the impact of the COVID-19 disaster emergency on the availability of immunizations before the start of the school year.
For more information please visit the Department of Health website.
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.
Reminder- Curbside medication pick up is available at your child’s school May 4th from 4-7 PM and May 5th from 7-11 AM. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school nurse.
Below are links to the PA Department of Health for more information: