HEALTH & WELLNESS
School Nurse is available Monday-Friday throughout the school day.
Office Phone: 484.975.6500 ext. 3061
Mrs. Kim Vernacchio, RN, BSN
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Mrs. Trisha Smith, RN, CSN, M.Ed.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
Please update the nurses’ office of any change in your student’s health including any injuries, medical treatments, new medications, or immunizations. Up-to-date information is essential in an emergency situation.
Parents and Guardians complete the Health Emergency Form for their students at the beginning of each school year. The nurses refer to this form every time that your student visits the nurses’ office. This form indicates your permission for students to receive: Tylenol, Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), Chloraseptic, Tums, and Benadryl in the event of an allergic reaction.
**Ibuprofen is limited to 3 doses weekly without written physician permission.
School Immunization Requirements
Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements MUST be met by 5th day of school or the student will NOT be allowed to attend school. If you are unsure, please check with your pediatrician.
Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:
4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis
4 doses of polio
2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox)
Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:
2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) (one due for 7th grade and one due for 12th grade)
1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
Only medical exemptions for immunizations are allowed. Those students who have a medical exemption signed by an MD or DO will be accepted. Per Archdiocesan rule, religious or moral exemptions are no longer accepted.
If your child has an exemption, he/she could possibly be excluded in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease.
PJP has developed a Concussion Policy through the collaboration of athletics, nursing, administration, and guidance. If a student needs to be evaluated for an injury the concussion policy details the process. Physicians complete PJP's concussion form indicating any needed student accommodations. It is essential that together we are supportive in the recovery process for the health and well-being of our students.