Ms. Mccartin-Donnelly
    Hello and welcome to the Darby Township School Nurse's Office Website.
    I can be reached at 610 522-4375 ext 1107

    downloadable health forms (physical, dental, medication to be administered at school) are available on the district's main page under For Parents

    The Health Office is open throughout the day.  Students presenting to the nurse must have a pass.  Children should not attend school if they have diarrhea, vomiting, fever (temperature of 100 or more), persistent cough or a communicable disease such as chicken pox, pink eye or strept throat.  Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they have a fever.  School policy requires any student who presents with a temperature of 100.5 or more must be sent home. The nurse will not assume responsibility for treatment of injuries that have not occurred during the school day.    


    The Health Office is not a primary care facility like a doctor’s office.  The nurse does not make a medical diagnosis, prescribe treatment, or administer prescription medications without written physician’s orders.  First aid and medical care provided by the nurse is primarily for sudden illnesses or sudden injuries that occur during the school day or for treatment directed by your physician.  A student should not come to school for the nurse to determine if they are well enough to attend.  If there is doubt, the student should remain home and your family physician should be contacted.  The nurse will function on the premise that the student left home well unless you have made contact with the health office to the contrary.


    Please alert us if there is a change in your child’s health status so I may update the emergency card.  Likewise, any change in your address, home, work, or cell phone numbers should be brought to my attention immediately.  A new emergency card must be filled out on both sides and signed by the parent during the first week of school.  Previous doctor notes, prescriptions, and emergency cards do not carry over from year to year.



    Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements

    For attendance in ALL grades in 2012/2013 children need the following:
    • 4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
    • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after the 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) vaccine or history of disease
    Children attending 7th grade in 2012/2013 need the following:
    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)
    • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
    These requirements allow for medical reasons and religious beliefs. If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.
    Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements can be found in 28 PA.CODE CH.23 (School Immunization)
    Contact your health Care provider or call 610-344-6252 for more information.
    *usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td
    **usually given as MMR