Whitehall-Coplay School District Nurses

  • Gockley Elementary Nurse
  • Middle School Nurse
  • Steckel Elementary Nurse
  • Zephyr Elementary Nurse
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Attention Kindergarten Parents

  • All kindergarten students must be toilet trained. No pull-ups are permitted.


  • If your child becomes ill, he/ she should stay home until fully recovered. Students should have a temperature under 100 degrees, without the use of medication, for 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not send your child if they have any of the following symptoms:

    • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Suspicious rash
    • Suspicion of pink eye
    • Continous cough

Communicable Diseases

  • The following regulations on the duration of exclusion from school will be strictly enforced.

    No child, absent or excluded from class by reason of one of the diseases listed, shall return to school before the specified time has expired. This regulation refers to the following:

    A doctor's release is required before a child returns to school in cases of: 

       (1)  Diphtheria. Two weeks from the onset or until appropriate negative culture tests.

       (2)  Measles. Four days from the onset of rash. 

       (3)  Mumps. Nine days from the onset or until subsidence of swelling.

       (4)  Pertussis. Three weeks from the onset or 5 days from institution of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Pertussis Fact Sheet

       (5)  Rubella. Four days from the onset of rash.

       (6)  Chickenpox. Five days from the appearance of the first crop of vesicles, or when all the lesions have dried and crusted, whichever is sooner.

       (7)  Respiratory streptococcal infections including scarlet fever. At least 10 days from the onset if no physician is in attendance or 24 hours after institution of appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

       (8)  Infectious conjunctivitis (pink eye). Until judged not infective; that is, without a discharge.

       (9)  Ringworm. The person shall be allowed to return to school, child care or other group setting immediately after the first treatment, if body lesions are covered. Neither scalp nor body lesions that are dried need to be covered.

       (10)  Impetigo contagiosa. Twenty-four hours after the institution of appropriate treatment.

       (11)  Pediculosis capitis. The person shall be allowed to return to either the school, child care or other group setting immediately after first treatment. The person shall be reexamined for infestation by the school nurse, or other health care practitioner, 7 days posttreatment.

       (12)  Pediculosis corpora. After completion of appropriate treatment.

       (13)  Scabies. After completion of appropriate treatment.

       (14)  Trachoma. Twenty-four hours after institution of appropriate treatment.

       (15)  Tuberculosis. Following a minimum of 2 weeks adequate chemotherapy and three consecutive negative morning sputum smears, if obtainable. In addition, a note from the attending physician that the person is noncommunicable shall be submitted prior to readmission.

       (16)  Neisseria meningitidis. Until judged noninfective after a course of rifampin or other drug which is effective against the nasopharyngeal carriage state of this disease, or until otherwise shown to be noninfective.