HEALTH SERVICES 

Parents should notify the school of any serious chronic health problems, (diabetes, epilepsy, food allergy etc.), so that appropriate attention may be given the student

  • Dunmore School District provides health services.

  • The school nurse is on-site1x a week but available when necessary.  

  •  The nurse keeps health and medical records up to date, and also performs such tasks as administering vision screening, and hearing tests, tine tests and screening for scoliosis. 

  •  The nurse is also available for health educational programs for various grade levels according to their needs

 

Accidents:

 

In the event of an accident or illness on school grounds, 

  • Students should report to the office. 

  • Immediate first aid and emergency treatment is available until either the parent or guardian is called. 

  • In the event of an accident and/or if hospitalization might be required, parents are called so that authorization may be received for appropriate care.  

  • In case the parents cannot be located, students will be taken to the nearest hospital.   Parents are asked to complete emergency cards listing the name of the family physician.

 

Illness:

 

In the event of illness,

  • Parents are called to make arrangements for the student to be picked up.   Please plan ahead.

  • A child who has had a fever should not come to school or return to school until they have had a normal temperature without needing fever reducing medicine for 24hrs.

  • Students with persistent coughs should be seen by a doctor and have the cough under control before returning so as not to spread illness or interrupt learning

  • If a child vomits at night or in the morning before school, that child should remain home to be sure it won’t happen in school.

  • The legal right to make medical, religious, and educational decisions about the child belongs to the parent or parents having legal custody, not physical custody, of the child.

 

Medication:

  • Students needing medication while at school must have a statement of permission signed by a parent/guardian.  

  •  If the medication is to be left at the school or taken for a prolonged period of time, a request must be obtained from your family physician.  

  •  All medication, including EPI Pens, must be labeled with the name of the student and dosage required.  All medication, except EPI pens and Benadryl, must be left in the school office. At no time may a student keep medication of any kind—even aspirin or cough drops—on his/her person, belongings or desk.

  • EPI pens and Benadryl must be transported by teacher when student leaves the classroom. 

 

 

Infectious Diseases:

 

Exclusion and re-admission policies regarding children suspected of or diagnosed as having communicable or infectious diseases, are regulated by the Pennsylvania Board of Health.   The terms of exclusion for such diseases are available by contacting the school nurse. In all cases, re-admission to school is by certificate of the attending physician.

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