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Rules for Medications in School
Only medications that are necessary during school hours will be given, ex:
  • ADHD/ADD medications
  • Antibiotics which require 4 doses in a day
  • Emergency medications such as Epipen, Asthmatic Inhalers and mini-nebulizers
Each medication must have a permission slip signed by the parent and the medication needs to be in the original Rx container.
Controlled substances, such as Ritalin, Clonidine, etc. MUST be brought in by a guardian. These medications must be counted and signed in by the guardian and nurse and kept locked.
 
Medications that are early morning or late afternoon, such as 3:00, should be given at home. Example: An Antibiotic for 3x/day should be given before the child comes to school, then when the child comes home and then just before bedtime or as specifically ordered by the physician.
 
 
PA Immunization Guidelines
NEW IMMUNIZATION LAWS
Current 6th Grade Students:
The Pennsylvania state law mandates that students entering 7th grade next year must have one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningoccal Vaccine IN ORDER TO START THE FIRST DAY OF 7th GRADE.
Therefore, it is extremely important to submit these shot records during their 6th grade school year in order to avoid exclusion for your child’s first day of 7th grade.
 
If your child has had these immunizations please make sure the school nurse has an updated copy of the dates the immunizations were given.
Please call the Pennwood Nurse’s office, your pediatrician, or the PA Department of Health with any questions.
Always make a copy prior to sending them in to avoid any further issues.
 
 
Health Examination Sixth and Seventh Grades
Current 6th and 7th Grade Students:
Physical examinations are required of all sixth grade students and dental examinations are required of all seventh grade students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  If you plan to take your child to a private physician or dentist instead of school exams, please have the proper form filled out at the time of the appointment. Forms may be obtained from our nurse or on the right of the page. These private examination forms are due now. If your form has not been returned, please do so as soon as possible.
 
Medical Excuses From Physical Education
Medical excuses from physical education classes may be written by a parent for up to 3 days. If excused MORE than 3 days, a doctor’s note MUST be brought in. The doctor’s note must state how long the student is to be out of physical education and when the student is cleared to return to physical education. Not providing a doctor’s note will affect the student’s physical education grade.If students are excluded from physical education due to a medical excuse, they are also excluded from school team sports. 
 
Be a germ stopper
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your upper sleeve, not your hand. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • After you sneeze or cough
  • After using the bathroom
  • Before you eat
  • Before you touch your eyes, mouth or nose 
 
Latex Reduced Environment
Pennwood Middle School is a latex reduced environment. Please refrain from bringing latex balloons and other latex products into the school. Latex is a product manufactured from natural rubber and is found in such commonplace items as balloons, Koosh balls, and other rubber containing products.
 
 Mylar balloons are a safe alternative to latex balloons. 
 
Pennwood Middle School
1523 Makefield Road
Yardley, PA 19067-3199
Telephone: 215-428-4237
Mission Statement
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,
the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative,
ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.
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