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About the Pandemic Team

The Pandemic team is a dynamic interdisciplinary team comprised of academic, healthcare, and administrative members. This team meets weekly to review current COVID-19 data, evidence-based research, and best practices to provide a comprehensive and consistent approach to COVID-19.

Visit the Pandemic Team Pages to Contact the Team or Review

  • MTSD Health & Safety Plans
  • Athletic Department Health & Safety Plans
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • FAQs on Quarantines, Isolation, and Masking
  • Symptom Screeners
  • Attendance Alert Tool for High Schoolers
  • Building Size Breakdowns

Please notify the MTSD Pandemic Coordinator immediately if you or someone in your household

  • Scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms
  • Completed COVID-19 testing and are awaiting results
  • You have a POSITIVE RESULT from a COVID-19 test (+ case)
  • You have been identified as a probable case by the DOH or Physician

Parents & Families CALL : Pandemic Coordinator, Krystal Krawczyk, MHA, RN, at 814-835-5340

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Health Services Information

  • Physicals are required in grades 6 and 11. Private physicals are preferred. If you do not provide a private physical, a school physical (at no cost to you) will be scheduled.
  • Dentals are required in grades 3 and 7. Private dentals are preferred. If you do not provide a private dental, a school dental (at not cost to you) will be scheduled.
  • Your student entering seventh grade will require proof of having had the immunizations Tdap and MCV on the first day of school.
  • Your student entering twelfth grade will require proof of a second MCV vaccine by the fifth day of school.
  • If your student has a chronic health condition, please complete the appropriate Health Action Plan found on this webpage or contact your school nurse.
  • Please remember, a new Authorization for Medication form is required each school year. The form can be found on this webpage.

The school health program is designed to give first aid and medical care for injuries and illnesses that occur primarily during school hours. In addition to providing emergency care, school nurses perform health screenings for all students and also provide support for those with special needs. Education and wellness promotion is a major focus of our program. Please remember that the nurse’s office is not a primary care facility. School nurses cannot diagnose, prescribe treatment, or give medications without a doctor’s order.

School health screenings in the state of Pennsylvania include mandated yearly measurement of your child’s body mass index (BMI). BMI is a screening tool used to determine whether a child is overweight or underweight. Your child’s BMI is based on the ratio of height to weight and reported as a percentile ranking based on the child’s age and gender. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) created the percentile ranges, listed below, to identify children who may be at risk for specific health problems. Children with high BMI are at increased risk for serious health conditions such as insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes) and heart disease. Like all screening tools, BMI can produce some false positives or false negatives. For example, a student may have an artificially high BMI due to a high level of lean body tissue or muscle, as may be found in a well-conditioned athlete. Your child’s health care provider is in the best position to evaluate your child’s overall health.

Underweight = <18.5 Normal weight = 18.5–24.9 Overweight = 25–29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

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