Penn Cambria Nurses Office
Ms. Amanda Bender, RN, Certified School Nurse at PCPP, PCP, and PCI
Ms. Jenny Damin, RN, Certified School Nurse at PCMS, PCHS, and Nonpublic Schools
Ms. Bethany Vinglas, RN, Health Room Assistant at PCI
Ms. Melisa Bradley, LPN, Health Room Assistant at PCP
Ms. Leah Montgomery, RN, Health Room Assistant at PCMS 
 

Click Here – Important Reminders from Your School Nurses for the 2021-2022 School Year
Health plans need to be renewed each school year. This includes emergency health plans, allergy health plans, asthma health plans, diabetic health plans, seizure action plans, special procedure orders, medical excuses (such as for physical education class), and medication orders. Please return to the nurse as soon as possible. If your child has an order to self-carry and self-administer an inhaler, epi-pen or insulin, the above forms must be on file in the nurse’s office. In addition, your child needs...
Click Here – Physical Examination and Dental Examination Requirement
Physical Examination and Dental Examination Requirement In preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year, students need the following examinations completed and returned to the school nurse by September 15th, 2020: Physical Examination (pre-k, kindergarten, 6th & 11th grades, and transfer students from another state) Dental Examination (pre-k, kindergarten, 3rd & 7th grades) Parents/guardians are urged to have these examinations done by their healthcare providers because they will have a better knowledge of the past history of the child and will be...
Wellness Wednesday Message
Hello Penn Cambria Community.  We hope all of you are well and safe. Our Division of School Health  here at Penn Cambria is available to share some health facts, wellness tips,  fun activities, and also to assist in linking resources to our students, parents, faculty, staff and their Panther families.    If you would like to learn about a specific health related topic or if there is something we may assist you with during the school closure please contact our Certified...
Coronavirus Information for K-12 Schools from PA Dept of Health
Please see the attached fact sheets for information about the coronavirus being provided by the PA DOH (Pennsylvania Department of Health) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) 04 15 2020 What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others  03 24 2020 Coronavirus Fact Sheet 02 03 2020 K-12 Coronavirus Fact Sheet 02 03 2020 Coronavirus Fact Sheet
Preventing the Spread of the Flu
We know flu season is still in full swing.  This video from the CDC will give you some tips for stopping the spread of the flu at home.
Sunscreen Use and Act 105 of 2018
Under Act 105 of 2018, you child will be permitted to bring/apply sunscreen products in school if you complete and submit the sunscreen form provided here to your child's school. Sunscreen Use Parent Form In addition, all students will be permitted to use sun-protective clothing (ex: hats) while outdoors.  All sun-protective clothing must follow dress code guidelines.
Use of Asthma Inhalers
Every student who has asthma needs to have an Asthma Management Plan on file with the school nurse. An Asthma Inhalers Self-Administration by Students Form is available in the health office.
Medication Policy
In accordance with school policy, medication(s) should be given at home before and/or after school. However, when this is not possible, prior to receiving the medication at school, each student must provide the school nurse with a Medication Administration Consent form signed by the student's parent/guardian and a Medication Order from a licensed prescriber. This applies to all medication whether it is over-the-counter or a prescription. All medications must be in an original prescription bottle/container from a pharmacy and brought into school by a...
Department of Health Requirements
Learn more about screenings and exam requirements for each grade level as set by the PA Department of Health. A physical exam is required for grades K, 6, & 11 as well as any new student entering a PA school for the first time. (private physical form available for download on website) A dental exam is required for grades K, 3, & 7 as well as any new student entering a PA school for the first time. (private dental form available...
Flu Information
The cold and flu season can be very challenging for students, families, and schools. Please click below to access helpful information about the flu as well as some guidance for families when dealing with cold and flu symptoms. What to do if your child is sick with the flu (pdf) Cleaning to Prevent the Flu (pdf) Is It a Cold or Flu?.docx (docx) Influenza (flu) Flu Guide (pdf) Flu Guide for Parents (pdf) Flu Guide for Parents with children who...
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Cambria County Resource Guide (PDF)
Immunization Requirements The PA Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. Please click below to get more information about the updated regulations. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Bender or Mrs. Kowalski if you have any questions.  PA Immunization Website New School Vaccination Parent Letter (pdf) New Immunization Requirement Letter (pdf)