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School Nurse

Mrs. Colleen Drane

Phone - 412 466-9600 ext. 7009

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Health News for the 2018-2019 School Year

For all Parents and Guardians:

Physical and/or Dental examinations are required if your child is entering the following grade levels for the 2018-2019 school year;

  • Kindergarten - Physical and Dental Examinations
  • 3rd and 7th grades - Dental Examinations
  • 6th Grade and 11th grades - Physical Examinations

28 PA Code 23.2(a)* states "Medical examinations...shall be provided on original entry into school, in grade six and in grade 11."

28 PA Code 23.3(a)* states "Dental examinations shall be required on original entry into school and in grades three and seven."

These reports must be completed by a physician or dentist and dated on or after June 10, 2018. Please return to the school as soon as possible.

Forms will been sent home with the students.  If you are in need of an additional copy, please contact the school health office.

The UPMC Care Mobile and Duquesne Family Health Clinic have forms on hand for students being seen there.

*** Students currently in the above grades and have not yet turned in the necessary examinations, please send them in ASAP. ***


Immunization Requirements


Duquesne City School District does not want to exclude a student from attending school. However, it is mandated by the Allegheny Health Department that each child must have completed immunization records by September 30, 2018.

Students are not permitted to return to school until they have received their required immunizations. If students come to school and are not caught up on their immunizations, parents will be called to pick them up.

The only exception will be made for those parents who have requested in writing a waiver for religious/moral or medical reasons. The District is legally mandated to report the names of all students not immunized to the Allegheny County Office of Children Youth and Families.

In addition to the immunization, there are a variety of other health services and screenings required at different grade levels. These are handled through the school nurse's office and include:


Vision, Height, Weight - Annually K-8
Hearing School entry and in Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 7
Scoliosis Grades 5, 6, and 7
Physical Exam School entry and in Grade 6
Dental Exam School entry and in Grades 1, 3, and 7


Examinations are to be completed by the family provider. If the family does not have a family provider, contact  Mrs. Drane at 412-466-9600 Ext. 7009 for assistance in locating a doctor to complete the exam.

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300 Kennedy Avenue
Duquesne, PA 15110
PH: 412-466-9600
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