WashingtonElementary School

Health Room Information

School Nurse: Mary Frost RN,BSN,CSN
Health Room Assistant : Dawn Fridirici, AAS
Phone number: 484-765-4942

As the school nurse, I provide for the daily healthcare of students in order to maximize their learning potentials. Please check back often to see new information.

If students must take medication during school hours, an Authorization for Medicine During School Hours must be completed by the physician and parent before the medication can be given.

Si los estudiantes tienen que tomar medicamentos durante el horario escolar, una autorizacion de medicamentos durante el horario escolar debe ser completado por el physicain y los padres antes de que el medicamento se puede administrar.

6th Grade Physicals
5th Grade students are required by the School Health Law of Pennsylvania to have a physical examination completed when he/she enters the 6th grade.  This examination can be completed any time after
 September 1st.
Any physical examination that is completed while the student is in Grade 5 will be accepted.
Completed physicals can be turned into the nurses office at any time.

All new students are required to have a physical and completed immunizations prior to the start of school.

If you do not have health insurance, your child can call 1-877-223-5956. You may call Vida Nueva at Casa (No Insurance only) 610-841-8400 to set up an appointment for a physical exam. For immunization assistance please call the Allentown Health Bureau @ 610-437-7754.

Annually the nurse’s office performs State Mandated Screenings; where we measure height, weight, vision and hearing screenings. All results are posted in your child’s portal.

Please be mindful when NOT to send your child to school due to illness.

  • Appearance/Behavior-unusually tired, pale, no appetite, hard to wake, or confused.
  • Eyes-if there is drainage, redness, itching, pain or sensitivity, this should be checked by a health care provider.
  • FEVER-temperature of 100 degrees or higher, students need to be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication to reduce the fever.
  • Bad cold/cough
  • Diarrhea-2 or more watery stools in 24 hours
  • Vomiting- 2 or more times in 24 hours, home until 24 hours vomit free.
  • Rash
  • Injury/Surgery

Encourage frequent hand washing, and covering coughs protects everyone.

Thank you for your support to keep students safe & healthy.

Authorization for Medication During School Hours