Table Of Contents

  1. School Counseling Services
  2. Child Abuse Reporting
  3. Social Work Services
  4. SAP: Student Assistance Program
  5. Psychological Services
  6. Interpreter Services
  7. Children’s Health Insurance
  8. Health Services
  9. Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  10. KCSD Childfind
  1. Servicios de asesoramiento escola
  2. Abuso infantil
  3. Servicios de trabajo social
  4. SAP: Programa de asistencia estudiantil
  5. Servicios de psicología
  6. Servicios de intérprete
  7. Seguromédico para niños
  8. Servicios médicos
  9. Desfibrilador externo automático (DEA)
  10. Búsqueda de niños del Distrito Escolar Kennett Consolidated


I.School Counseling Services

School counselors arecertified and hold at least a master’s degree. They provide a myriad ofservices to students, and are often the best initial contact to resolve issuesand concerns. Their services are related to academic, vocational, or personalissues, and may include:

  • Counseling students individually or in groups
  • Consulting with teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Moderating parent-teacher conferences
  • Helping teachers with classroom concerns
  • Providing classroom guidance activities
  • Providing crisis intervention services
  • Assisting in the development of positive self-concept
  • Helping students learn to make good decisions
  • Connecting parents and students with school and community resources
  • Developing career awareness
  • Facilitating transitions between elementary/middle/high school levels
  • Communicating with parents about program opportunities for their children
  • Identifying academic remediation or acceleration needs
  • Assisting with parenting issues
  • Setting up homebound instruction
  • Coordinating school-wide testing programs
  • Referring students for special education eligibility determination
  • Recognizing students for academic accomplishment

Secondary counselors arealso involved with course selection, scheduling, applications to Chester CountyIntermediate Unit vocational programs as well as applications to colleges anduniversities.

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II. Child Abuse Reporting

All school district employees are mandated reporters and must reportany suspicion of child abuse or neglect.The superintendent, building administrator, district social worker,nurse, and guidance counselor will be apprised of any suspected abuse orneglect.

A school districtrepresentative will file a report with the Chester County Department ofChildren, Youth and Families.Anyemployee, parent, or student who suspects child abuse may contact CYF directlyat 610-344-5800.

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III.Social Work Services

School social workersprovide services to students, families, staff, and the community, in order tohelp students attain maximum success in the educational setting.The primary role of the social worker is toprovide case management services to students and their families.This includes referring students and theirfamilies to community agencies for additional resources, providing supportivecounseling, making home visits and functioning as the liaison between school,home, and community resources.TheKennett Social Services Department receives referrals from school staffincluding guidance counselors, nurses, administrators, and teachers as well asthe Magisterial District Judge.Theywork with the following issues on behalf of students:

  • Mental health
  • Bereavement
  • Truancy
  • Child abuse/neglect
  • Inadequate health care
  • Pregnancy
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Absenteeism
  • Student Assistant Team referrals
  • Homelessness

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IV.SAP: Student Assistance Program

Speciallytrained school counselors, teachers, nurses, social workers, administrators,and contracted drug and alcohol specialists participate as a team to aid in theprevention of alcohol and other drug use and abuse among students.Also, the team works to identify and referstudents having difficulty succeeding in the academic environment and toaddress barriers to learning.Behaviorproblems, absenteeism, a drop in grades, or changes in friends are indicatorsthat students may have difficulties related to substance abuse or mental healthissues.

Referralsto the team may come from anyone who is concerned about a student such asteachers and other school staff, friends, parents, and also the studenther/himself.Students who violate thedistrict drug policy are referred to the SAP team and are required to followthe recommendations of the team.

Forquestions or referrals:

Contactthe CARES Team at KennettMiddle School –610-268-5800.Contact the KIT Teamat Kennett High School – 610-444-7010.

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V.Psychological Services

Districtpsychologists provide services to students, parents, and to the schools towhich they are assigned.Theyparticipate in team meetings regarding individual student concerns, providestudent counseling and specific skills instruction related to mental health andsocial behavior.They facilitate andparticipate in functional behavior assessments and the development of behaviorsupport plans for individual students.They assess students for eligibility and need for 504 AccommodationPlans, special education and gifted services.They conduct risk assessments of individual students for potential harmto self or others, participate in crisis planning and service delivery, andprovide referral information regarding outside agency resources.

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VI. Interpreter Services

KCSD contracts with theMaternal and Child Health Program to provide interpreter services in order forour staff and Spanish-speaking parents to communicate effectively aboutstudents.These services are arranged inadvance by building principals or our Student Services Secretary.Requests for interpreter services formeetings should be made to your child’s teacher or guidance counselor.

