The mission of the Red Lion Area School District health services is to nurture all students to achieve academic success while also developing physically, socially, and emotionally. The school nurses promote the overall health and well-being of the student body, through the care of those who become ill or injured while in school, performing annual health screenings, and educating students and their families on issues pertaining to their health and wellness.
GOAL OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE
The goal of the Red Lion Area School District Health services is to minimize the amount of time students are absent from school and class by implementing prompt and appropriate nursing interventions.
Welcome to Red Lion Area Health Services
A Certified School Nurse and/or a Licensed Health Room Nurse (RN/LPN) staff the RLASD health rooms on all student days. The Health Room Nurse and Certified School Nurse work together to contact parents of sick or injured children, administer prescribed medications, provide first aid in emergencies, complete health screenings, and keep school health records. In addition, the Certified School Nurse (CSN): provides health assessments, consultations, referrals, health counseling, health education, and writes individualized health plans. The CSN delegates and supervises medications, monitors student health status, and assists with health prevention and health promotion activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, healthy students are better learner.
Information and Resources for Parents
Most e-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive. Recently, e-cigarette use among youth was declared an epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General.
Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some e-cigarettes look like pens, USB sticks and other everyday items.
Toilet Training: Guidance and Resources
Is your child struggling with toilet training?
Here are general toilet training tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and children better understand and begin the process. If your child has special health care needs, some tips may need to be modified. Contact your child’s] doctor if you need specific guidance.
Toilet Training Tips:
Parents can help empower their children to be in control of their own toilet training.
Keep the process positive. Choose the words your family uses to describe body parts, urine, and bowel movements. Avoid words that are negative, like dirty, naughty, or stinky.
When toilet training starts, switch to big-kid underwear. Talk with your child about taking control and peeing and pooping into the toilet and not their underwear/diaper/pull-up. (Diapers and pull-ups send a message to children that they do not need to learn to use the toilet.)
Pick a seat to place on top of the toilet that fits your child and a stool for their feet to rest on.
Be a role model. Let your child see you or siblings use the toilet and wash your hands afterward.
Think of toilet training as toilet mastery. Invite your child to take over their toileting. Talk to them about how they will now be in charge of their pee and poop. When you start the process, try to turn as much of the care of toileting as possible over to your child. Remember, if parents are in charge, there is less room for children to step in and take charge.
Make trips to the toilet a routine. Routings are important, and practicing the steps is helpful. Make a habit of using the bathroom first thing in the morning. In the beginning of toilet training, put the child on the toilet every 20 minutes without fail. As the child begins to keep pants dry, transitioning to every hour, gradually increases the time increment to achieve the goal.
Teach your children proper hygiene habits. Show your child how to wipe carefully. Girls should spread their legs apart when wiping. They should wipe thoroughly from front to back to prevent bringing germs from their rectum to their vagina or bladder. Make sure both boys and girls learn to wash their hands well after using the toilet.
Community Progress Council Red Lion Hub
Windsor Manor Elementary School
2110 Windsor Road, Windsor, PA 17366
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program
From 8:30-5p.m. Mondays through Fridays and offer appointments until 6:30pm. On second Wednesday of each month and fourth Thursday of each month.
Early Childhood Education-Head Start classrooms
York County Assistance Office
130 N. Duke Street
PO Box 15041
York, PA 17401
Program to support and provide services to cancer patients and their families
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text 988
Wellspan Crisis Intervention- (York Hospital & Edgar Square) 717-851-5320 or
TrueNorth Wellness Crisis Intervention (UPMC Memorial Hospital) 717-632-4900
Childline- Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313
Crisis Text Line Text “PA” to 741-741
Veteran Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders) 1-800-662-4357
Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline 1-800-772-7227 or
National Domestic Violence Helpline 1-800-799-7233 or www.PCADV.org
Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, medical Assistance-Department of Public Welfare
Phone: 800-692-7462 www.dpw.state.pa.us
For Sight: Vision will provide FREE eye exams and glasses. Local optometrists have volunteered their time to provide examinations and prescriptions.
Eligibility: Family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
Valid Social Security
Phone: 717-848-1690 ext 108