Welcome to the Spring Ridge School Nursing Department!
- Health Room Hours: 8:30 – 3:30 Daily
- Phone: 610-670-0180 ext. 1830
- A phone call is the best way to contact us!
- Stacy Pilgert, MSN, RN, CSN (Certified School Nurse): Monday-Friday
- Julie Hunter, Part-Time Nurse: Monday-Friday, 11 am to 1 pm.
When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?
Sometimes parents send their children to school to have them evaluated by the school nurse before they take them to the doctor for an illness or injury. Please do not send your child to school with a known illness or injury and request that the school nurse examine him/her and prescribe treatment. Only a licensed physician can legally do this function. Parents should keep the child home from school and have him/her evaluated by the doctor.
In order to prevent the spread of germs, please keep your child home from school if she/he shows any of the following symptoms:
- Fever: 100 degrees or higher. Must be fever-free without use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours..
- Persistent Cough or Headache
- Chills, Swollen Glands, Sore Throat
- Discharge or Redness of Eyes
- Unidentifiable Rash or Unusual Skin Eruptions
- Vomiting or Diarrhea
Please check your child for signs of illness before sending him/her to school. A child who is ill will not be able to learn, may infect other children and will not be happy.
When Do I Need A Doctor’s Excuse?
A doctor’s excuse is required, regardless of the number of days of absence, for the following communicable diseases: mumps, measles, whooping cough, respiratory streptococcal infections, scarlet fever, impetigo, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), ringworm of the scalp, scabies, meningitis, and infectious mononucleosis. A doctor’s excuse should also be presented to the school in case of injuries such as a broken arm or surgery such as an appendectomy, or myringotomy tubes (ears). This information is helpful to school personnel in case there are any restrictions in activities, complications to watch for, or to update your child’s health record.
A note from the parent/guardian is sufficient for all other illnesses. Any student who is absent from school for 3 or more consecutive days and does not have a doctor’s excuse must report to the nurse before being readmitted to class.
School regulations require that a pupil with chicken pox or head lice or nits be excluded from school. Students may return to school when they are fever-free and the chicken pox visicles are dry and have scabs and if they are lice and nit-free. A parent/guardian must accompany a student upon return and must report to the nurse to be cleared before being readmitted to class. A note is also required upon return.
Feel free to call your school nurse with any questions.