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Resources for COVID-19
Experts at the Child Mind Institute offers some advice for those wondering how to talk to children about the impacts of the virus in a reassuring way.
All new students, as well as students entering 6th and 11th grades, are required to have a physical examination (MEH-1 form) completed by their doctor by September. Also, if your child needs to take any medication in school, please have their doctor complete the MED-1 form and return to the school nurse. Medication is not allowed to be given in school without the completed form. This includes asthma inhalers, epi-pens and any over the counter medication. Students are not allowed to bring medication to school without the completed MED-1.
Required Medical Forms for 2020–2021
YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS IN THE FOLDER LINKED BELOW
All students entering 5th-12th grade will need an up to date S865 completed for the 2020-2021 school year.
Students entering 6th and 11th grades will need a physical exam (MEH-1) completed by their doctor for the 2020-2021 school year, when the time allows over the summer break. The physical must be recent and within the last 6 months. If your child is due for a checkup in the near future, you can you can notify me via email at email@example.com.
Students entering 7th grade will need a completed dental form (MEH-155) for the 2020-2021 school year, when it is safe to return to the dentist. If your child is due for a checkup after September, you can notify me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT
The PA Department of Health changed the school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable disease. The new regulation starting in the 2018-2019 school year is that all 12th grade students have 2 doses of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV). If your child has received one of the doses after his/her 16th birthday, then that will count. This is due by the first day of school and if it is not completed, your child will risk exclusion from school.