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.

Sports Physicals

High School Sports Physicals

Dates:  June 19th and July 26th

Times:  Both days are from 8-11:00 AM

Location:  High School Nurse Office

Cost:  $20.00  If paying by check, make payable to Dr. Timothy Weaver

No appointment needed.

For details other than the above, call Cindy Bachman (Secretary to Athletic Director) 872-9520 ext 1867

Physicals, Dentals, and Immunizations

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.

 

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.

Epi-Pen Recall

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall – Failure to Activate Device

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Pharmacy

ISSUE: Mylan N.V. announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets.

This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Both reports are related to the single lot that was previously recalled.

The recall impacts the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty between December 2015 and July 2016. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies. See the following link for a list of affected product lot numbers .

BACKGROUND: The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the U.S. and also will extend to additional markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients, customers and distributors are being notified and should refer to Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.

Patients may receive either EpiPen Auto-Injector or the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector at the pharmacy as a replacement based on availability. The authorized generic has the exact same drug formulation, has the exact same operating instructions and is therapeutically equivalent to EpiPen Auto Injector, and may be substituted for EpiPen Auto Injector.

It is important that patients continue to carry their current EpiPen Auto-Injector until they receive a replacement device.

 

New State Immunization Regulations Effective August 2017

School Vaccination Information for Parents

The Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in the commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.

A CHILD MUST HAVE REQUIRED VACCINES OR RISK EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL

A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.  A child may still obtain medical, religious or philosophical exemption from meeting the immunization requirements.  Talk to your child’s pediatrician or school nurse about the vaccines your child needs to attend school.

For more information on the vaccines your child needs to attend school, visit www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov or talk to your child’s pediatrician or school nurse, or review the  New School Vaccination Requirements

Sealant Saturday February 18th

Free Dental Exams and Sealants
DATE: February 18th (this Saturday)
TIME: 8am – Noon

COST: FREE Oral Exams, Bite-Wing X-Rays, Sealants (and cleaning if time allows)! Insured or Uninsured doesn’t matter. There’s no charge – but you must call for an appointment!

WHO: Children ages 5-16

CONTACT: (717) 917-6743 (leave a  message and we’ll call back to schedule)
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An examination will be provided by a Dentist and the sealants will be placed by Dental Hygienists’ and Expanded Function Dental Assistants on the child’s permanent molars at the Water Street Dental Clinic.
Come get top notch dental care for your kids and meet the Pennsylvania school dental exam requirements.