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VII.Children’s Health Insurance

  • Medical Assistance (MA) – Many children with disabilities are eligible to participate in ACCESS, Pennsylvania’s name for the federal medical assistance (MA) program. ACCESS can provide free or reduced medical benefits for children with disabilities regardless of their parent’s income. A child may qualify for MA even if he/she has other health insurance as long as the child meets certain physical and/or mental health disability criteria.
  • CHIP Insurance – Free and low-cost health insurance is available for children, newborns to age 19, through CHIP, PA’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. For local assistance, please call the Chester County Assistance Office at 610-466-1000. To see if you might be eligible for CHIP, check the chart below or contact 1-800-986-KIDS or visit the Pennsylvania CHIP website at
Number in Household* Maximum Household Income for Free Insurance**
1 $20, 420
2 $27, 380
3 $34, 340
4 $41, 300
5 $48, 260

* Up to 20
** Effective March 1, 2008

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VIII.Health Services

There is a nurse assigned toevery Kennett school. The nurse is prepared to treat minor ailments that occur during the school day and do notrequire a doctor’s attention.

Emergency Contact

All students MUST have an emergency form on file in the nurse’s office with telephone numberswhere a parent/guardian and family doctor can be reached. It is very importantthat the card be completed and signed.The form is used in case of emergency or illness and accompanies a childto the hospital if necessary.

The card must also include atelephone number of a reliable friend, neighbor, or relative who will beavailable in the event of an emergency. A student can only be released topeople listed on the emergency card. Thesenumbers must be kept up to date.

Physical Examinations andDental Evaluations

The Pennsylvania School Coderequires physical examinations and dental evaluations for all students.Physical examinations are required upon entrance to school and in sixth andeleventh grades.Dental evaluations arerequired upon entrance to school and in third and seventh grades.These exams are available at school free ofcharge during set time periods each year for the required grades and for newstudents.Forms for private physical anddental evaluations are mailed home and are given to parents at registration.

  • Physical and dental forms must be dated within one year of September 1, of the year the physical or dental exam is due.

Health Screenings

Health screenings arerequired by the Pennsylvania School Code and are done by the health room staff.

  • Vision: every year, all grades
  • Hearing: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 11th (every year for students who have a previous history of ear problems)
  • Height, weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) yearly
  • Scoliosis: 6th and 7th
  • Blood pressure: as needed
  • Peak flow monitoring for asthma students: as needed
  • Blood glucose monitoring for students with diabetes as needed


The district is notresponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of student illness. Administration ofprescribed medication during school hours in accordance with the direction of aparent and/or family physician will be permitted only when:

  • Failure to take such medicine would jeopardize the health of the student
  • The student would not be able to attend school if the medicine was not available during school hours.

For a child to receivemedication while in school, or in school-sponsored activities, the followingprocedures must be followed:

All medication must be sentto school in the original container or prescription bottle.A Parent/Doctor Request for MedicationAdministration form is available from the nurses office in each school, andmust be completed and signed by both the doctor and parent for all prescriptionmedications, and for all non-prescription medication required for more than afive day period.Parents may send in anote requesting administration of non-prescription medication for up to fivedays.

Students may not carrymedication in school.All medicationwill be locked in the nurses office and will be dispensed as needed.Federally controlled medication such asRitalin and narcotics must be transported to school by a parent or responsibleadult and given directly to the school nurse.Students are not permitted to carry controlled substances on the bus orin the school at any time.Determined onan individual basis and with consent from the parent and nurse, students maycarry an inhaler or epipen.The student’sname must be clearly labeled with permanent marker on their medication.

Medications will NOT begiven unless the required permissions are obtained.

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IX. Automatic ExternalDefibrillator (AED)

The Kennett ConsolidatedSchool District haspurchased AEDs (defibrillators) for each school as part of the emergencysystem. The AEDs are readily available and kept in unlocked storage units. Thestorage units are clearly marked and have an alarm system that will go off whenthe door is opened.

Entry, theft, or damage tothe defibrillators, emergency phone, or storage unit, will be treated as acriminal offense and the police will be summoned immediately.

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X.KCSD Childfind

Notice of Special Education Services

 The Kennett Consolidated School District provide special education and related service to resident children with disabilities who are ages three through twenty-one. The purpose of this notice is to describe (1) the types of disabilities that might qualify the child for such programs and services, (2) the special education programs and related services that are available, (3) the process by which the Kennett Consolidated School District screens and evaluates such students to determine eligibility, and (4) the special rights that pertain to such children and their parents or legal guardians.

What types of disability might qualify a child for special education and related services?

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as the “IDEA,” children qualify for special education and related services if they have one or more of the following disabilities and, as a result, demonstrate a need for special education and related services: (1) intellectual disability, (2) hearing impairments, including deafness, (3) speech or language impairments, (4) visual impairments, including blindness, (5) serious emotional disturbance, (6) orthopedic impairments, (7) autism, including pervasive developmental disorders; (8) traumatic brain injury, (9) other health impairment, (11) specific learning disabilities, (11) multiple disabilities, or (12) for preschool age children, developmental delays. If a child has more than one of the above-mentioned disabilities, the child could qualify for special education and related services as having multiple disabilities. Students in Kindergarten through age 21 may be eligible for special education and related services.

The legal definitions of these disabilities, which the public schools are required to apply under the IDEA, may differ from those used in medical or clinical practice. Moreover, the IDEA definitions could apply to children with disabilities that have very different medical or clinical disorders. A child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, for example, could qualify for special education and related services as a child with “other health impairments,” “serious emotional disturbance,” or “specific learning disabilities” if the child meets the eligibility criteria under one or more of these disability categories and if the child needs special education and related services as a result.

