Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Health Services

About Us

The Peters Township School District provides school nurses and health paraprofessionals to assist in providing a safe and healthy educational environment in our schools. Our school nurses are registered nurses, as well as certified school nurses.

With the assistance of the health paraprofessionals, our school nurses complete required State health screenings and examinations of students; maintain accurate student health records; provide preventative health care information to staff, students, and parents; and treat minor student and staff illnesses and accidents during the school day.

Immunization Requirements
New School Vaccination Information for Parents
The PA 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 about the vaccines your child needs to attend school.
 
Please see the list below of required immunizations for 2017-2018 school year. 
17-18 Immunization Forms
This form should be completed by a physician and provided to the nurse if vaccines are up to date.
This form should be completed by physician if child needs additional doses of a vaccine, but the next dose is not medically appropriate.
This form should be completed by the physician if there is a medical exemption. Parent/Caregiver can complete form for Religious/Philosophical exemption.
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Student Health Services

Accidents, Injuries and Illness of Students

Peters Township School District has Nurses on hand to attend to those students who incur an accident, are injured or become ill while attending school. Please note that illness or injuries that occur outside of school should be referred to your family practitioner.

If your child becomes ill while at school, they must visit the Nurse's Office to be evaluated by the Nurse. The Nurse will contact parents to arrange for the student to be picked up, if necessary.

Administration of Medication or Medical Care

The Peters Township School District believes that when children are ill, it is best to develop a treatment plan with the consultation of a physician. When possible, the treatment plan should provide for administering medication at times other than during school hours. This can often be accomplished with the use of time-released medication or dispensing medication before or after school hours.

The School District recognizes, however, that there may be instances when medication must be administered during the school day. It will be necessary for parents to provide the School Nurse with parental AND physician consent. District Policies Nos. 210 and 210.1 defines guidelines for the district's responsibility to administer medication. See policy links below.

Please refer to the right margin for medical and dental forms.


Related Policies
Healthy School Environment

Parents may assist in maintaining good health and regular school
attendance by attention to the following:

A. Notify your child's school nurse of any health problems or accidents.

B. Keep your child's school nurse updated regarding chronic health conditions.

C. Maintain a regular bedtime and wake up time. Your child will benefit by having time for a healthy breakfast and time to catch the bus without stress.

D. Please keep your child home if affected by:

1. Fever within past 24 hours (without medication)
2. Nausea and vomiting during previous night.
3. Constant coughing.
4. Colds with heavy mucus secretions.
5. Swollen glands.
6. Inflamed eyes.
7. Any questionable contagious condition.

E. Contact your child's school nurse before they return from any
contagious conditions, i.e. chicken pox, head lice, pink eye, ringworm.

Contact Us

 

Contact your School Building Nurse or

Mr. Michael Fisher
Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Tel 724 941-6251 ext 7298
Fax 724 941-6565
Email: [email protected]

 

Carol Zaimis
Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent
Tel 724 941-6251 ext 7296

Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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