Health Services Page

A nurse is on duty for all phases of the school health program. Her primary role

is for health appraisals which include eye screening, hearing screening, spinal

screening, and dental and medical examinations. In addition, first aid will be

administered for sudden illnesses and injuries that occur during school hours. Required medication will be given during the school day provided the appropriate permission forms have been completed. Your school nurse can also assist you in health counseling, health promotion and education, as well as medical referrals.

Blue Mountain's Nursing Staff (click on nurse's name to access their health page):

Elementary

                 East                                                                West & Cressona                                            Cressona

Charity Ciccone, CSN, BSN                           Tanya Laudenslager, CSN, BSN                           Beth Clifford, RN

Certified School Nurse                                    Certified School Nurse                                           Health Room Nurse

                Middle School                                                High School

         Elizabeth Abel, RN, MSN                         Cheryl Thomas, CSN, BSN

         Lead Nurse   

Food Allergies

If your child has a food or sting allergy please contact the school nurse .  You should have a Food/Sting Allergy Action Plan completed by your pediatrician.

If your child requires a special diet, it may be necessary to have your pediatrician complete the Food Service Plan.

Considerations for Parents Regarding Illness and School Attendance

The following criteria should be used to determine if a child is well enough for school.

  • A student will be sent home or should remain at home with a temperature over 99.4 with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, or rash.

  • Any student with a temperature over 100 , will be sent home from school.

  • A student should be fever free without medication, as well as free of vomiting or diarrhea symptoms x 24 hours before returning to school. 

  • Communicable diseases such as pink eye, scabies, ringworm, and influenza need to return to school with a note from the health care provider clearing them for attendance.

  •  Students who require dismissal from school due to illness must be dismissed to a parent or emergency contact on the child's emergency card. If a medical emergency occurs and a parent or emergency contact cannot be located, 911 will be contacted and the student transported to the hospital listed on the emergency information form (if possible) or the closest emergency room.

  •  If a physician's note is required for absence by the attendance office, sending an ill student into school to be sent home by the nurse does not eliminate the need for a physician note.

Contact Us

Blue Mountain District Office

685 Red Dale Road

P.O. Box 188

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Ph. 570.366.0515 | Fax 570.366.0838

Blue Mountain High School

1076 West Market Street

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Ph. 570.366.0511 | Fax 570.366.1965

Blue Mountain Middle School

685 Red Dale Road

P.O. Box 279

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Ph. 570.366.0546 | Fax 570.366.2513

Blue Mountain Elementary East

675 Red Dale Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Ph. 570.366.1065 | Fax 570.366.1797

Blue Mountain Elementary West

1383 Long Run Road

P.O. Box 220

Friedensburg, PA 17972

Ph. 570.739.4461 | Fax 570.739.4822

Blue Mountain Elementary Cressona

45 Wilder Street

Cressona, PA 17929

Ph. 570.385.5580 | Fax 570.385.7206

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