School Nurse—Grades K-6: Robin Kaskie, 724-223-5033
Dental Hygienist: Deanna Warco
School Nurses promote health and wellness and assist in providing a safe and healthy environment that is conductive to learning for all students and staff.
All students in the Elementary School are provided with screenings mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. These screenings include:
These screenings are administered by the nurse on an ongoing basis throughout the school year. A referral is sent home if there is a need for further evaluation. Physical examinations are provided by the School physician. Parents/Guardians may choose to have their family doctor perform the physical at their own expense. The Private Physician’s Report of Physical form(opens 1Commonwealth of Pennsylvania_.pdf) may be downloaded or requested from the school nurse.
It is the policy of the Washington School District that medication be administered at home by a parent or guardian. Under exceptional circumstances, medication prescribed by a physician may be administered by school personnel in compliance with school regulations. The Authorization for Medication During School Hours form(opens medication policy doc.pdf) may be downloaded or requested from the school nurse.
Pennsylvania State Law requires that all students be properly Immunized. Students are required to have the following properly spaced Immunizations:
Parents/Guardians who have medical or religious objections to these immunizations should contact the school nurse or building principal.
In order to prevent the spread of Communicable disease, students should remain out of school according to the following:
Any child who has a fever of 100 degrees or more, vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea should be kept at home. Children will be sent home if these symptoms occur in school
The District employs a part-time dental hygienist. Her responsibilities include Pennsylvania State mandated screenings in grades 1, 3, and 7 and providing dental health education in grades K-8.
Download Parents’ Form for Required Dental Screenings
Download Parents’ Consent Form for Child Participation in Tooth Brushing
Procedures are in accordance with Washington School District Policy 504, Student Health Exams.
Parents, please remember to send in to your child's homeroom teacher or fax your child's dental screening permission form/private dentist report for 1st , 3rd, and 7th grades.
Send permission forms for the toothbrushing program in 2nd and 4th grades.