• School Nurse

    Welcome to the Nurse’s Office for Cambria Heights School District

    The Health Services Department would like to share up to date health information and resources to assist you in reaching and maintaining optimal health for you and your children.  

          Parents the link below contains resources for you with actions to take and points to consider for returning to school during COVID-19 Pandemic. Check in with your child each morning for signs of illness. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, they should not go to school. Make sure your child does not have a sore throat or other signs of illness, like a cough, diarrhea, severe headache, vomiting, or body aches. If your child has had close contact to a COVID-19 case, they should not go to school. Follow guidance on what to do when someone has known exposure.

     

    CDC parent checklist for returning to school:

    Actions to take and points to consider for returning to school during COVID-19 pandemic

     

    Guidance from CHSD School Nurses Regarding COVID-19 Symptoms/Exposure 

     

    Please review the symptoms on the tables below to determine whether your child should attend school each morning. In addition, these symptoms will be assessed if your child reports to the school nurse. If the student has ONE symptom in column A or TWO symptoms in column B they must stay home or will be sent home until it is determined they may return to school. These guidelines have been determined by the PA Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Please contact your health care provider regarding specific questions about your child’s symptoms. Students with fever, vomiting or diarrhea should not be sent to school.

    COLUMN A- ONE Symptom

    COLUMN B- TWO Symptoms

    Cough (New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough a change in their cough from baseline per CDC guidance)

    Fever (measured or subjective). If temperature is 100.4 or higher or if taking fever-reducing medication such as Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) stay home

    Shortness of breath

    Chills

    Difficulty breathing

    Shivering

    New loss of smell

    Muscle aches

    New loss of taste

    Sore throat

     

    Headache (new onset, especially with fever per CDC guidelines 7/28/20)

     

    Nausea or vomiting

     

    Diarrhea

     

    Fatigue

     

    Congestion or runny nose

    Please note:  The School Nurses are required to comply with these guidelines.  Any child who presents to the Health Room with the above symptoms will be sent home.  We are asking parents to be available and have a pick-up plan in place.

    In addition, if a student has tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact/potential exposure to someone who has tested positive they must stay home and isolate/ quarantine as directed until it is determined they can return to school.

    It is recommended to wear a clean mask daily.

    Close contact is considered less than 6 feet of separation for greater than 15 minutes. Contact your health care provider or the PA Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258 regarding isolation/quarantine recommendations.

    Communication with your child’s school nurse is important if your child has COVID-19 or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. If your child has been sent home from school with a suggested referral to their health care provider they may not return until cleared by a physician.  The school nurses may be reached at:

    Erin Lacue, Middle/High School Nurse      Phone # 814-674-3601  ext. 3329   elacue@chsd1.org  Fax # 814-674-6072

    Jackie Deckard, Elementary School Nurse Phone # 814-344-8506 ext.1027 jdeckard@chsd1.org Fax # 814-344-6274