Read on for Important Messages from the School Nurse
Healthy Habits Begin At Home
Parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children including the establishment of good personal health habits. Parents should see that their children get sufficient rest, attend to personal cleanliness and eat wholesome food to ensure regular attendance at school. Inform your child's teacher and the school nurse of any health condition that might affect your child's school work.
At this time of year, please be sure to check in with your family physician to get your flu shot! Flu shots can also be obtained from most drug stores. You will need to have an insurance card.
School Health Services
- Annual height and weight measurements
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Annual vision screenings by the Phila College of Optometry
- Annual dental screenings by Temple University for pre-school, and grades 3 and 7
- Scoliosis screenings for students in grades 6 and 7
- Annual hearing screenings -(done by PSD audiologists)
Your School Nurses
Pam Boon (Mon-Thurs) and Chris Jackson (Fri) are the nurse's in the Main building and are responsible for students in grades 1-HS.
Pam, Chris and Gail
All PSD nursing staff have Certified School Nurse (CSN) designation.
Gail Kachnycz, CRNP (Monday-Friday in ECE)
215-951-4719 (v) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Boon, RN, MHA (Monday-Thursday - Main School)
215-951-4739 (v) or email@example.com
Chris Jackson, CRNP (Friday Only - Main School)
215-951-4739 (V) or firstname.lastname@example.org
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (very tired)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.