• Welcome to the Nurse's Nook!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Thank you for taking time to visit our website! We are happy to be such an integral part of your child’s school health services team. Our goal is to deliver quality acute, chronic,  and/or emergency health care to your child in an atmosphere of care, concern, and safety.  As members of the health care team, we work in collaboration with you, the parent/guardian, and your child’s health care provider to ensure that your child’s overall health plan is followed during their school day. We want you to feel comfortable about the care your child is being given. We will be happy to discuss any concerns with you. Please feel free to contact us.
     
                                                Tina M. Bechtel, RN, BSN, CSN, MS Ed                          Margaret McConnell RN, CSN
                                                    tbechtel@cdschools.org                                                   mmcconnell@cdschools.org
                                                         09th and 11th grades                                                        10th and 12th grades
                                                     phone: 717-703-5364 ext 335                                            phone: 717-703-5364 ext 389
                                                             fax: 717-775-3217                                                         fax: 717-775-3217 
     
    9/1/2020 If you have not done so already, please complete the annual health survey that was sent via global connect last week. This provides us with the most up-to-date information regarding your child's health status as well as allows us to give certain over the counter medication (Tyleno, Tums, Ibuprofen) should you give your permission on this form to do so.  Reminder that all juniors, whether attending in person or online, must submit proof of a recent physical exam. We can accept any exam that has occurred since day one of their sophomore year. Additionally, any senior, whether attending in person or online, must submit proof of a second meningitis vaccine or one that was given after their sixteenth birthday. 
     
    8/13/2020 Welcome Back to what is going to be a year like none other.  We are prepared and excited to return. Please take a moment to review our website. You can find links to commonly used health forms, our contact information, community resources and ways you can assist us in keeping our school a healthy place for all to learn. Most importantly, familiarize yourself with the attached CDHS Health and Safety Plan.  This will be our guide in protecting your students during this unprecedented year.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.  We look forward to working with you and your children.CDHS Health and Safety Plan       
     
    4/16/2020 Curbside pickup for those students who have medication remaining at the school will occur on Monday, April 20th between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00am. You must remain in your car and a school official will come to you. Please have ID with you. You will be required to sign that you received the medication.  If you would like, please bring your own pen. If you are sending a student to pick up the med, the parent MUST send a note allowing release of the medication to the student.
     
    4/6/2020  Due to the Coronavirus, the Department of Health has temporarily waived the requirement for school physicals in a student’s 11th grade year. Therefore, any student who has not yet submitted proof of physical exam is exempt from this requirement. This includes any senior who has been sent obligation letter due to not meeting the requirement in their junior year. We stress this is temporary, and have not heard from the Department of Health as to requirements for next year.
     
    3/16/2020  Please refer to the district website for updated information regarding COVID-19. When researching information about this virus or any medical concern, please refer to reliable sources such as the CDC and PA Department of Health's website. Links to both sites can be found under the Educational Resource Section of our website.
     
    As always, remember your basic hygiene procedures, such as washing your hands for 20 seconds, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoiding those who are sick, staying home if you are sick, and maintaining a healthy physical distance from those around you. During this time off, be active, challenge yourself, eat right, sleep right, and if you take medication, be compliant with your medication regimen.
     
    We are available by email should you have any questions. Take care and looking forward to seeing you all soon! 
     
    • On August 21, 2017, the school board approved the school nurse administration of certain over-the-counter medications with prior parent written permission. If you would like to your son/daughter to receive Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Tums, should the nurse deem it appropriate, please ensure you have submitted the proper written permission to the nurses' office.  This form, entitled over the counter medication form, can be found on the health form links of this website. It need only be completed once and will remain active in your son/daughter's file unless you contact the school nurse to retract or change your permission. Please contact either one of us if you have any questions.
     
    • Starting in the 2017/2018 school year, all seniors are required to have a 2nd Meningitis vaccine. Any currently enrolled student who has not provided proof of this update will be placed on provisional status and will be given 5 days to provide proof of proper immunization. Any newly transfered student who does not meet the immunization requirements will also be provisionally enrolled, but will be given 30 days to obtain proof.   Those students who have had their first meningitis vaccine AFTER the age of 16 are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, all students must now have 4 polio vaccines with the fourth dose being administered on or after their fourth birthday, as well as an updated tdap vaccine given during or after their 7th grade year.
     
    • We are noticing several health issues that are affecting our students performance in the classroom such as vaping, lack of sleep, lack of breakfast. Please see the page labeled "Educational Resources" for more information on these topics.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on August 31, 2020