School Nurse

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SCHOOL NURSE, MS. AMY SHALALA

(215) 400 – 7580 EXT. 1

Resources for COVID-19

Nurse Shalala provides some tips to help stay healthy during these difficult times.

How should I be washing my hands? How can I stay healthy during this outbreak? This document answers a few of the questions you may be having.

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.

This guide offers some ways to take a break from screens and spend more time together as a family.

Mental Health for Every Adolescent (MHEA) created a guide on how COVID-19 is impacting young people's mental health and what can help them get through these times.

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

S-865 FORM

All students entering 5th-12th grade will need an up to date S865 completed for the 2020-2021 school year.

MED-1 FORM

Any student that is taking medication will need to have a MED-1 form completed by their doctor.

MEH-1 FORM

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 aeshalala@philasd.org.

MEH-155 FORM

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 aeshalala@philasd.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.