From the Nurse's Office: Mrs. Cizek

Email: jcizek@northernpottersd.org

Cell Phone (text messages preferred): 814-320-1550

Children's School Fax: 814-850-1208

Middle and High School Fax: 814-848-9671

Health Screenings

The Pennsylvania Department of Health mandates health screenings for all students in grades K - 12.

Dental Screening:  Grades K, 3, 7 and new students  

Hearing:  Grades K, 1,  2,  3,  7,  11,  and new students

Height and Weight:  All grades

Vision:  All grades

Color Vision:  First grade

Stereo/Depth Perception:  First grade

Physical Exams:  Grades K, 6, 11 and new students who were not examined in the appropriate lower grade

Scoliosis:  Grades 6th and 7th 
*Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spin. The screening is done by the school nurse for all 6th and 7th graders without a physical or PIAA sports examination. The screening is done privately and the child is required to remove the shirt. 

Visual problems, hearing problems, and growth and development discrepancies can and do affect the educational, social and emotional development of children. Early detection of these concerns helps to assure a student of the best possible education experience.  A referral notice for professional evaluation will be mailed or emailed home if a problem is noted during any screening. 

School Physicals

The Pennsylvania School Health Law requires a physical examination for all kindergarten, 6th grade, 11th grade students and new students. It is recommended that the examination be completed by your personal provider. An exam performed 12 months prior to the start of school and any time during the school year is acceptable. Please return the Private Physical Exam Form to the school nurse. This form is available on this web site or in the nursing office.

Physical exams are offered at school each spring. This exam at school is a screening done by the school provider. A referral for further professional evaluation will be made if a health problem is noted. There is no charge for the examination and parents may be present. The exam is done in the health room, and the school nurse is present.

PHYSICAL EXAM form

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are required for participation in any school sponsored sport.

PIAA_CIPPE_FORMS

Dental Requirements

Please refer to School Board Policy 209
 
Pennsylvania School Health Law requires dental examinations of Kindergarten, new students to the district, all 3rd graders, all 7th graders and any students who have no record of a dental exam on file. We strongly encourage you to take your child to your private dentist since he or she can best evaluate your child and make the necessary recommendations. An examination performed 12 months prior to the start of school and anytime during the school year is accepted.    
 
 
The school district offers dental services two times a year.  We bring on-site preventive dental care services to our school because we know how important good oral health is to our children’s overall general health.  A mini-dental office set up in the Children’s School can provide dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, sealants, and minor filling of cavities.   No child is ever turned away because of financial need.  If you wish for your child to see the Mobile Dentist, sign up online at www.myschooldentist.com.

Immunization Information

You can review the PA Code for immunizations here:
 
You can review all vaccination requirements for attendance in school here:
 
Statement of Exemption to Immunization Law (page 2 needs to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the school nurse):
 
 
Immunization Catch Up Schedule (to be completed by the physician if immunizations are not up to date):

Information for Students Requiring Medication at School

If your child needs medication during the school day, you will need to do the following:
 
Print this form to be completed by your provider and yourself.
 
 
Bring this form to the nurse along with the medication to be given during the school day.  Medication can ONLY be delivered by an adult. Please do not send it in with the student. The medication also needs to be in its original container.
 
If the medication is an inhaler, this form also needs to be completed by your provider.
 
Please reference school board policy 210 and 210.1.

Information for Children with Disabilities and Special Dietary Needs

This form is to be completed by the child's medical provider. 
 

Information for Students with Asthma

The Asthma Action Plan is to be completed by providers of all students needing an inhaler at school.

Information for Students with Seizures

The Seizure Action Plan is to be completed by providers for all students with seizures.

Concussion Information

Click here for information about concussions. 

Head Lice Information

Refer to school board policy 209.1 here

Information for Students Entering K4 or K5

Is your child starting school?  Here is a list of what you will need for the nurse.
 
For K5:
Physical exam
Eye exam (can be done with the physical exam)
Dental exam
Up to date immunizations or exemption form
 
For K4:
Physical exam
Eye exam (can be done with the physical exam)
Up to date immunizations or exemption form

Suicide/Crisis Hotline

If you or someone you know is in need of help from the Suicide/ Crisis Hotline, call 988.

Salvation Army / Christmas House

If you are in need of resources or assistance from the Salvation Army / Christmas House, please contact Charleen Smith.
120 Taft Avenue
Elkland, PA 16920
570-439-1136