District Mission Statement:
Expect, Encourage, and Enable
Our mission is to expect, encourage, and enable students to excel at school and live as responsible, productive citizens.
Johnsonburg Area School District prepares students for adult life by attending to their intellectual and development needs and challenging them to achieve at the highest level possible in order to become life-long learners.
Together with parents, families and community institutions, Johnsonburg Area School District provides opportunities for students to:
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PSSA PARENT INFORMATION
News from the Nurse:
I would like to inform you of a change in the health services that may be provided to your child during the school day. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act 195 of 2014 allows a school entity to authorize a trained school employee to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a student that the employee in good faith believes to be having an anaphylactic reaction.
This emergency medication is used to counteract anaphylaxis which is a rapid, severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms may include hives, throat tightness, wheezing, inability to breathe, and even death. Common allergens that can cause a reaction include food, bee sting venom, medications and latex. A life-threatening reaction can occur within minutes or hours after exposure to an allergen. The treatment is prompt administration of epinephrine and transport by EMS to the nearest hospital ED.
Per Pa. law, emergency epinephrine may be administered to: students who have a known history of severe life-threatening allergies and have a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector, and also to students who have their first life-threatening allergic reaction to an unknown or undiagnosed allergy while at school.
A nurse working in the school building or a trained, unlicensed school employee may administer the
Through a program provided by Mylan pharmaceuticals, our district has been provided with Epi-Pen auto injectors for this use. (Any student with a diagnosed allergy and a prescription for epinephrine must continue to provide their own supply of epinephrine ).
Per Pa. law also, parents have the right to exempt their student from administration of epinephrine in this life saving situation. In order to request this exemption, contact the school nurse to make an appointment to discuss this decision, and to review and sign the opt-out form.
Mrs. Iorfido, BSN, RN 814-965-2577 ext 2700
Mrs. Zimmerman, RN 814-965-2556 ext 1700