Whitehall-Coplay School District Nurses

  • Gockley Elementary Nurse
  • Middle School Nurse
  • Steckel Elementary Nurse
  • Zephyr Elementary Nurse
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    If you have been advised to quarantine due to a COVID exposure or isolate due to a COVID diagnosis, please follow the instructions from your medical provider or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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Attention Kindergarten Parents

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


  • If your child presents with any of the following symptoms, please keep them home from school and seek medical guidance.  A medical note clearing them to return to school is required.  


    • Fever/Chills
    • Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees
    • Shortness of Breath or Trouble Breathing
    • New or Worsening Dry Cough
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore Throat (different than Seasonal Allergies)
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Have a household member or close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

    In addition, please keep your child home and seek medical attention when there is suspicion of pink eye.  

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 post treatment.

       (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.

       (17) COVID-19. Any person with a positive COVID-19 test must isolate for 10 days and be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication to return to school.   In addition, a medical note is required clearing the student/ staff member to return to school.