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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Students who have gym this semester will have vision screenings November 2nd, 3rd, 4th. and 7th.  The 11th grade students will also have hearing screenings at this time. Any vision or hearing failures will be sent out after screenings are completed for this semester.

Reminder to get your flu vaccine before the flu gets you!

ANY CURRENT 11TH GRADE STUDENT WHO HAS NOT HANDED IN THEIR PHYSICAL BY THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PURCHASE A PROM TICKET AND WILL NOT BE ISSUED A PARKING PERMIT FOR NEXT YEAR!! 

Health screenings (height, weight, vision) are done on all students yearly. Hearing screens are done on all 11th graders. Due to the nature of the scheduling at the high school, this is an ongoing year long process. If your son/daughter does not pass any portion of the screening you will be notified via a parent letter. If you do not receive a letter by the end of April, your child's screening was normal. Please schedule a referral appointment, complete it as soon as possible, and forward documentation of the visit to the school nurse.

Physical exams are due on all 11th graders. Many forms have already come in. Thank you. If you need a form it can be downloaded from the district website or picked up at my office. Dr. DeFranco will be here in the spring for any student who has not been seen by their family physician. A written consent needs to be on file for your child to be seen.

If you would like your child to be able to take medicine in school (including over the counter medications), a medication authorization form needs to be completed by both the doctor and signed by the parent. Tylenol and Advil are provided by the district but any other medications need to be supplied by the family.

If you will not be available to pick up your sick child, please have an alternate plan in place with a responsible adult who is able to pick up the student if necessary.

Students may carry cough drops on their person and self administer them for cough or sore throat. Students should not share these with their friends.

We ask that your son/daughter stay home if they are sick, especially fever, vomiting, diarrhea or disruptive cough. Your child should be vomiting, diarrhea and fever free (without medications) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.  We encourage good handwashing and respiratory etiquette all year long, not just during flu season.

A good healthy breakfast is necessary in order to be ready to learn. Please encourage your teenager to do this prior to the start of their school day.

Please Click Here to see the new immunization changes from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Ann Marie Martin, RN, CSN

Bangor High School
610-599-7011, ext 1825
Fax 610-599-7039

Fall/Winter Health Update

12 months ago

The winter season is quickly approaching and with that also comes cold and flu season. The flu and common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your health care provided can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu. The flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, chills, nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhea are common. People with colds are more likely to have just a runny or stuffy nose. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the most important step in protecting against this serious disease. If you have been diagnosed with the flu, you should stay home and follow your health care provider’s recommendations. Over the counter medications can be used but will not make you less contagious. Your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications or antibiotics if your illness has progressed into a bacterial infection. It is important to get plenty of rest and to drink fluids like water, broth, and sports drinks. Remember, do not return to school unless you are vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours and you have not experienced a fever in 24 hours without taking any fever reducing medications. Good handwashing, covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying away from sick people are good ways to stop these pesty germs from spreading. If we can be of any assistance to your child or you, please do not hesitate to ask.

Forms

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Medication Permission must be signed by a parent and a physician for all medications, including over the counter medications, such as Tylenol, cough syrup, etc.  To obtain a copy of the Authorization for Medication Form Click Here.

 

Physical Exam: State mandated in Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and 11th Grade

 

To obtain a copy of the Private Physical Form Click Here 

 

Dental Exam:  State mandated in Kindergarten, 3rd Grade and 7th Grade.


To obtain a copy of the Private Dental Form Click Here 

 

Health Update: Yearly update, or if health condition changes

 

Emergency Card: Yearly update, or if change in address, contacts, or phone numbers

 

The Pennsylvania School Health Website