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LEARNING TO BE HEALTHY:
A CHILD'S MOST IMPORTANT LESSON
 
 
 Healthy Children
Welcome! Our elementary nurses work together to provide health services, screenings, and emergency care for your children during the school day. All four elementary buildings are covered by a nurse at all times. Please feel free to contact any of us with any questions or concerns about your child's health and wellness. Here are the nurses covering each elementary building:
 
Charmanique Gingles, RN, BSN  Yorkshire Elementary and Middle School
cgingles@yssd.org         
                               
Amy Kitner, RN M ed.  Valley View Center and High School
akitner@yssd.org
 
Krista Wolfenberger, RN, CSN  East York and Indian Rock
 
We also have 3 health room nurses that cover each building when the certified nurse is in another building:
 
Colleen Stanley, RN  Yorkshire and Middle School
Tammy Daugherty, LPN  Valley View and High School
 
 
 
Please feel free to contact any of us by phone or email at any time with  questions or concerns. We look forward to working with your children at York Suburban!
 

Please review the following information about one of the major challenges that we face in caring for students: Spread of infection.

 
Because parents know their children best, you will need to decide when your child is too ill to be in school. Here are some guidelines to follow:
 
Students should not come to school:
  • With a fever (temp over 100). Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • With vomiting, or severe diarrhea. They may return to school after 12 hours with no symptoms.
  • With any severe cough or breathing difficulty.
  • With known chicken pox, ringworm or impetigo, until released by a physician for school attendance.
  • Children with head lice must be treated and checked by the school nurse before returning to school.
  • With irritated, red, itchy eyes with mucus discharge (crusting on lashes).
  • With unusual rash, or rash associated with a fever.
  • With any new complaint which requires a physician's evaluation.
 
***IMPORTANT: PLEASE HELP US PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ILLNESSES AND INFECTIONS AT YORKSHIRE. SOME CHILDREN HAVE IMMUNE SYSTEM CONDITIONS AND ARE VERY PRONE TO DEVELOP LIFE THREATENING INFECTIONS. IF YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER, PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. CHILDREN MUST BE FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS (WITHOUT THE USE OF FEVER REDUCING MEDICATIONS) BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL. CHILDREN WHO DEVELOP FEVERS OR OTHER SIGNS OF INFECTION AT SCHOOL WILL BE SENT HOME PROMPTLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN KEEPING ALL STUDENTS HEALTHY AND READY TO LEARN!

 


 

 

   

What is BMI?
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WHAT IS BMI?

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that each student in Grades K-12 have a Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement calculated. This screening tool, the BMI, uses a child’s weight relative to his/her height. The purpose of this measurement is to screen children for possible weight concerns. The school nurse’s goal is to identify those children who may be at risk for being overweight or underweight and to focus on promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors.   Please be assured that your child will be weighed and measured as in the past, with shoes and any heavy outer clothing removed, and that all measurements are kept confidential and are not shared with classmates.

 
This report indicates your child’s height, weight, and BMI for age percentile, as well as the results of vision (grades K-12) and hearing (grades K-3, 6, and 11) screening. Please keep in mind the following information about the growth screening process:
 
•        One in five children in the United States is overweight, a statistic that has doubled in the last three decades. Being overweight can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases later in life.
 
•        BMI is a screening process, not a diagnosis. The best person to evaluate your child’s weight status is his/her regular health care provider.
 
•        Our focus during the growth screening process is health-centered, rather than weight-centered. That is, we encourage families to enjoy healthful eating together, plan daily physical activity, and create a nurturing environment where children can develop a positive body image.
 
Please contact the school nurse or your family doctor if you have any questions or concerns about the BMI growth screening process.
 
 
     

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For Parents of New Kindergarten Students:

All new students must  have a record of immunizations, completed health history, physical form, and dental form. Immunization records may be obtained from your health care provider. Other forms may be downloaded from the "Health Forms" section or by clicking on the links above. If  your child does not have a completed physical or dental form returned by December 21, 2015, they will be scheduled with our school doctor and/or school  dentist for the exam.

   

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New immunization requirements for all students went into effect at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. All elementary age students are required to have 2 doses of the Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. When your child receives the second Varicella vaccine (or any vaccine), please send verification from your health care provider to the school nurse so it can be added to your child's school health record. Click here to view the immunization flyer from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

     

The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.