Conestoga Valley provides a staff of school nurses in each building. These staff members coordinate state-mandated health programs and are available to handle illness and injury occurring while the child is in school. In addition to providing health room services, the nurses serve as resources to the classroom teacher and community on health-related issues. The health services staff keep detailed records of student health information. All students will receive routine health services unless a parent/guardian submits to the building nurse a written notification for refusal of treatment. Please note that the reslts of the yearly health screenings will be available on the Parent Portal once results are obtained. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.
Click on the link to the left for important student health forms.
CV school nurses believe:
- Every child has the right to all educational opportunities that will allow him/her to reach full capacity as an individual and prepare him/her for responsibility as a citizen.
- Every child has the right to a level of health that permits maximum utilization of educational opportunities.
- Parents and guardians have full responsibility for the health of their children; school nurses collaborate with parents and guardians in providing health services to their children while in school.
- The school health program, through the components of health services, health education, and concern for the environment, provides knowledge and understanding on which to base decisions for the promotion and protection of individual, family, and community health.
- The appropriate roles of the school nurse in the school health program include manager of school health care; delivery of health services; advocate for the rights of children; counselor for health concerns of children, families, and staff; and educator for school/community regarding health concerns.
Do Not Send Ill Children to School! Please do not send your child to school if ill. The school will not provide diagnostic services nor will they allow your child to spend the day in the health room. Likewise, do not expect the nurse to treat/diagnose injuries or illness which occur at home. In both above situations the nurse will contact you and expect you to provide appropriate care including coming for your child.
School Safety: In cases where the principal, counselor, or nurse feels that a child's health or safety is threatened or is a threat to others, they will immediately contact the parent to refer to appropriate community resources. They may also refer to the home/school visitor to work with the parent.
Parents Responsible for Transportation: Car or Ambulance School personnel are not permitted to transport ill students for any reason. If your child becomes ill or injured in school you will be contacted and will be expected to make arrangements for transportation home or to a medical facility. In the event that you cannot be reached, the school may call an ambulance at your expense. Also, in the event of an emergency, the school nurse may call an ambulance before notifying parents/guardian if the nurse feels this action is appropriate.
State-Mandated Services: The state-mandated program requires physical exams for entry to school and at Grades 6 and 11. Dental exams are required for school entry and in Grades 3 and 7. CV recommends that these exams be performed by the family physician/dentist on forms provided by the school. In addition, vision, height, weight, and body mass index are checked annually. Scoliosis and hearing screenings are completed at intervals required by the state. Forms can be downloaded at www.ConestogaValley.org/health. Health screening results will be posted to the parent portal in Sapphire. If you prefer or require a paper copy of your child’s health screening results, please contact the certified school nurse in your student’s building.
Health Clinic Services Not Available in School: The primary function of school health services is preventative in nature. Through classroom presentations and health screening activities, nurses try to teach sound health habits and to detect health problems early. Health room care is available for students who become ill or are injured while in school. Please do not expect the school to handle sickness or injury occurring outside of the school day. *If students become ill or injured during the school day, they must report to the nurse’s office for evaluation. Students are not permitted to call home from cell phones for parents to pick them up.
Special Medical Services: Special medical services may be handled on an individual basis by contacting the nurse. Parents are expected to provide special equipment.