Health Services

Contact:

Kathy Dearborn, MEd, BSN, RN, CSN

Health services information letter

WSD Health Services Information 

PENNSYLVANIA forms 

COVID-19 Guidance 

Federal 

State - Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Health

County - Montgomery County, PA

Local - Wissahickon School District

 

WSD COVID Case Reporting - Students and Staff

 


 

Epi Pen OPT OUT 


The Pennsylvania Public School Code, Section 1414.2 (g) allows parents/guardians to request an exemption to the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector for their student. In order to request this exemption, contact the school nurse to make an appointment to discuss this decision, review and sign the opt-out form.

Immunnize pictureState required school immunizations


State required school immunizations are required within the first 5 days of school or your child will not be able to attend school. Any single dose vaccines (Tdap and Meningitis), are required by the first day of school.

Immunization Information - English

Immunization Information - Spanish

Important Note about the
COVID-19 Vaccine


MCOPH has provided guidance for vaccinated individuals regarding school exclusions:

People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 do NOT need to quarantine after an exposure to another person with COVID-19 if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • They are fully vaccinated (i.e. ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) AND
  • They have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.

VIEW MCOPH SCHOOL ISOLATION & QUARANTINE GUIDE

NO HEALTH INSURANCE?
Immunizations Provided at No Cost by MCOPH


Beginning August 9, 2021, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) will provide the required back-to-school immunizations at COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children who do not have health insurance.

Vaccine Details and Appointment Information


Mission Statement

The Certified School Nurse is committed to educational excellence, and enhances the educational process by the modification or removal of health-related barriers to learning and by the promotion of optimal level of wellness. This is accomplished within the frame work of the nursing process, which includes assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, intervention, and evaluation.

In an effort to promote health, prevent disease, and assist students to achieve his/her maximum potential as a learner, the school nurse addresses their health issues through the use of theory, interdisciplinary collaboration, community health systems, and research.