• Welcome to the Nurse's Corner! 
     
     
                                                                                              Leslie Wadsworth RN, CSN, M.Ed.
    Phone: 717-657-3060 opt. 3
    Nurse's Fax: 717-704-8495 
    School Fax: 717-657-0537
     

    Please note the immunizations requirements listed below as provided by the PA Department of Health.

    Also posted below: Immunization Clinics sponsored by the Department of Health 
     

       Thank you for taking time to visit the updated website! While school buildings are shut down due to the Coronavirus, my concern for your children is not.  I continue to work with staff to meet their needs and I am available to discuss your child's health issues with you.  The district will continue to keep you up to date on the CDC recommendations for eradicating this disease, so please visit their site for that information, but if you have any other worries or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email at the above email address.  I check it frequently EVERY DAY!  When school is back in session, I will be reaching out to the appropriate parents to update you on 6th grade school physicals and 7th grade school dental screenings.  In the mean time, please stay safe, stay home and know I am thinking about all of you.

     

    Leslie Wadsworth RN, CSN, M.Ed.

    Certified School Nurse for Linglestown Middle School and Yellow Breeches Educational Center

     

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    Want to fax a document directly to the nurse? Use this number:

    717-704-8495 

     
     
    Special notice to parents of 6th and 7th grade students:
     
     6th grade private physicals and 7th grade private dental exams are due now.  You may send the forms to the school by snail mail, or scan and email them to lwadsworth@cdschools.org, or fax them to 717-704-8495.  Please make sure your child's name and grade are on the forms no matter how you send them to my office.  Any form received by email, will get a reply that form was received.  

     

    Students in ALL grades: 

    All students will get screened for vision, height and weight every year.  Students in 7th grade will also be screened for scoliosis and hearing.  A letter with screening results and, if necessary, a referral form, will be mailed home after screenings are complete.  When you receive this letter, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

     
     
     
     
     
    School Immunization Requirements: (rev. 3/2017)
     
    Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:
    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
    • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 month after previous dose given)
    • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella**
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

    7th through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

    • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV). First dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade. If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

    *Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td

    ** Usually given as MMR 
     
     
    The only exemptions to the school laws for  immunizations are: 
    • Medical reasons;  
    • Religious beliefs; or  
    • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.       

     Contact Ms. Trask if you are interested in exempting your child. 

    If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak. 
     
    If you are uninsured or underinsured the Department of Health can help you receive vaccinations.
    Public immunization clinics are being held every Wednesday at the:
         Dauphin County State Health Center
         30 Kline Plaza
         Harrisburg, PA 17104
         Call 717-346-1470 with questions or to make an appointment.
     
    CVS minute clinic and Giant Foods on Jonestown Rd are also providing immunizations but want to be called 24 hours ahead of time and need the child's shot record.
    ** Please note that immunization records will not be available from the nurse during summer break. 
     
    For more immunization information please visit:

    www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov