Welcome to the Penn-Trafford Health Services Page!

Each of our eight schools is overseen by a Certified School Nurse (CSN). Schools may also be staffed by a Registered Nurse (RN) in addition to the CSN.  If your child has special health care needs, requires medications or health treatments during the school day, and/or has a chronic health condition, please contact your school nurse to discuss.

PA School Immunization Requirements

All Students (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis*
    (1 dose given on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio
    (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella**
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td
**Usually given as MMR

Students attending 7th-12th grade need the following additional immunizations for attendance:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
    • 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age
    • 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade
    • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only 1 dose is required.

Exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are:

  • medical reasons;
  • religious beliefs; and
  • philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction

If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak.

Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements can be found in 28 PA Code Ch. 23 (School Immunizations).

Pennsylvania’s school immunization requirements can be found here:   Immunization

Vaccine Information can be found at: www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov

Contact your health care provider or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)

Annual Screenings & Required Information

ANNUAL STATE MANDATED SCREENINGS DONE BY THE SCHOOL NURSE

Height, Weight and Vision - Grades K - 12
Hearing - Grades K - 3, 7 and 11
Scoliosis - Grade 6 & Grade 7

PHYSICAL EXAM NEEDED

Kindergarten/Grade 1 or New School Entry
Grade 6
Grade 11

DENTAL EXAM NEEDED

Kindergarten/Grade 1 or New School Entry
Grade 3
Grade 7

New Student / Transfer Student Information

Health Information for New or Transfer Students
The Pennsylvania School Health Code mandates that all immunization records and physicals are required of new or transfer students to Penn-Trafford School District. They will be reviewed prior to your child's first day of school.

Please bring a copy of your child's immunization record and physical to the Nurse's office for review or your child will not be permitted to begin school. There will be no exceptions to this mandate. In addition, Emergency Care Cards and Health History Forms must be completed.

PTSD New Student Health History Form

Call the school office, as listed below and ask to speak with the school nurse for more information. 

 

School Nurse Information

School Nurse Phone Email
       
Penn-Trafford High School Lisa Popovich, CSN  724-744-0302 popovichl@penntrafford.org
       
Penn Middle School Aimee Markilinski, CSN 724-744-4431 markilinskia@penntrafford.org
  Betsy Sandala, RN 724-744-4431  sandalae@penntrafford.org
       
Trafford Middle School Aimee Markilinski, CSN  412-372-6600  markilinskia@penntrafford.org 
  Terri Mauro, RN  412-372-6600  maurot@penntrafford.org 
       
Harrison Park Elementary School Laurie Donatelli, CSN 724-744-2161 donatellil@penntrafford.org
  Debbie Momeyer, RN 724-744-2161  momeyerd@penntrafford.org
       
Level Green Elementary School Aimee Markilinski, CSN  412-372-6603 markilinskia@penntrafford.org 
  Lorna Cushman, RN 412-372-6603 cushmanl@penntrafford.org
       
McCullough Elementary School Laurie Donatelli, CSN 724-744-7441 donatellil@penntrafford.org
  Rose Costellic, RN 724-744-7441 costellicr@penntrafford.org 
       
Sunrise Estates Elementary School Laurie Donatelli, CSN 724-864-6700 donatellil@penntrafford.org
  Carole Diable, RN 724-864-6700 diablec@penntrafford.org
       
Trafford Elementary School Aimee Markilinski, CSN 412-372-6600  markilinskia@penntrafford.org
  Terri Mauro, RN  412-372-6600  maurot@penntrafford.org