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Health Services

Mrs. Mary Farley-Mell
School Nurse
farleyma@wallenpaupack.org

The Wallenpaupack Area School District Health and Wellness Program facilitates the healthy growth and development of our district children of school age.  In Wallenpaupack, we address our children's health and wellness needs with a comprehensive approach that includes health screening, physical activity programs, nutrition and education.

Mandated Health Screening Services

Growth Screening Program

A growth screening letter will be sent home to all parents of students in Grades K-12. This will include the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the Body Mass Percentile which are used as guidelines to help assess whether a person may be overweight or underweight.

Vision Screening

Vision Screening is completed for all students in Grades K-12. This screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination by an eye care specialist. If your child fails this screening, a referral will be mailed home.

Hearing Screening

Hearing screening is completed for students in Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11. This screening is not a substitute for an audiology examination by your health care provider. If you child fails this screening, a referral will be mailed home.

 

Health Care Policies

Medication Policy Health Care and Confidentiality of Student Health Information
 

Immunization Requirements

Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, there are new requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2017, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the vaccinations as described in this pamphlet, or risk exclusion from school.

Students at any grade, Kindergarten through 12th, including all public, private, parochial or nonpublic school in this Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must show proof of immunization before they can attend school. This pertains to vocational schools, alternative education programs, intermediate units, special education, home education programs, charter and cyber charter schools. For more information, please refer to this pamphlet.

 

South Elementary School Health Care Forms

Short Term Medication Private Physical Examination
Medication Private Dental Examination
Request to Carry EpiPen Request to Carry Inhaler
Immunization / Exemption Form  
 

Resources

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the Department of Health and Human Services

Growth Chart for Boys

Use to plot your child's BMI-for-age on the appropriate CDC growth chart for boys

Growth Chart for Girls

Use to plot your child's BMI-for-age on the appropriate CDC growth chart for girls