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

  • Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68)

    In recent years, hundreds of children across the country were hospitalized by a 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

    There have been several confirmed cases of mumps around the region during the month of December 2014. Below are some resources specific to the 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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