• Holicong Health Office
     
    Direct Health Office Telephone Line: (267) 893-2740
    School Fax: (267) 893-5816
    Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
     
    The Health Office Staff
    Donna Radice, RN BSN MEd Certified School Nurse
    Kathleen Simons, LPN Health Room Associate
     

    Please review the following information:
     

    Purpose of the School Health Program:
    • To ensure that your adolescent will enjoy a healthy and safe school year.
    • To facilitate and promote optimal learning by promoting good health among students and staff.
     
    Goals:
    • To promote early identification and remediation of student health needs.
    • To assist students to assume responsibility for their own health and to develop healthful attitudes and behaviors.
    • To provide health education and counseling for students, school personnel and parents.
    • To provide health services and first aid for students and staff.
    • To promote environmental safety and awareness of hazards.
    • To maintain a liaison with health care providers and community health programs/agencies.
    • To protect the health of students and staff by preventing the outbreak and spread of communicable diseases.
    • To promote school health services as part of the educational process.
    • To educate students about their bodies requirements and responsibilities to attain an optimal health status.
    All 7th grade students must have the following to enter school in September effective 2011-12:
     
    1. Documentation of having had the Varicella disease or 2 doses of the vaccine. A minimum of the first dose must have been administered.
    2. Documentation of having had the Tdap vaccine.
    3. Documentation of having had the Menningitis vaccine.
    4. Documentation of having had 1 - 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine. A minimum of the first dose must have been administered.
     
    All 8th and 9th grade students must have the following to enter school in September effective 2011-12:
     
    1. Documentation of having had the Varicella disease or 2 doses of the vaccine. A minimum of the first dose must have been administered.
     
    Non-compliance with the above noted state regulations will cause your adolescent to be ineligible to attend school until compliance has been met, effective May 1, 2012.
     
    Required Forms:
    1. Dental exam: required for all 7th grade and new entrance students from another state other than Pennsylvania
    2. Physical exam: required for any new entrance student from another state.
    3. Sports physical: required for your adolescent to try-out for any sport. Please see Athletic Dept. web page for more information.
    4.  Medication form: to complete if your child will require medication during the school day. This includes any medication the student may need to use after-school and / or carry on their person. Please speak to Mrs. Radice if your adolescent needs to self-administer a medication (example: asthma inhaler, Epi-Pen, etc.) STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SELF-ADMINISTER MEDICATION DURING SCHOOL WITHOUT PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLICONG’S HEALTH OFFICE STAFF. THIS INCLUDES: antibiotics, analgesics, over-the counter medications, etc.