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PA DOH adopts Sunscreen Law

posted Feb 13, 2019, 9:44 AM by Amy Hale

Skin protection at school

When kids go back to classrooms from the holiday break in January, they are free to carry an FDA-approved non-aerosolized sunscreen with them to school and at school-related activities without getting a doctor's note. They also will be able to apply it without having to go to the school nurse.  

This is a result of a new state law that also allows students to wear sun-protective clothing or hats while outdoors provided the items don't bear graphics or a message that violates school policy. 

Pennsylvania is the 17th state to allow children to possess and apply sunscreen at school, which dermatologists maintain is an important step in preventing skin cancer. It is the first state in the nation to include wearing clothing and hats to lessen sun exposure.

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Medication Pick Up/End of School Year

posted May 11, 2018, 11:02 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 8:11 AM ]

  • All medications must be picked up by the end of the school day on Friday, May 31, 2019, or Monday, June 3, 2019.  
  • Any medication left at the schools will be disposed of, no medication is retained for the following school year.  
  • Please make arrangements to have your student's medication picked up on or prior to the above dates.
  • Contact the nurse in your students building for questions or concerns.

Student/Athlete Accident Report

posted Sep 8, 2017, 6:05 AM by Amy Hale

Please download and complete this report if an injury occurs while a student is participating in a school sponsored event.  Submit the paperwork to or

Sports Physicals School Year 2018 - 2019

posted Apr 5, 2017, 5:48 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

A representative from Butler Health Providers will be in the Nurse's Office 

November 6, 2018, for Winter Sports Physicals (Paperwork due by 11/5/2018)
February 12, 2019, for Spring Sports Physicals (Paperwork due by 2/11/2019)
June 3, 2019, for Fall Sports Physicals (SY 2019-20) (Paperwork due by 5/31/2019)

All PIAA paperwork and fees must be turned into Mrs. Hale or Mr. Earp by the end of the school day the day before the exam.  

Fee for the exam is $30.00.

New Immunization Regulations

posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:39 AM by Amy Hale

Attached are the new Immunization Regulations set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as of March 2017.

PA DOH Mandated Dental Exams Grades K, 1, 3, and 7

posted Jan 5, 2017, 10:36 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

Monday, February 11, 2019

Dr. Mitchell Somers DMD will be in the district to complete the PA Department of Health, Mandated Dental exams.
Exams at Cranberry High School will begin at 7:45 am, when completed he will continue exams at Cranberry Elementary School.
If your child does not have an exam on file at that time, an exam will be completed unless you notify the nurse in writing that you do not wish for the exam to be completed.

PA Department of Health Mandated Physical Exams Grades K or 1, 6, and 11

posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:59 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

A representative from Butler Health Systems will be at CASD in the following location, dates and times:

Cranberry Elementary
February 12, 2019, 12 noon to 3 pm (time subject to change)
February 13, 2019, 930 am to 3 pm

Cranberry High School
February 5, 2019, 9 am to 130 pm
February 12, 2019, 9 am to 12 noon

If your student does not have a current mandated exam on file, he/she will be seen by the school doctor, unless written notification is received prior to the examination dates listed above.  Contact the nurse in your students building with any questions.

Student Handbook - Nurses Office Information

posted Oct 26, 2016, 6:08 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 6:44 AM ]

Information on Nurses office policy for illness, communicable disease, and head lice.

Nurse’s Office 

A student becoming ill during the school day should report to the nurse after first reporting to his assigned area. 
All students reporting to the nurse must have a pass to see the nurse. 
When the nurse deems it necessary, she will inform the parent/guardian of the problem. 
If a student leaves without permission, he/she will be considered illegal or unexcused, unless an excuse is provided by a licensed medical provider. 
When the nurse is not available, students who are ill should report to the office. 
Students returning to class must have a pass signed by the nurse or by the office. 
No student is to be found loitering in the nurse’s office or leaving the building without written permission. 
The nurse is not permitted to administer any medication without physician orders and parent permission. All medications, unless otherwise indicated by physician, are kept in the nurse’s office 

Communicable Diseases

 If your child contracts one of the following diseases, he/she must remain out of school for the number of days indicated: 
  •  Diphtheria. Two weeks from the onset or until appropriate negative culture tests. 
  •  Measles. Four days from the onset of rash. Exclusion may also be ordered by the Department of Health as specified in § 27.160 (relating to special requirements for measles). 
  •  Mumps. Nine days from the onset or until subsidence of swelling. 
  •  Pertussis. Three weeks from the onset or 5 days from the institution of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. 
  •  Rubella. Four days from the onset of rash. 
  •  Chickenpox. Five days from the appearance of the first crop of vesicles, or when all the lesions have dried and crusted; whichever is sooner. 
  •  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. 
  •  Infectious conjunctivitis (pink eye). Until judged not infective; that is, without a discharge. 
  •  Ringworm. The person shall be allowed to return to school, child care or other group settings immediately after the first treatment if body lesions are covered. Neither scalp nor body lesions that are dried need to be covered. 
  •  Impetigo contagiosa. Twenty-four hours after the institution of appropriate treatment. 
  •  No student is permitted in school with the following: Pink eye, impetigo, scabies, trench mouth, or any unusual skin condition Students may return 24 hours after diagnosis and treatment begins

No Student May Attend With Live Head Lice.

The student who has contracted head lice may not ride the school bus until cleared by the School Nurse. 
After contacting the School Nurse, and after completion of treatment at home, the student needs to be accompanied by the parent/guardian to be readmitted to school by the School Nurse. 
Readmission is permitted the morning following the first treatment and is contingent upon the removal of all live lice.
If live lice are found, the student will be sent home immediately. 
Nits do not exclude a student from attending, however, all avenues must be exhausted to remove them prior to returning to school. 
Repeated infestations may require exclusion from school until all nits are removed. 

The following diseases must be reported to the PA Department of Health at (814) 677-0672. 
  •  German Measles • (3-day) 
  •  Nine-Day Measles 
  •  Shingles 
  •  Animal Bites 
  •  Hepatitis 
  •  Mumps 
  •  Meningitis 
  •  Whooping Cough 
  •  Polio 
  •  Chicken Pox

Guidelines for keeping your student home when ill.

posted Oct 26, 2016, 5:59 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 6:00 AM ]

If you are having trouble deciding if you should send your child to school please refer to the attached document.

Medication Administration during School Hours

posted Oct 25, 2016, 10:56 AM by Amy Hale   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 5:49 AM ]

This form is needed for Medication Administration during school hours.  Please have a medical provider complete this document and return it to the school nurse.

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