The School Health Program facilitates the healthy growth and development of children of school age in Pennsylvania. The School Health Program serves all children of school age attending public and non-public schools in Pennsylvania. This program prevents and detects health problems, and maintains and improves the health status of students.
State Mandated Health Services
Each year our School Nurses are required by PA Department of Health mandates to perform screenings on all of our students. These screenings include: height, weight, scoliosis, vision, and hearing. A full description of these services can be found at this link.
In order to help control contagious disease, you should keep your child home when he/she has a fever or has been vomiting. He/She should remain at home until he/she has been free of a fever or has not vomited for 24 hours before returning to school.
Change of clothes
If your child uses a change of clothing, from the nurse’s office, please wash & return the clothing so that enough clothing is available for other students who may need it. Undergarments should NOT be returned.
Gently used or new sweatpants, sweatshirts, and t-shirts are welcomed donations to our clothing closets. Please drop off any of these donations in the main office of the school.
PA Required Physical Examinations
The Pennsylvania Public School Code Section 1402 Health Services (e) requires that students upon original entry, sixth grade and 11th grade be given a "comprehensive appraisal" of their health. The physical will be accepted if it is conducted during the current school year or the immediate prior school year. A physical completed during the summer prior to a current school year is also acceptable. In addition, Section 1402(c) requires the completion of medical questionnaires which are to become part of the student's health record.
Other Health Topics
Are you an LPN, RN or CSN? Do you want to be a substitute Nurse in AGSD? Our daily sub Nurse rate is currently $175! If so please view the link below to apply.
School Nurses Email Contact:
Penn London Elementary
Avon Grove Intermediate
Fred S. Engle Middle School
Avon Grove High School