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Nurse Policies

Susquehannock High School offers nursing services that meet student emergency needs, monitor immunization records and requirements, make general recommendations about school health and safety, and dispense medicines in accordance with Board Policy #210 and the Board approvedHealth Policies and Standing Orders Manual.

Use of Medications – General

Medications, which have been provided by the parents for a specific student, may be administered by the nurse or designee.  If a parent is unable to deliver the medication to school, secondary students may deliver up to one week’s worth of medication to the nurse’s office immediately upon entering the school building.  Medications will be administered if the directions below have been followed.

  1. Written doctor’s order and complete instructions (required for all prescriptions)
  2. Written parental consent (required for all medications)
  3. All medicine must be in the original container, when possible.
  4. The label must include:
  5. Student’s name
  6. Name of medication
  7. Amount to be given
  8. Time to be given
  9. Non-expired date
  10. For short-term medication, provide only enough medication that is needed.
  11. Please do not send the entire supply of medication and expect it to be returned home daily.
  12. Medication must be administered in the health office.
  13. Rescue medications, such as inhalers, epipens, and glucagons, which must be administered immediately, may be carried by the student throughout the school day. A doctor’s note, parent permission form, and Asthma Action Plan or Allergy Alert should be on file in the health office.  If this medication is given outside of the health office, the student should report to the health office immediately for evaluation.
  14. All doctors’ orders for medication must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
  15. School personnel may refuse to administer medication or allow a child to self-administer medication if parents fail to comply with the stated medication policy.

First Aid Treatment

In cases of emergency, illness or accident, first aid treatment shall be administered by qualified school personnel to the following extent:

  • First aid in the school is limited to first treatment only.
  • No diagnosis is made, and no medication given.
  • Emergencies shall be treated which require help in matters of minutes, such as: uncontrolled hemorrhage; extreme chest conditions, as stoppage of breathing; extended period of unconsciousness; burns covering ten percent (10%) or more of the body; snake or insect bites; extensive eye injuries.

Additional information about authorized first aid procedures are described in Board Policy #210 and the District Health Policies and Standing Orders Manual.

Immunization

In order to safeguard the school community from the spread of certain communicable diseases and in recognition that prevention is a means of combating the spread of disease, the Board requires all students to be immunized against certain diseases in accordance with State statutes, unless specifically exempt for religious or medical reasons.

No student shall be admitted to school for the first time who has not been immunized against such diseases as are enumerated by the Advisory Health Board and in the manner directed by the Secretary of Health.

When pupils are known to have been exposed to a communicable disease, the principal shall have the authority to consult with a physician concerning excluding the pupil(s) from school for the incubation period of the particular disease, or to follow other requirements of the regulations of the State Department of Health.

Board Policy #203 describes the immunization policy in further detail.

Contagious Disease

Pupils who are sent home by the school nurse or doctor are to be excluded until such time as they are completely well. When a pupil has been excluded because of any contagious disease, s/he shall be readmitted only upon a written statement submitted by the school nurse, family physician, or the school doctor.

Medication Permission Form

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HEART

HEART is the name adopted by the school district for the student assistance program, which is a program of systematic responses to student problems in school.  HEART is an acronym for “Helping Educate At Risk Teens.”  HEART is coordinated by members of the professional staff who have received training in recognizing student behaviors that inhibit educational growth. Referral to HEART may be made by the school staff, parents, guardians, peers, concerned individuals, or the students themselves.  Referrals are made when academic success is affected by personal problems and/or inappropriate behavior.  Referral contacts are through a guidance counselor.  Confidentiality between students and staff will be respected and maintained in the best interest of the student. Anyone needing additional information should contact the guidance department.  

Social Services

The mission of the Social Services Coordinator is to eliminate barriers to academic success for all students.  This mission calls for a variety of services including, but not limited to: assistance with applying for free and reduced lunch, coordination of welfare services with other state and local agencies, and attendance issues.  The Coordinator works closely with teachers, administrators, parents, outside organizations and, of course, students. The social services office is located in Susquehannock High School, but services are provided to students at all schools. General and specific questions about District social services should be addressed to 717-235-4811 Extension 4325.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Education

A full range of special education services is provided by the Southern York County School District.  Programs provided directly by the District include those for students who have a specific learning disability, emotional disturbance, mental retardation, speech or language impairment, a hearing impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, early childhood developmental problems, or other health impairment. If you require general or specific information about special education services, please contact the Director of Special Education at Extension 7229. Identification If teachers or staff suspect that a student might be in need of specially designed instruction, a school team reviews records and diagnostic data.  At the elementary level, the school team is called an Instructional Support Team.  At the middle school and high school, the team is called a Student Study Team.  Conclusions are drawn by the school team as to whether or not adaptations or modifications can be made to the student’s educational program that will address the needs of the student, or if a referral for a multidisciplinary evaluation and further assessment is recommended. If a parent wishes to request a multidisciplinary evaluation, the school district asks the parent to provide the child’s building principal with written permission for the evaluation to begin.  Any parent who requests a multidisciplinary evaluation of a resident child not attending Southern schools should send the written request to the Director of Special Education. Annual Notices Click this link to view all District Annual Legal Notices. A full text of the “Annual Notice to Parents of Protected Handicapped Students,” “Parents’ Right to Know,” and “Parents’ Access Rights to Educational Records” follow.

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