The Pennsylvania Department of Public Health requires that all students attending school in the state be immunized and receive medical examinations on entry to school, grade 6 and again in grade 11. In an effort to make sure that all children are protected and safe, we ask that all parents provide their child’s immunization records at the start of each school year. Students whose records are incomplete will be excluded from school until the appropriate vaccinates are received. If you need help getting immunizations or a physical exam for your child, please contact the school nurse for information and assistance. Please access the physical and dental forms on the website under FORMS & LINKS, Information for Parents.
IMMUNIZATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
The Pennsylvania Public School Code requires specific health screenings based on grade level to all students in Pennsylvania. School nurses perform the following health screenings:
Growth Screening- (height and weight) All grades K-12
Vision Screening- All grades K-12
Hearing Screening- Grades K,1,2,3,6,11
Scoliosis Screening (curvature of the back) Grade 6, 7
In addition to these screenings provided by the school nurse, Maritime has partnered with the Smiles Mobile Dental Program to provide dental services for students that may have a difficult time obtaining dental care. This service will be offered to your child during the school year. Parents/guardians will be provided complete information regarding the services and required to complete a written consent form prior to their child receiving any dental services.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any school health services, please contact the Middle School Nurse @215-535-4555 or the High School Nurse @ 215-427-3090. We look forward to helping your child reach their optimal educational goals.