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Friday, April 19, 2019
Health Services
701 Church Street • Moscow, PA 18444 • (570) 842-7659

Office Functions

The Health Services Office coordinates all student health-related services for the North Pocono School District, including:

  • Collecting and managing student medical data as required by the Pennsylvania School Code,
  • Verifying compliance with state-required physicals, screenings, and immunizations,
  • Providing various physicals and screenings as appropriate,
  • Administering prescribed medications that must be given during school hours according to physician's orders,
  • Storing and managing inventory of prescribed medications,
  • Administering care when needed and maintaining logs of such care,
  • Providing medical referrals as needed,
  • Filing state-required annual and incidental reports,
  • Serving on Student Assistance Program teams,
  • Serving on the Coordinated School Health committee, and
  • Advising the district on policy related to student health.

State Mandated Screenings

  • Physicals required in Kindergarden (or upon original entry to school), 6th grade, and 11th grade
  • Dental screenings required in 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 7th grade
  • Scoliosis screening required in 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade

Medication Policy

The North Pocono School District recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. Although the District strongly recommends that medication be given at home, it realizes that some children require medication while in school. When medication must be given during school hours, certain procedures must be followed:

  • 1. The physician and the parent/guardian must complete the "Authorization for Medication During School Hours" form. This form is required for prescription and non prescription medications.
  • 2. Any medication to be given during school hours mustbe delivered directly to the school nurse, the school principal or his/her designee by the parent or a responsible adult. The school nurse or designee will keep a "Log of Student Medications Delivered to School."
  • 3. The medication must be brought to school in the original pharmaceutically dispensed and properly labeled container. Medication brought to school should not exceed a thirty (30) day supply unless an other amount is deemed necessary by the school nurse.
  • 4. A "Medication Log" will be kept for any child receiving medications during school hours.
  • 5. The Certified School Nurse will determine the student's ability to carry and self-administer prescribed medications such as asthma inhalers and Epi-Pens.
  • 6. A locked cabinet will be provided in the building for storage of medication.
  • 7. Upon request unused medication will be given to the parent for disposition. The School Nurse should record date, time, amount, and obtain the signature of parent/guardian or adult receiving the medication.
  • 8. Students are not allowed to have medications in their possession unless prior authorization from the school nurse has been received.
  • 9. If a student requires a medication while on a field trip,the school nurse should be notified in adequate time for arrangements to be made for the medication to be administered by the school nurse, parent or adult designee.
  • 10. Any student violating the district’s medication policy may face a suspension with the possibility of a hearing before the Board of Education for further disciplinary action.

For More Information

If you have questions pertaining to health services at the North Pocono School District, please contact the nurse or nurse assistant assigned to your child's building; contact information is listed below.

 
District Health Services Staff
Name Position Email Phone Website
Mrs. Lynn Heard, RN/CSN School Nurse - High School This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 842-7606 ext 5037
Mrs. Lisa Sheerer, RN/CSN School Nurse - Middle School This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 842-4588 ext 3133
Mrs. Courtney Butler, RN/CSN School Nurse- Intermediate School This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 842-7676 ext 4152
Mrs. Colleen Silva, RN Nurse Assistant This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mrs. Ellen Lentowski, LPN Nurse Assistant - MEC This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 842-8464 ext 6307
Mrs. Cindy McIntosh, RN/CSN School Nurse - Jefferson This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 689-2656 ext 2306