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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.

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.

New Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic
1730 Hans Herr Dr., Willow Street

Seeking patients without dental insurance who are in need of low-cost dental care.

Hours of operation: Mondays: 8:30 am-3:30 pm; Thursdays & Fridays: 12:30-2:30 pm

 

Fee Schedule:

Required Initial Exam– No Charge

X-rays– No Charge

Study models (if needed) No Charge

Fillings– $40 per tooth

Extractions– $40 per tooth

Emergency treatment– $40

Sedative Fillings– $40

Sealants– $40

Bleaching– $50

Denture– $400

Crown– $400-$600

Partial– $400-$600

Cleanings– $40

Scaling and Root Planing– $40.00 per quadrant

 

Dental care provided by Dr. Marie Kelly and Lancaster General Hospital Dental Residents with support from LCCTC Dental Assisting Students.

To make an appointment email mkelly@lancasterctc.edu or call 464-7050 ext. 7126.

For more information go to lancasterctc.edu

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.