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PHS Phone Numbers

Receptionist:
610-351-5600

Attendance Office:
610-351-5655

Absentee Hotline:
610-351-5655

Discipline Office:
610-351-5615

Athletic Office:
610-351-5600

Counseling Office:
610-351-5610

Health Room:
610-351-5616

Visual & Performing Arts:
610-351-5665

Box Office:
610-351-5666

Information from the School Nurse

Health Room Information

 

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Allergy Season Reminders  

Spring has arrived and so has allergy season. This time of year is sometimes difficult and uncomfortable for students who have allergies. Please be aware that the Health Room does not have allergy medicine. If your student suffers from seasonal allergies and requires allergy medication during the school day, please be certain to administer their medication prior to coming to school.

 

Eleventh Grade Physicals

All present eleventh grade students who have not turned in their 11th grade physical, must turn it into the Health Room no later than May 4, 2019.

 

New 12th Grade Immunization Needed

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has changed the requirements for your child’s immunization schedule.  All seniors during the 2019-2020 school year must have a SECOND DOSE of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV). This vaccination must be given at age 16 or older and prior to the first day of school in September.

When your student receives this immunization, please forward a copy to the Health Room.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room at 610-351-5616.

Health Room Information

 

Eleventh Grade Physicals

All eleventh grade students should return their completed physical forms to the Health Room as soon as possible.  If you are planning to have your son/daughter’s physical done by the school physician, you need to notify the Health Room by March 12.

All tenth grade students should have been notified regarding the mandated physical for the eleventh grade. This can be done at the time your student gets his/her physical for their driver's permit, but may not be completed before July 1, 2018. The forms are located on the PHS website under HS links. Copies of the physical forms used for the driver's permit are accepted for the student's school physical. Please return the choice form to the Health Room as soon as possible to indicate how the physical will be completed.

 

New 12th Grade Immunization Needed

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has changed the requirements for your child’s immunization schedule.  ALL 12th GRADE (2019-20) Students must have  A SECOND DOSE of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) (must be given at age 16 or older) prior to the 1st day of school in September.

 

Allergy Season Reminder   

Allergy season is rapidly approaching. With this in mind, the Health Room does not have allergy medication to administer for seasonal allergies.  Please administer these medications before school.

 

Forms for the Health Room can be downloaded from the PHS website under HS links.

We are here to assist you with any questions regarding the health of your son or daughter.

 

 

Health Room Information

Prevention Information for Cold and Flu Season:

  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Get a flu shot.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Get adequate rest.
  • Eat healthy and nutritious foods.

Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home from School:

Please keep your child home from school (even if they have a test or sporting event) if he or she is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • fever of 100 degrees or more
  • vomiting/diarrhea
  • severe head cold
  • persistent cough
  • severe sore throat     

This is the same criteria the Health Room uses to determine if students need to be sent home ill from school.        

Students should not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

 *Reminder: the Health Room does not have cold or allergy medicine.*

Eleventh Grade Physicals

All juniors should return their completed physical forms to the Health Room as soon as possible. If you would like the physical to be conducted by the school doctor, please contact the Health Room as soon as possible.

New Immunization Requirement - the meningitis vaccine is required on or after your student's 16th birthday.  Students currently in eleventh grade will be required to have this immunization on the first day of their senior year. The eleventh grade physical is a good time to complete this requirement.

All sophomores will soon receive paperwork for completing their mandated physical for the eleventh grade. This physical can be conducted when your student gets his or her physical for their driver's permit, but may not be completed before July 1, 2019. The form for the school physical you receive in the mail is the preferred form to use. However, copies of the physical forms used for the driver's permit are an acceptable substitute for the student's school physical. (Please return the "choice" form to the Health Room as soon as possible to indicate how the physical will be completed.)

Forms for the Health Room can be downloaded from the PHS website at https://www.parklandsd.org/departments/student-services/health-services/health-forms.  

As always, if you have any questions for the Health Room do not hesitate to call 610-351-5616.

 

Health Room Information

 

Prevention Information for Cold and Flu Season:

  • wash hands frequently
  • get a flu shot
  • cover your cough
  • get adequate rest
  • eat healthy and nutritious foods

 

Flu Season Guidelines

Please keep your child home from school (even if they have a test or sporting event) if he/she is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • fever of 100 degrees or more
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • severe head cold
  • persistent cough
  • severe sore throat             

          (Note: These are the same criteria the Health Room uses as guidelines when sending students home from school)

Students should not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications.

 *Reminder: the Health Room does not have cold or allergy medicine.*

 

11th Grade Physicals

All eleventh grade students should return their completed physical forms to the Health Room as soon as possible.

New Immunization Requirement - the meningitis vaccine is required on or after your student's 16th birthday.  Students currently in 11th grade will be required to have this immunization on the first day of their senior year. The 11th grade physical is a good time to complete this requirement. Forms are available on the PHS website at https://www.parklandsd.org/departments/student-services/health-services/health-forms.  

As always, if you have any questions for the Health Room do not hesitate to call 610-351-5616.

Health Room Information

 

Flu Season Guidelines

The upcoming holiday season offers the opportunity for increased social interaction, as well as the opportunity to spread more than holiday cheer. The flu season continues in full swing through the month of April.  It is recommended that your student receive their flu vaccine at this time. Please check with your doctor to have one scheduled. 

To help stay healthy and decrease the spread of illness in the school, we are encouraging all families to adhere to the following guidelines for sending their children to school:

Please keep your child home from school (even if they have a test or sporting event) if he/she is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • fever of 100 degrees or more
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • severe head cold
  • persistent cough
  • severe sore throat             

          (Note: These are the same criteria the Health Room uses as guidelines when sending students home from school)

Students should not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications.

11th Grade Physicals

All eleventh grade students should return their completed physical forms to the Health Room as soon as possible.

New Immunization Requirement - the meningitis vaccine is required on or after your student's 16th birthday.  Students currently in 11th grade will be required to have this immunization on the first day of their senior year. The 11th grade physical is a good time to complete this requirement. Forms are available on the PHS website at https://www.parklandsd.org/departments/student-services/health-services/health-forms.  

As always, if you have any questions for the Health Room do not hesitate to call 610-351-5616.