• In order to maintain the confidentiality and safety of all students, cell phones and or any type of audio/video recording devices are PROHIBITED in the nurse's office. Thank you for your cooperation.

     

     

                                                                                                                                                                               November 29, 2016

    Dear Parent/Guardians: 

    Occasionally, it may be necessary for a student to remain home from school due to illness. The following guidelines should be followed when determining if he/she should stay at home. Please consider the rest of the school population when making these decisions.

    If your child experiences a bout of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever or rash 24 hours prior to school; the student should stay at home and be watched for further symptoms. Fever is defined as a temperature 100° or above without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student’s temperature should remain normal without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

    It is advisable for the student to stay home from school if any of the following symptoms are exhibited: unusual skin eruptions, chills, discharge or redness of eye(s), or persistent cough.

    Students should not be sent to school to be evaluated by the school nurse with an illness or injury that occurred at home. Any serious illness or injury occurring at home must be evaluated by the student’s healthcare provider.

     *If your child was sent home from school the previous day for a fever or illness, they should remain home the following day.

     

    Open Enrollment: The Perfect Time to Remind Parents about CHIP!

    It’s that time of year again—Open Enrollment—and Pennsylvanians everywhere are exploring their best options for health insurance. Make sure your community does not forget about Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For the past two decades, CHIP has been providing a superior healthcare coverage for Pennsylvania’s uninsured kids up to age 19—at free or low cost.

     CHIP covers all of this and more:

    • Routine checkups
    • Prescriptions
    • Hospitalization
    • Dental
    • Eye Care

     

    CHIP is a premier health insurance plan offering a more comprehensive coverage than other plans. CHIP helps take the burden off of health care expenses, covering Pennsylvania kids who are not eligible for, or enrolled in, Medical Assistance. It’s easy for parents to enroll. Whether their language of comfort is English or Spanish, we have the materials ready for them.

     Help Us Spread the Word!

     

    When it comes to getting the word out, there’s no faster and more powerful way to share our message than on social media. If yours is a social networking community, we hope that the following messages will be shared by you through your network and website. Please also link back to CHIPcoversPAkids.com or the CHIP Call to Action button below. 

    We invite you to share any and all of the following social media and online posts with members of your community:

     

    • More Coverage. Less Cost. Choose CHIP!
    • Enroll today! ChipcoversPAkids.com
    • The #1 thing to do for your kids today.
    • CHIP cares for PA Kids! CHIP coverage in your community. Just ask.
    • CHIP. Click. Apply. www.CHIPcoversPAkids.com

     

    Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for Your Kids

    Your children can get the vaccines they need, doctor visits when they’re sick and the medication they need to get well. They can even get dental and eye care – and eyeglasses too! Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides the coverage for uninsured kids in Pennsylvania up to age 19. Enroll now.