New Immunization Law will go into effect with the beginning
of the 2011-2012 school year.
I am mailing letters home with these updated changes. Please contact your
child's family physician to see
if your child has received these updated vaccines. If they do not have
these shots please make arrangements with your family
physician or contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 724-627-3168 to
schedule an appointment. Records should be
sent to me as soon as possible in order for me to update your child's health
Please do not wait until school starts in the fall of 2011 as this may result
in refusal of your child's admission
With the start of school, head lice seems to be a health concern. Please
refer to the
attention page for information on proper ways
to remove head lice from your child's head and your home.
Flu is also a
concern with the starting of school. See information below for universal
precautions used in the prevention of any contagious disease and review them
with your child.
The following information has been distributed to all
employees and students have been instructed as to proper procedures.
The PA Pandemic Planning Toolkit for Schools
provides a variety of educational materials for schools to use related to
handwashing and cough/sneeze hygiene.
Coughing or sneezing into
the bend of your elbow or a tissue;
Proper disposal of used
Washing your hands
frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water;
Using an alcohol-based (at
least 60 %) hand sanitizer;
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose and mouth,
If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home and call your family
This information and any
updates will be posted on the Division of School Health website, under �What�s
New with School Health.