Health Services

Welcome to the PAMS Nurse's Office
yogaMrs. Susan C. Shirk RN, CSN
Phoenixville Middle School
Certified School Nurse
Office #: (484) 927-5252
Fax #: (610) 933-9048
Hello and Welcome back to a new School Year. 
With the beginning of a new school, we would like to remind you of a few tips to help facilitate your child's academic success:

1. Eat healthy/Eat breakfast/Eat brain food:
    ~choose fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds
    Avoid fatty and sugary snacks
    Focus on getting a variety of vitamins in their diet

2. Drink more water

3. Exercise Everyday:
    An active body is part of a healthy mind
    Turn off the TV and Computer and get active
4. Get plenty of Rest:
    Get 8-10 hours of sleep a night

Important Information
(1) Mandated Screenings Performed At School
During the school year, we will assess your child's height and weight, calculate their BMI, and screen their vision. In addition, a hearing screening will be given to all 7th graders.  A referral will be sent home if further evaluation is recommended for these screenings.
A scoliosis screening (an examination of the spine) will be given to 7th graders, a referral will be sent home if further evaluation is recommended.
(2) Physical and Dental Exam Requirements
According to Pennsylvania School Health laws, Students entering 6th grade or new to our school district he/she need to have a physical exam completed.  The physical exam time is a perfect opportunity for discussion with your child's doctor about any additional immunizations they may need.  The exam should be completed and returned to our office by Thanksgiving break.
To access the Physical Exam form please see our important forms and document section on our website.
Reminder: Students entering 7th grade are required to have meningitis (MCV), Tdap booster and two doses of the chickenpox vaccine prior to the first day of school.  Please forward their updated immunization record to your school nurse.
According to Pennsylvania School Health Law, Students entering 7th grade or new to our school district he/she need to have a dental exam completed.  Please have the completed dental form to our office by Thanksgiving break.

To access the Dental Exam form please see our important forms and document section on our website.

Please feel free to contact the nurses' office anytime.
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