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Required Immunizations

Required Health Examinations

Pennsylvania School law requires specific health exams at specific grade levels for attendance in school. The following exams are required for all AAECS students in the following grades:

State Mandated Health Screenings

Height and Weight (BMI)



Health Procedures Regarding Dispensing of Medication

Parent(s)/guardian(s) should administer medications at home whenever possible and should collaborate with their primary care provider to establish medication schedules that minimize administration at school.  Medication, both prescribed and over-the-counter, may not be brought to school unless absolutely necessary. If it is crucial for your child to take medication during the school day, please use these guidelines:

Head Lice

It is no longer recommended that schools notify parents of head lice being present in the classroom. There are effective treatments to care for head lice. Should a student present with head lice, the parent must purchase an approved lice kit, treat their child and send evidence of the purchase, such as a receipt with the date and/or an image of the treatment box for the student to return to school.

From the CDC

Adult head lice are roughly 2–3 mm long. Head lice infest the head and neck and attach their eggs to the base of the hair shaft. Lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly.

Head lice infestation, or pediculosis, is spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact. Dogs, cats, and other pets do not play a role in the transmission of human lice.

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for treatment of head lice infestations.

Visit the CDC site for Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html

or for treatment of head lice, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html


Flu Information

What is Influenza (Flu)?

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Flu Symptoms

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever

How Flu Spreads

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.

Preventing Seasonal Flu

The first and most important step in preventing the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like the flu.