Health Services and Guidelines

The school nurse, whose office is located on the ground floor of the main building, is on duty during the school day. 

The Health Services section of the website contains information and resources for parents, and you are encouraged to review it so that you are aware of the resources you will find there.

Please click on the following links for more information on the following topics:

Illness or Injury

Medication in School                     

Food Allergy PolicyChildren are the largest population group affected by food allergies. At Penn Charter, we have instituted a team approach to educate faculty, staff and other students regarding a student’s specific food allergy.

Keeping Your Child HomeParents are required to notify the school immediately upon diagnosis of a communicable disease: chicken pox, impetigo, conjunctivitis, strep throat and pediculosis (more about pediculosis below).

PediculosisParents are responsible for checking their children weekly and notifying the school nurse immediately if head lice are found. Nits (lice eggs) must be removed before students can return to school to prevent re-infestation and spread to other students.



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Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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