If you child currently has medication in the Nurse’s office please plan to pick it up on or before the last day of school, June 7th. Medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian. Medication that is not picked up will be discarded.
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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing an influenza clinic.
Eligible adults and children are welcome.
Walk-ins are accepted
2 – 6 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2018
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
Free Oral Screenings and Sealants
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.—12 noon
Location: Welsh Mountain Health Centers,
584 Springville Rd., New Holland PA 17557
Phone: 717-354-4711 (Appointments are required)
For more information see flyer Sealant-Saturday-February-24
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.
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 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.
For Children Who Are Uninsured
or Have Medical Assistance
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.