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Inspiring Excellence. Inspired Students.

Hello Owen J. Roberts families,

My name is Jane Sullivan, and I am the nurse here at the Middle School.   Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. Below is an outline of what is required for your child, along with some other helpful information.

School Vaccination Requirements for Attendance in Pennsylvania Schools:
 
All grades need the following:
  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (*One dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)*
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
    *A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose.
     
     If a child does not have all of the doses listed above, needs additional doses, and the next dose is medically appropriate, the child must receive that dose within the first five days of school or risk exclusion.  If the next dose is not the final dose of the series, the child must also provide a medical plan within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion.
     
For Attendance on the first day of  7th Grade:
 
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
 
These requirements allow for the following exemptions:  medical reason, religious belief, or philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.  Even if your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be excluded from school during an outbreak of vaccine preventable disease. 

Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements can be found in 28 Pa.CODE CH.23 (School immunization).  

 ***Please ensure that we are provided with documentation from your child’s doctor that they received the above immunizations.****  If you are unsure, please feel free to call our office to verify. 

 
Dental Requirement for 7th Grade
The State requires that students in the 7th grade receive a dental examination.  This exam may be done by the school dentist, at no expense to the parents/guardians, or by the family dentist, at the parent/guardians expense.   

Private dental examinations given up to one year prior to the school year will be accepted. Click here to download the dental form that your family dentist will need to complete http:;//shscs.org/dental%20form.pdf
 
Please notify the nurse if you would like your child to be seen by the school dentist (He/she typically comes in the spring).

All forms may be mailed, faxed or brought into school by your child. If your child will be bringing it to us, please follow up to ensure that they remembered to do so. Often times, medical forms/immunizations are left in lockers and back packs and never make it to us.

Screenings

Throughout the year, all students will participate in height, weight and vision screenings. 7th grade students will also participate in a hearing and scoliosis screening.   A referral letter will be sent home if your child does not pass the vision, hearing or scoliosis exam. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns regarding these screenings.

Medication

With your consent, I am permitted to administer Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Benadryl and an antacid. If your child needs any other prescription or non-prescription medication at school, you must submit an “Authorization for School Medication Administration” form. This form must be completed by both the parent and the doctor. Click below to download.

https://www.ojrsd.com/cms/lib/PA01916155/Centricity/Domain/81/MedicationAuthorizationForm.pdf .  * The Medication Authorization form is only valid for the school year.* 

Please remember that all medication must be brought in by a parent or guardian. At the end of the school year, parents or guardians are required to pick up their child’s medication. 

Thanks again for reviewing the above information. Click on the “Health Forms” tab on the left to download other frequently used forms. If you have any questions, please call our office, or email me directly. 

Sincerely,

Jane Sullivan RN, CSN

610-469-5163

Fax: 610-469-5832

Medical Secretary

610-469-5152

 

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