Saturday, April 29, 2017
Healthy children learn better. We all know this on a common sense level, but scientific data backs it up. Research suggests that students' health and learning are inextricably linked. Studies also have shown that school health programs can boost students' academic performance and improve behavior and attendance. So, efforts to increase student achievement should include a focus on health.
The Pennsylvania Public School Code provides that all children attending public, private, and parochial schools receive school health services. These services include medical and dental examinations and five different health screenings (growth, vision, hearing, scoliosis, and tuberculosis) at specified intervals; nursing services, including the treatment of acute and chronic conditions, first aid, and emergency care; medication administration; health counseling and health promotion; maintenance of student health records; and assessment for school immunizations.
Bear Creek Community Charter School employs a full-time Registered Nurse to support the health and welfare of our students while at school. Our School Nurse is:
Mrs. Tina Vojtko, RN
Phone: (570) 820-4070, Extension 6106
Parents must bring medications to school along with doctor's order. Please do not send in medication with students.
It is important that you notify the School Nurse of any changes in your child's health or a change in emergency contact information.
Bear Creek Community Charter School will be adhering to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as we monitor the health and safety of our students, staff and families. We request that you help us in our efforts by keeping your child home from school and school related activities if he or she is ill, notifying the school when your child is ill, and promptly reporting to the school to pick up your child should they become ill while in school.
For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention