Health Guidelines and Requirements

Students attending CAI are required to receive all mandated screenings, exams and vaccinations as required by law.


Student Wellness Policy

Medication Guidelines

When an illness is serious enough to warrant the administration of medication, the parent of guardian should make every attempt to administer the medication before or after school hours. If it becomes necessary for prescribed and/or over-the-counter medication to be given during school hours, a medication authorization form from the prescribing doctor or dentist shall be required. Additionally, the medication must be brought into school by a parent/guardian and must be labeled with the following information:

  • Child's first and last name
  • Child's grade
  • Name of the medication
  • Amount of the medication to be taken
  • Time the child is to take the medication

The procedure is the same for controlled substance medications (i.e. Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.). All medication will need to be picked up at the end of the school year by a parent/guardian.

General Medication Authorization



Children need the following:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella**
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td

**Usually given as MMR

Screenings & Exams

Mandated Screenings

Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, Section 1402(a)* states "Each child of school age shall be given by methods established by the Advisory Health Board, (I) a vision test by a school nurse, medical technician or teacher, (2) a hearing test by a school nurse or medical technician, (3) a measurement of height and weight by a school nurse or teacher and (4) such other tests as the Advisory Health Board may deem advisable to protect the health of the child. Vision tests shall be given at least annually and other tests at intervals established by the Advisory Health Board."

Physical Exams

Required on original entry - K or 1st grade. The physical exam form can be downloaded here.

Dental Exams

Required on original entry - K or 1st grade and in 3rd grade. The dental exam form can be downloaded here.

Dental Exam Form