Department Overview

  • Welcome to the Radnor Township School District health services program.

    The district's health policies and guidelines are developed in accordance with the school laws and regulations of Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of school health services is to advance the overall health and well-being of our students to support learning and academic success.

    RTSD health services program consists of a team of health professionals, including certified school nurses, registered nurses and a physician consultant. The health office in each building is staffed full time to provide first aid and support to students during the school day. Please contact the school nurse if your child has any special health concern or issue.

Important: New Immunization Requirements

  • The Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in the commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
     
    Students must receive all required vaccinations within the first five days of school or risk exclusion.
     
    View this flyer from the PA Department of Health or click here to learn more.

Topical and Prominent Health Concerns

  • 2019 Noval Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)

    According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.

    Learn more about 2019-nCOV, including signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment, on the CDC website here

    In RTSD, nurses have been alerted to be extra vigilant for the symptoms of 2019-nCOV, including sneezing, runny nose, fatigue, cough, fever, and a sore throat, particularly in students who have recently traveled out of the country. As always, RTSD custodial services will continue to disinfect all classroom and high-use surfaces regularly.

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  • Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68)

    Learn more about this respiratory illness identified as enterovirus 68 (EV-D68): More info

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  • Measles

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body.

    Measles can be serious, especially for children younger than 5 years old. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and death. Learn more about measles:

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  • Mumps

    Below are some resources specific to the mumps virus. Please note, links will take you to external websites.

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  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

    A fact sheet prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Health defines pertussis, or whooping cough, as a contagious disease involving the lungs and airways. It is caused by a bacterium, Bordetalla pertussis, that is found in the nose, mouth and throat of an infected person. More than 100 cases are reported each year in PA, mostly in children.

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Common Health Concerns

  • Allergic Reactions

    If your child has a history of an allergic reaction to food, insects or medication, please notify the school nurse so provisions can be made to provide treatment in the event of an exposure. More info

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  • MRSA

    MRSA infections are skin and soft tissue infections that may appear as pustules or boils which are often red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage. These skin infections usually occur at sites of visible trauma, such as cuts and abrasions, and areas of the body covered by hair; i.e., back of neck, groin, buttock, armpit, or beard of men. More info

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