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NOTES FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE

Reminder to get your flu vaccine before the flu gets you!

Health screenings (height, weight, vision) are completed annually for every student. Only 11th grade students will have their hearing screened. Due to the nature of scheduling at the high school, this is an ongoing year long process. Forms will be mailed home upon completion of your child's screen. If your son/daughter does not pass any portion of the screen, an additional document will be enclosed for his or her physician to fill out. In the event that your child does not pass a portion of the screen, please schedule a referral appointment as soon as possible and forward documentation to the school nurse.

A physical is required for every 11th grade student. The physical examination form can be downloaded from a link on this page. The school physician, Dr. DeFranco, will be visiting the high school to perform physical examinations for any 11th grade student in the spring. If you would like your child to be seen by Dr. DeFranco, a signed consent needs to be returned to the school.

To assist students with common complaints and minor injuries, the district physician, Dr. DeFranco, has authorized a standing medication order. Written parental permission is required. This form must be signed and returned to the school in order for your child to receive any of the ordered medications. Please note, this authorization is only valid for the current school year and must be completed every school year.

If you will not be available to pick up your sick child, please have an alternate plan in place with a responsible adult who is able to pick up the student if necessary.

We ask that your son/daughter stay home if they are sick, especially fever, vomiting, diarrhea or disruptive cough. Your child should be vomiting, diarrhea, and fever free (without medications) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.  We encourage good handwashing and respiratory etiquette all year long, not just during flu season.

A healthy breakfast is necessary in order to be ready to learn. Please encourage good nutrition at home.

Please Click Here to see the new immunization changes from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Jill Kulak, RN

Bangor High School
610-599-7011, ext 1825
Fax 610-599-7039

Fall/Winter Health Update

over 2 years ago

The winter season is quickly approaching and with that also comes cold and flu season. The flu and common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your health care provided can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu. The flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, chills, nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhea are common. People with colds are more likely to have just a runny or stuffy nose. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the most important step in protecting against this serious disease. If you have been diagnosed with the flu, you should stay home and follow your health care provider’s recommendations. Over the counter medications can be used but will not make you less contagious. Your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications or antibiotics if your illness has progressed into a bacterial infection. It is important to get plenty of rest and to drink fluids like water, broth, and sports drinks. Remember, do not return to school unless you are vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours and you have not experienced a fever in 24 hours without taking any fever reducing medications. Good handwashing, covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying away from sick people are good ways to stop these pesty germs from spreading. If we can be of any assistance to your child or you, please do not hesitate to ask.

Forms

over 2 years ago

Medication Permission must be signed by a parent and a physician for all medications, including over the counter medications, such as Tylenol, cough syrup, etc.  To obtain a copy of the Authorization for Medication Form Click Here.

 

Physical Exam: State mandated in Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and 11th Grade

 

To obtain a copy of the Private Physical Form Click Here 

 

Dental Exam:  State mandated in Kindergarten, 3rd Grade and 7th Grade.


To obtain a copy of the Private Dental Form Click Here 

 

Health Update: Yearly update, or if health condition changes

 

Emergency Card: Yearly update, or if change in address, contacts, or phone numbers

 

The Pennsylvania School Health Website