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 
 

Physical Examination and Dental Examination Requirement
Physical Examination and Dental Examination Requirement In preparing for the 2020-2021 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...
Wednesday Wellness – May 27th
Summer Safety Reminders from Your School Nurses *Sun Safety *Wear Your Helmet *Swimming Safety *Tick Prevention
Wellness Wednesday – May 20th
Moving Through the Wednesday Wellness Alphabet…….”E” is for Emergency WHO SHOULD WEAR A MEDICAL ID? Getting a medical ID is an important decision to make for your personal health and safety. If you’re not sure if you should be wearing one, here are some reasons to wear one: A person who is diagnosed or is living with the following health issues should wear a medical ID. 1. Food allergy – Are you allergic to certain types of food, nuts, dairy,...
Wellness Wednesday Highlights ~ May 12
“D” is for the dogs and "F" is for the frogs - Let us visit the A, B, C’s of Dog Safety and share safety tips and ways to stay safe around pets and other wildlife. Nicer, warmer weather is coming! Many of us will be outside more in the days ahead and may see a dog or a frog while on a walk. Social distancing of 6 feet and hand washing are also important when playing with pets, wildlife, ...
Wellness Wednesday from Your School Nurses – May 6
Treat yourself to a little self-care between your school work..... High school and middle school students check out: Stay focused by taking a mindfulness break from Penn State ProWellness Elementary students check out: GoNoodle  
Wellness Wednesday Highlights~ April 29 Heart Health
"C" is for Circulatory System or Cardiovascular System. Let's get your heart pumping and move into May by becoming Heart Healthy with physical activity. Click links below for heart healthy activities. Move Your Way: How much physical activity do kids, teens, and adults need? The Heart video : https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/csmovie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-a    
Wellness Wednesday from Your School Nurses – April 22nd
If you or your child need to go out of your home, here are links to proper face covering in regards to Covid-19: PA Department of Health – Universal MaskingUse of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19    Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19 from the American Academy of Pediatrics Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 from the CDC ABC's - Airway, Breathing, "C" us next week! The Nose: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/nose-movie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-c...
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
Reminders for Starting the 19-20 School Year From Your School Nurse
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 to...
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)