Health Services & Forms

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy's School Nurse is on site every school day, with a Philadelphia School District nurse assigned on a part-time basis as a supplement.  There are Nurses Offices located on the Norwood and the Fontbonne campuses for the student's convenience.

Specifically our school nurse:

  • Serves as Resource
    • acts as a resource for faculty, parents and students
    • serves as the child's advocate
    • serves as a liaison with parents, physicians, community agencies and support groups to provide medical care and assistance to families and students in need
  • Addresses Acute Situations
    • provides specialized health care and services
    • responds to urgent and emergency incidents
    • administers medications
  • Conducts Screenings
    • conducts health screenings
    • assesses and evaluates individual growth and development
    • identifies and refers possible pediatric and adolescent health problems for early diagnosis and treatment
  • Monitors Students
    • monitors student immunizations
    • provides individual health counseling to service emotional and physical health needs
    • evaluates and monitors communicable diseases and implements strategies to prevent the spread of disease in the school
  • Promotes Wellness
    • provides educational and promotional activities for the future healthy lifestyles of our students  


All Grades (K-12)

Before attending any Philadelphia schools, students from all grade levels must have received the following vaccines:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Acellular Pertussis (DTap) 4 doses
  • Polio (IPV) 4 doses
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) 3 doses
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) 2 doses

7th Grade

In addition to the above vaccines, before entering the 7th grade Philadelphia students must receive these additional vaccines*...

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) 1 dose
  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) 1 dose

All students must be completely immunized before admission. This is a requirement of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Philadelphia County Board, and the Philadelphia School District.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy follows the policy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (#S 305) with regard to immunization exceptions:  “The policy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with respect to vaccinations, requires all children to be vaccinated against a wide variety of diseases. Exceptions are not granted, except for medical reasons.”



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