630 West Fifth Street
    Mount Carmel, Pa. 17851
    (570)339-1500 Ext. 2



Nurse Contact Information
Mrs. Kelly Ryan
570-339-1500, ext. 3103.

SCHOOL HEALTH
Every student will have growth measurements (height and weight) evaluated yearly. Vision screening is done every year for every student. Hearing screenings are conducted for all students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1, 2, 3, and 7.
Either a private physician or school physician conducts physical examinations for students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, and grades 6, and 11. Dental examinations are conducted by either a private dentist or school dentist in grades Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, and grades 3 and 7. Students in grades 6 and 7 are screened yearly for scoliosis.


Medications
If medication/treatment must be administered during school hours, a medication permission form must be obtained from the health office. The following procedures must be followed:
1. The medication permission form must be completed by the physician and the parent and returned to the health office before any medication/treatment is administered.
2. All medication to be given during school hours must be delivered directly to the health office.
3. All medication must be brought to school in the original pharmaceutically dispensed and properly labeled
container.
4. All medication must be administered through the health office. No medication/treatment will be administered unless these procedures are followed.


Immunizations
Pennsylvania Immunization Law requires all students to be adequately immunized according to their age and grade level. Please check with your family physician/school nurse to ensure student immunizations are up to date. Forward records to the school nurse.
Accident Insurance
It is recommended that all students be covered by accident insurance. A school accident insurance policy is available to students for a nominal fee. These forms are distributed to all students at the beginning of each school year. Insurance forms can also be obtained through the principal’s office. If a student does not purchase the district accident policy, he/she will be held liable for any injuries occurring on school property.


Health Updates
It is very important for parents to update their child's’ health information. Please notify the health office of any health- related problems occurring during the school year or summer months. Please also notify the health office of any immunizations received at any time during the calendar year.

Latex-Free Facility
The Mount Carmel Area School District provides a latex-free environment to accommodate staff and students with severe allergies. Please note that this prohibits the presence of latex balloons in any district buildings.

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