Health Office



Welcome to Verner's Health Office
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Nurse - Ms. Kendall Kadylak 412-828-1800 x3017
 
 ...and welcome to Verner Elementary School! At Riverview the school nurses believe in promoting the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. It is our job to make sure that your children stay healthy and safe. Please contact  with any questions and concerns you have at 412 828-1800 x3017.
Our School Health Services are governed by State Laws and School District Policy.
Guidelines and Regulations are imposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Allegheny County Department of Health. In accordance with the law, all students receive an annual Ht, Wt, Body Mass Index, and Vision Screening. Hearing Screening is completed for students in grades K-3, 7 & 11. Scoliosis screening is performed for grades 6 & 7.

Immunization Information must be provided to the school nurse before your child is permitted to enter school.
You will be notified of any issues of non-compliance in accordance with Health Department Guidelines. Contact the nurse's office for information on obtaining a Medical or Religious Exemption.

A Physical Exam is mandatory, by state law, for students entering school for the first time (Kindergarten or 1st Grade), and for
students in grades 6 & 11.The exam may be completed by your family doctor, or by the school doctor. If your child had an exam within 1 year of the beginning of the grade in which the exam is due, you do not need to repeat the exam, just have your physician complete the form based upon the last exam.

A Dental Exam is also mandatory, by state law, for students entering school for the first time (Kindergarten or 1st Grade), and for students in grades 3 & 7.
Your family dentist may complete the exam, or the school dentist may do a general dental screening. Please have your dentist complete the form, and return it to the school nurse, or a school screening may be scheduled. If your child had an exam within 1 year of the beginning of the grade in which the exam is due, you do not need to repeat the exam, just have your dentist complete the form based upon the last exam.

Please assist us in decreasing the spread of contagious diseases!
Notify your school nurse if your child has an illness such as strep throat, chicken pox, pertussis, flu, etc. If your child is ill with a fever, keep him/ her home until they are fever free for 24 hours. Also during cold & flu season, remember to teach proper hand washing, and encourage the use of tissues and hand sanitizer.

NEW. IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
New Lead Level Testing Recommended for all Students Entering Kindergarten

The universal blood level testing regulation mandates that all children in Allegheny County be tested for lead exposure between 9 and 12 months of age and again at 24 months. Children who are not tested before 24 months old should be tested before the age of 6 or entry into kindergarten, whichever is sooner. School Nurses in Allegheny County will be checking to see if students entering kindergarten have blood lead levels completed. Children who do not have their blood lead level tested will not be excluded from enrolling in school. Please discuss lead level testing with your child's doctor.

Other resources: 


www.achd.net
www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead
www.epa.gov/lead

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