Health Services

*PHILADELPHIA E&T CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020.

WE ARE CLOSING AS A CAUTIONARY MEASURE, WE HAVE NOT BEEN MADE AWARE OF ANY CASES OF COVID-19 REACHING OUR COMMUNITY AT THIS TIME.

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THE LOCATIONS ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON.

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**CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WHAT FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS**


For additional information, please visit the PA Department of Health's website:  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx


 SCHOOL COVID-19 PLAN(Updated: 3/14/20 at 1:30PM)

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Student Health is an important factor in the success and development of our students.

Nursing Services: Philadelphia E&T is committed to having a school nurse on site each day.

For more information regarding Administration of Medication

To reach our school nurse:
Nurse@petchs.org
267-514-1823 Extension 250

Immunizations
: Philadelphia E&T is committed to ensuring that students' vaccinations are up to date. Students who do not have proof of all required vaccines will not be able to attend school unless an exemption form has been submitted and approved by the Office of Health Services.

There are 3 Ways to Comply:
1. Schedule your child a well visit to ensure they receive the required vaccinations. Have your student’s doctor provide you with a Certificate of Immunization.
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2. Obtain a medical certificate signed by your child’s doctor, detailing the plan to complete vaccines if the next dose is not medically appropriate.
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3. Submit documentation if your child is exempt from any immunization(s) for a medical, religious or philosophical/ strong moral reason.

Contact your child's doctor or a Federally Qualified Health Center. Federally Qualified Health Centers are “safety net” providers such as community health centers. The main purpose of the FQHC Program is to enhance the provision of primary care services in under-served communities. Any Philadelphia resident is eligible for free or low-cost care at the City’s AHS Health Centers.
To schedule an appointment at a health center call (215) 685-2933.

Click HERE to access more important information regarding vaccinations and forms from the PA Health Department's website.

Mandated Health Screenings:

The Pennsylvania Public School Code requires specific health screenings, based on grade level, to all students in Pennsylvania. These are considered screenings and are not to be a substitute for regular checkups with a pediatrician. School nurses perform the following health screenings:

·       Growth Screening (height and weight)

·       Vision Screening

·       Hearing Screening –Grade11

Physical Examinations:
The Pennsylvania Public School Code requires that students upon original entry to 11th grade be given a "comprehensive appraisal" of their health. The physical is to be completed within 4 months prior to the start of the school year. In addition, Section 1402(c) requires the completion of medical questionnaires which are to become part of the student's health record.
Click HERE for more information.

Healthy Meals:  Breakfast and lunch are provided daily to all students free of charge. Those menus and nutritional information can be accessed HERE by viewing the School District of Philadelphia's Satellite Location Menu.

A third meal is available through our 21st Century Community Learning Center for more information contact Kevin Cassidy, 21CCLC Program Coordinator at cassidyk@petchs.org.


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