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Vision Screening - Vision screening is underway at East Pike. Research shows that vision problems affect 1 in 20 preschoolers and 1 in 4 school-age children. Therefore, early detection is the key for the most effective treatment. It is noted by the Pennsylvania Optometric Association that it is possible the results of the school exam may not always match the outcome of the comprehensive exam completed by the eye doctor. However, it is strongly suggested there is no such thing as “over-referral.”  Ultimately, the vision testing that is completed in the school setting is strictly a screening tool. Either an optometrist or ophthalmologist completes the best diagnostic testing. If you have any questions regarding the school vision screening program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Mauk.
School Physicals – The Pennsylvania School Health Code requires a physical examination for children in Kindergarten or first grade if not done in kindergarten. Documentation of a private physical examination must be completed on the form provided by the school. Dr. Lubold will perform physical examinations at East Pike for students who have not had a physical to meet this requirement. Notifications will be sent home with those students who have not presented documentation of a private physical. Contact Mrs. Mauk with questions.
Sore throats, upset stomachs as well as colds are common this time of year. If your child is sent to school with any of the following, they will be sent home: fever, sore throat, cold or headache accompanied by a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing that is interrupting the classroom teaching. Your child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducers before they can return to school. They must be vomit and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours also.
Mrs. Mauk, School Nurse