Health Suite

 


Certified School Nurse:

Sarah Zodrow, RN, BSN, CSN
zodrowse@npenn.org
Phone: 215-853-1891
FAX: 215-853-1764


Staff Nurses:

Maureen Dyer, RN
Phone: 215-853-1377
dyermh@npenn.org
Monday through Friday

Betsey Sisko, RN
2nd staff nurse (Wednesdays)


Health Suite Secretary:

Carol W. MacDonald
Phone: 215-853-1895
macdoncw@npenn.org
(Monday, Thursday, Friday)

 

In order for the Nurse to give your child over the counter pain medicine, parent permissions must be updated every year. Select this link for instructions on How to update Home Access Center

Current Immunization Requirements: PA Immunization Rules for Back to School

  • PA State Immunization Requirement for all 7th grade students: 1 dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap)on the first day of 7th grade and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of 7th grade
  • Request a copy anytime your child gets immunizations and send it in to the School Nurse.

 

PA State Screening Requirements:

  • Dental Exam for 7th grade - Private exams should be submitted to the school nurse by October 15th.
  • Vision and Height/Weight (BMI) for 7th , 8th, & 9th grade - The Certified School Nurse is mandated to perform these screenings to all students yearly at school.
  • Hearing and Scoliosis for 7th grade - The School Nurse is mandated to perform these screenings at school.
  • If you do not want your child to be screened by the school nurse for these mandated requirements, please email or call your Certified School Nurse to make aware.

 

Medications:

  • Any medication must be distributed through the nurse, including over-the-counter analgesics. If you need to send in a medication prescribed by a physician, please complete the medication form (link below under Forms). Parent must drop off to the school nurse in the original medication packaging.
  • Cough Drops: Per new school policy in 2018, the school nurse can not administer to students as this is not a listed medication/doctor order.
  • Epi Pen Shortage: Due to a production shortage of Epi Pens, the FDA has extended Epi Pen expiration dates. A full list can be found at this website: Epi Pen - New FDA Expiration Dates


Important Reminders and Tips:

  • Registration Information: Please refer to North Penn School District helpful health information form HERE for registration requirement information for all kindergarten and new students (any grade)
  • Breakfast: Please make sure your child eats breakfast every day. We see many students who tell us that they have stomach aches/ head aches and we find the reason is due to not having eaten any breakfast. Children need breakfast to learn and to remain healthy. Studies have shown that children learn better when they have breakfast, so, please do not neglect this important meal!
  • Prevent the spread of cold and flu virus: Cold and flu season is upon us. To help prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses, please follow these guidelines and remind your child to do so, as well:
    • Wash your hands frequently: after using tissues, the bathroom, and before eating
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow, NOT your hand
    • Frequently wash high contact surfaces such as doorknobs, counters, faucets, and toilet handles
    • Discard toothbrush and toothpaste after someone is sick OR sanitize toothbrush in dishwasher
    • Wash pillowcases, sheets, and towels immediately following an illness

     

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