AllentownSchool District

Health Services

Allentown School District Health Services is comprised of a team of certified school nurses (CSNs), nurses, certified dental hygienists, health room assistants, and School-Based Health Centers. ASD’s health services team mission is to protect student health, promote student academic success and preserve community relationships. Our goal is to help each student obtain their own optimal health and to be ready to learn and participate in the school setting. ASD endeavors to provide relevant health information, instruction and guidance to students and their families. School nurses and dental hygiene professionals keep comprehensive health records and foster relationships with area health care providers, dentists, and hospitals, especially through ASD’s school-based health centers. We partner with students and families to bridge access barriers, ensure equity to health services and resources, as well as provide care coordination with local providers to ensure continuity of care. Our health services staff is committed to following standards of ethical nursing practice and incorporating evidence-based best practice into our daily nursing practice. 

When to Keep Your Child Home From School Due to Illness / Injury

If your child is ill the night before, or the morning of school, please keep your child home. If your child has a note from their doctor regarding an illness/injury, please provide this note to your school nurse.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse.

Students should not be sent to school with these health problems, including, but not limited to:


  • Temperature of 100.0 F or greater
  • If they are taking fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol, Advil or Motrin
  • Repeated vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Pink eye (may return 24 hours after starting antibiotics if prescribed)
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 including, but not limited to: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, chills, rigors, headache, fatigue, sore throat, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, congestion or runny nose. If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your school nurse for further instructions.
  • Injuries or surgical procedures that require narcotic medication prior to or during the school day.
  • ANY illness/injury when the child is not able to function normally in the classroom without pain/discomfort. Such illnesses may include, but are not limited to: severe sore throat, excessive cough, headache, earache or stomachache.