• Health Checklist for Parents and Students

    For All Parents and Students:

    • Make sure immunizations are up-to date.
    • Review hygiene tips to prevent the spread of infections.
    • Establish a bedtime and wake-up time to ensure adequate and consistent sleep.
    • Develop a routine for homework and after school activities.
    • Eat breakfast each day at home or at school.
    • Help make appropriate clothing choices (for example: wear comfortable and safe shoes)
    • Keep an open line of communication with your child to ensure that he/she remains safe at schools. If a concern arrises, such as bullying, contact the appropriate school officials immediately.
    • Get involved! Sign up for the parents organization (PTA/PTO), school Wellness Committee, and mark events such as back-to-school night and parent/teacher meetings on the calendar.
     
    For Parents Who Have Students with a Health Concern:
    • Make your child's health concern known to the school and school nurse.
    • Introduce yourself and your child to the school nurse.
    • Bring current signed healthcare provider orders to the school nurse.
    • Develop an individualized healthcare plan or other educational plans as needed (for example: 504, IEP) together with the school nurse and other appropriate school officials.
    • Give permission for the school nurse to communicate with your family's healthcare provider by signing a release form.
    • Provide parent/guardian contact information and update the school with any changes.
    • Confirm the school's disaster/emergency plan. Make sure your child has his/her medication and/or medical devices (for example: EpiPen, asthma inhalers, insulin, etc.).
     
    External Resources: 
    • Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD)
    • Immunizations Walk-in Clinic & Travel Immunizations (ACHD)
      • Office has moved to Downtown Pittsburgh
        • Address: 425 First Avenue, 4th Floor (entrance is on Cherry Way), Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
        • Phone: (412) 578-8062
        • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.