School Nurse Services

  • School health services are provided throughout the HASD by:

    Mrs. Kuhns and Mrs. Conrad--Tilden Elementary

    Mrs. Kuhns and Mrs. Bowser--Perry Elementary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Mrs. Kuhns and Mrs. Jackowski--Middle School

    Mrs. Long--High School

    Use the links on the left side of the page to access information specific to each level.

    Listed below is a chart that shows what examinations are completed at each grade level.

                                          Pennsylvania Mandated School Health Services

    Service

    K or 1st

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    10

    11

    12

    Medical Examination

    X

     

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

     

    X

     

    Dental Examination

    X

     

    X

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

    Growth Screen

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Vision Screen

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Hearing Screen

    X

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

    X

     

    Scoliosis

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES AND YOUR CHILD

         A nurse provides health care in the health room for acute illness/injuries occurring in school.  Nurses are not licensed to diagnose illness or injury, so if you have a medical concern regarding your child, contact the child's physician directly.     

         Throughout the year all students are required by the Department of Health to have their height/weight and vision checked.  Pennsylvania requires all students to have their Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated.  BMI is a screening tool used to determine whether a child is normal, over or underweight.  This screening will take place early in the school year and you will receive a letter with the results that should be shared with your child's physician.  In addition hearing is tested at the secondary level in 7th and 11th grades.   

         Any student that becomes ill or injured during the course of the school day should report to the health room with a signed pass from their teacher.   The student will receive treatment and returned to the classroom or sent home if deemed necessary by the nurse.  If the nurse is not available, students are to report to the main office. 

    WHAT DOES THE SCHOOL NURSE DO?

    The primary role of the School nurse is to support student learning.  The nurse accomplishes this by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health and safety.  The nurse plays an integral role in the following programs:

          -          Health education

    -          Healthy environment

    -          Nutritional services

    -          Physical education/activity

    -          Counseling/mental health

    -          Parent/community involvement

    -          Staff wellness

    WHAT SERVICES DOES THE SCHOOL NURSE PROVIDE?

    -          Illness, injury assessments and interventions

    -          Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of health concerns

    -          Health assessments

    -          Pediatric nursing procedures

    -          Screening for health factors impacting student education

    -          Chronic disease management and education

    -          Medication administration

    -          Crisis team participation

    -          Health curriculum recommendations

    -          School/community/health care provider liaison

    -          Assessment and interventions for students with mental health needs

     

     

     

    If you have any questions or concerns at anytime during the year please don’t hesitate to call the nurse in the building where your child attends.  One issue that seems to be a problem is the way that the emergency cards are filled out.  Please be sure when you are filling them out, that there is at least one person who can be notified at any time for an emergency.  This has posed a problem in the past where students in ill health have spent the day in school because no one could be located to come and pick them up.