The emergency card information is used to notify you in case your child becomes ill or is injured during the school day. Please contact the school nurse immediately whenever there is a change in the required emergency card information. This may include changes in medications, immunizations, physical and dental forms, or vision and hearing changes.
The nurse should be notified if your child has been diagnosed or is suspected to have a communicable disease. Some examples are:
skin staph infections
Please make every effort to administer medicines before or after school. Medication administered during school hours, must be accompanied by a physician’s written request, including diagnosis, dosage and how it should be administered. Medicationmust be in the original labeled pharmacy container with the student’s name, type of medication, dosage and date. Medication must be taken to the nurse by a parent.
During the first week of school your child’s teacher will send home forms for emergency contact information. Having this information returned promptly and correctly is important to the safety and well-being of our students. Please make sure all phone numbers, addresses and email accounts are accurate and clearly written.
Remember to put the name and phone number of a person who can be contacted in case you cannot be reached. Please notify the school immediately if your address, email or telephone number changes at home or at work.
Several students at Parkside Elementary have severe food, environmental, and latex allergies. Food and environmental allergies can lead to a potentially critical situation. The only way to avoid an allergic or anaphylactic reaction is to avoid the offending foods or environmental triggers.
Please instruct your child to never share food with other classmates in the classroom or during lunch in the cafeteria. Also, latex balloons are not permitted at Parkside Elementary for classroom or school-wide celebrations; Mylar balloons are an acceptable alternative.
Throughout the year many students at Parkside Elementary celebrate birthdays and other occasions with special treats. All birthday food treats are distributed at lunchtime in the cafeteria. If you plan to send food to school please inform your child’s teacher ahead of time and bring food items to the school office on the morning of the celebration.
All birthday snacks must be from the approved Penn- Delco Wellness Policy Snack List. We ask that you choose a peanut-free snack and if at all possible, prepackaged with an ingredient label. We encourage parents to celebrate with non-food items such as stickers, pencils, themed erasers or other school trinkets.