Health Suite Information

Welcome to the Health Suite


Our health suite is staffed by

Susan Marcarelli RN, Certified School Nurse

Suzy Dale RN, Staff Nurse
Kimberly Moffa RN, Staff Nurse

Clean Hands- Healthy Students


Proper hand washing technique is the number one preventive measure to avoid colds and flu. Please teach your children to wash their hands thoroughly while singing the "Happy Birthday Song." At school, we encourage the children to sneeze into their elbow helping to decrease that hand to hand germ spread. Lastly please remember to encourage a good night's rest and nutritional breakfast.


The state of Pennsylvania requires the following immunizations for all new entrants to the
North Penn School District.


Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (DPT)

4 doses, with the most current dose being given after the 4th birthday

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

2 doses, with the first dose being given after the first birthday


Hepatitis B

3 appropriately spaced doses


3 doses

Varicella (chickenpox) immunization or history of the disease

2 doses with first given after the first birthday


Students Entering 7th Grade

The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires all students prior to entering 7th grade to receive the following immunizations.


1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV/Menactra)

1 dose tetanus/diptheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap)


Please forward an updated immunization record to the health suite with the 6th grade physical. You may find it more convenient to request your doctor's office to fax it to our office. The fax # is 215-853-1792.


As always, if you have other questions or concerns, feel free to contact the health suite. The phone number 215-853-1462.

Other Pennsylvania State Law Requirements

Physical and Dental examinations are required upon original entry into school for all students new to a Pennsylvania school and students new to first grade from a private kindergarten. These examinations are valid within one year prior to the student's entrance into the grade in which the exam is required and to be returned to the nurse's office by October 15th. If your child's exam is scheduled for after October 15th please call the health suite at 215-853-1462 and please notify us of the scheduled appointment date.

Physical exams are required in Kindergarten and 6th grade.

Dental exams are required in Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 7th grade.

Emergency Forms

The emergency forms need to be updated via the North Penn web site through home access. Please inform the school of any phone number changes or changes in health status. This is extremely important as the nurses rely on updated numbers to reach parents/guardians in case of illness or an emergency.