By working together, we can ensure a safe, healthy environment for all of our school children. Please contact the nurse’s office at (814) 260-4032 with any questions or concerns.
School Wellness Policy
At CASD, we recognize that wellness and proper nutrition are related to physical wellbeing, growth, development, and readiness to learn. We seek to provide an environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity.
Food Allergy Management
The focus of the CASD food allergy management policy is on prevention, education, awareness, communication, and emergency response. If your child has any type of food restriction or limitation, please contact the school nurse.
To protect our students with severe or life-threatening food allergies, we:
reduce and/or eliminate the likelihood of severe or potentially life-threatening allergic reactions;
ensure a rapid and effective response in the case of a severe or potentially life-threatening allergic reaction; and
protect the rights of students by providing them, through necessary accommodations when required, the opportunity to participate fully in all school programs and activities, including classroom parties and field trips.
Now, more than ever, we need to take proactive measures to keep the spread of illness to a minimum. Here’s what you need to know:
When to Keep Your Child Home
Keep your child home when they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
Fever of 100 degrees or higher
Vomiting or diarrhea
Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
Productive coughing or sneezing
Headache, body aches, or ear aches
Sore throat—a minor sore throat is usually not a problem; however, a severe sore throat may mean strep throat. Other strep throat symptoms include fever, headache, and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician to see if your child needs to be tested for strep.
Students should be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. They should also be free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
Good health means more than “not sick.” Here are some ways to stay healthy and help others around you stay that way too.
Good Hand Washing
Wet hands with warm water.
Lather for 20 seconds.
Rinse with warm water.
Dry with a clean towel.
Covering Coughs and Sneezes
Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
Elementary-age children should get nine to 12 hours of sleep per night.
Junior and senior high students should get nine to nine-and-a-half hours of sleep per night.
Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits per day.
CASD provides Naloxone (Narcan) to rapidly counter the effect of opioid overdose. Only employees and volunteers that have successfully completed the Pennsylvania Department of Health training may administer Naloxone.