Robin Lysakowski, RN
BSN from Albright College
Certified School Nurse Certificate from Cedar Crest College
Master's Degree in School Health at West Chester University.

The health and well being of Whitfield's students is my number one priority. In order to learn children must be at their optimal state of health.

When Do You Need A 
Doctor's Excuse?
A doctor's excuse must be provided for the following communicable diseases:
measels, whooping cough, strep infections, scarlet fever, mumps, impetigo, conjunctivitis, ring worm, scabies, mononucleosis. A doctor's excuse should also be presented if your child is absent for 3 or more consecutive days. 
A note from the doctor is also required in order to be excused from gym due to illness, injury, or surgery.
When Should A Child Stay Home?

Fever - 100 degrees or higher
(should be fever free for 24 hours 
before returning to school)
Persistent cough or headache
Discharge or Redness of eyes
Unidentifiable Rash
Vomiting or Diarrhea


Children's Health Insurance Pennsylvania

School Health Screenings
Height and Weight

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following vaccines:


  • 4 doses of tetanus*(1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 3 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles**
  • 2 doses of mumps**
  • 1 dose of rubella (German measles) **
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*Usually given as DTP or DT or Td

**Usually given as MMR

7th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for entry:

  • 1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis(Tdap) [if five years have elapsed since last tetanus immunization]

Last Modified on January 18, 2017