Nurse News

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Reminder for 6th graders:

  • All 6th graders submit a 6th grade physical exam form. They are due on 12/15/2020.
  • All 6th graders can submit a green dental card. They will be due in March of their 7th grade year.
  • Immunization Requirements for 6th grade students entering 7th grade in the 2021/2022 school year. The school must have proof of these vaccines or exemptions prior to the start of the 7th grade year.
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine
  • 1 dose of Tdap if 5 years since the last dose

 Reminder for 7th graders:

  • All 7th graders submit a dental form. They are due on 3/15/2021.

  All forms are found on the District website under the "Parent tab" or click here.

Message from the Nurse


Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds.  However, if soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting.

 When washing hands with soap and water:

  • Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available. 
  • Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces. 
  • Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. Need a timer? Imagine singing "Happy Birthday" twice! 
  • Rinse hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.
  • Remember: If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based gel to clean hands.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer: 

  • Apply product to the palm of one hand.
  • Rub hands together.
  • Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry. 

 When should you wash your hands? 

  • Before preparing or eating food.
  • After going to the bathroom.
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom.
  • Before and after tending to someone who is sick.
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • After handling an animal or animal waste.
  • After handling garbage.
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Pause – Reset – Nourish (PRN) to Promote Wellbeing
Use as Needed to Care for Your Wellness!

Pause_Reset_Nourish to Promote Wellbeing (002).pdf
(External document)

For more information, please contact GAMS Nursing Staff

Mrs. Kathy Hamilton, BSN, CSN

Secondary School Nurse

Mrs. Pamela Poper, LPN

Mailing Address:
370 S. Ridge Avenue

Greencastle, PA 17225

Phone: 717-597-3226 ext. 20516 / fax: 717-597-6468