Hi! I'm Linda Kinneary, the school nurse at East Vincent Elementary School. I am excited to be starting my third year in 2016-17 at this great school. I have worked as an RN, BSN for the past twenty two years. First, as a pediatric nurse in the Neuro-rehab vent unit, PICU and NICU at CHOP and then moving to CCH NICU to be closer to my family. While at CCH, I received my certification as a School Nurse. This will be my 10th year as a school nurse. Currently, I am continuing my M.Ed in School Health and hope to be completed in the near future. I love working with kids and have two teenage children of my own. As a School nurse and a Mom, I understand parents' needs to foster a happy and healthy school environment. My husband, John, and I moved here from North Jersey and have enjoyed raising our children here in Chester County. Do not hesitate to call my office any time with any questions or concerns. I am always happy to help!
Here are some helpful dates:
September 7, 2016 is picture day. Grades 1-6: height/weight will be completed
October, 2016 the following state mandated screenings will be completed
Kindergarten: height, weight, hearing and vision
Grades1-3: hearing and vision
Grades 4-6: vision
The following students are required to have state mandated paper work:
Kindergarten: Physical Exam, Dental Exam, Completed Required Immunizations
Transfer Students: School Medical Record from previous school, Physical, Dental, Immunization Record
Third Grade: New completed dental form for this school year must be dated after January 2016
Sixth Grade: Updated Physical with Immunization required. Immunizations needed are Meningococcal, and Tdap
All students requiring medication to be received in the nurse's office on daily basis must have a doctor order stating reason why, dosage and time to be received. Paper work for daily medication needs can be found under the health form link on your left hand side. Each new school year a doctor order is required in order for medication to be dispensed in the nurse's office.
For Epi-pens required to stay at school : Please have your physician complete the following food allergy action plan: http://www.foodallergy.org/file/emergency-care-plan.pdf
For Students requiring an inhaler or nebulizer treatment while at school: Please have your Physician complete the following asthma action plan: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/lung/asthma_actplan.pdf
Field trip forms are also provided in the student service link. If your child is scheduled to take a medication on their trip or is meed of carrying an inhaler or epi-pen for emergency. Please contact the nurse when your child's field trip is scheduled. A nurse mayb required for the trip and needs to be scheduled in advance. All field trip permission forms must include medical insurance information in order to participate on all school field trips.
Please join our East Vincent Health Committee!Come join us and help plan our school healthy year. Activities like our Turkey Trot, Get Caught Eating Healthy, Go for the Greens, Our Yearly Assembly. All new creative ideas are welcome! Please join us on Tuesday October 11th immediately following school to discuss plans for our Turkey Trot.