Signs of developmental delays or risk factors that might indicate a disability could include, but are not limited to, poor prenatal care, birth trauma, febrile or other seizure activity, severe reaction to early medication or inoculation requiring extended medical care, or severe trauma to the head, followed by failure to attain developmental milestones for communication, motor development, socialization, emotional development, self-help skills, or cognition; unexplained failure to attain developmental milestones in these areas; failure to use toys and other objects in a developmentally appropriate manner; persistent inability to sustain attention at levels sufficient to complete age-appropriate tasks; easy frustration with developmentally-appropriate tasks or activities; difficulty with coloring, letter formation, or drawing lines and shapes within age-appropriate parameters; difficulty building or sustaining age-appropriate relationships or conversations; persistent difficulty tolerating the presence of or interactions with peers or adults; persistent and severe disciplinary actions in preschool or school settings; failure to develop age or grade-level appropriate reading, writing, mathematical, listening, or speaking skills after exposure to sound instruction in these areas by qualified teachers; and failure to pass routine vision or hearing screenings.

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, some school age children with disabilities who do not meet the eligibility criteria under the IDEA might nevertheless be eligible for special protections and for adaptations and accommodations in instruction, facilities, and activities. Children are entitled to such protections, adaptations, and accommodations if they have a mental or physical disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program, whether academic or non-academic in nature.

What programs and services are available for children with disabilities?

The Kennett Consolidated School District must ensure that children with disabilities are educated to the maximum extent appropriate in settings with their non-disabled peers, commonly referred to as the least restrictive environment. Programs and services available to students with disabilities, in descending order of preference, are (1) regular class placement with supplementary aides and services provided as needed in that environment, (2) regular class placement for most of the school day with itinerant service by a special education teacher either in or out of the regular classroom for 20 percent or less of the school day, (3) regular class placement for some of the school day with supplemental instruction provided by a special education teacher for more than 20 percent, but less than 80 percent of the school day, (4) instruction provided by a special education teacher for more than 80 percent of the school day, and (5) special education services, with or without regular classroom placement, either in an alternative public school setting or in a private school, treatment facility, hospital, detention center or prison, on a day or residential basis.

Depending on the nature and severity of the disability, the Kennett Consolidated School District can provide special education programs and services in (1) the public school the child would attend if not disabled, (2) an alternative regular public school either in or outside the school district of residence, (3) a special education center operated by a public school entity, (4) an approved private school or other private facility licensed to serve children with disabilities, (5) a residential school, (6) an approved out-of-state program, or (7) the home.

Special education services are provided according to the primary educational needs of the child, not the category of disability. The types of service available are (1) learning support, for students who primarily need assistance with the acquisition of academic skills, (2) life skills support, for students who primarily need assistance with development of skills for independent living, (3) emotional support, for students who primarily need assistance with social or emotional development, (4) deaf or hearing impaired support, for students who primarily need assistance with compensatory skills to address deafness, (5) blind or visually impaired support, for students who primarily need assistance with compensatory skills to address blindness, (6) physical support, for students who primarily require physical assistance in the learning environment, (7) autistic support, for students who primarily need assistance in the areas affected by autism spectrum disorders, and (8) multiple disabilities support, for student who primarily need assistance in multiple areas affected by their disabilities.

Related services are designed to enable the child to participate in or access his or her program of special education. Examples of related services are speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing services, audiologist services, counseling, and family training.

The School District, in conjunction with the parents of each identified child, determines the type and intensity of special education and related services that a particular child needs based exclusively on the unique program of special education and related services that the school develops for that child. The child’s program is described in writing in an individualized education program, commonly referred to as an “IEP,” which is developed by an IEP team consisting of educators, parents, and other persons with special expertise or familiarity the child. The parents of the child have the right to be notified of and to participate in all meetings of their child’s IEP team. The IEP is revised as often as circumstances warrant but at least annually. The law requires that the program and placement of the child, as described in the IEP, be reasonably calculated to ensure meaningful educational progress to the student at all times. IEPs contain, at a minimum, the projected start date and duration for the IEP, a statement of the child’s present levels of educational and functional performance, an enumeration of annual goals, a description of how the child’s progress toward meeting the annual goals will be measured and reported, a statement of the special education, program modifications, and related services to be provided, an explanation of the extent, if any, to which the child will not participate with non-disabled children, the anticipated frequency and location of the services and a statement of any accommodations necessary to measure academic achievement and functional performance of the child on state and district wide assessments. For children aged sixteen and older, the IEP must also include a transition plan to assist in the attainment of measurable post-secondary objectives. The public school must invite the child to the IEP team meeting if a purpose of the meeting will be the consideration of the post-secondary goals and transition services needed for the child.

How do the public schools screen and evaluate children to determine

eligibility for special education and related services?

Multidisciplinary team evaluation

The Kennett Consolidated School District must conduct a multidisciplinary team evaluation of every child who is thought to have a disability. The multidisciplinary team is a group of professionals who are trained in and experienced with the testing, assessment, and observation of children to determine whether they have disabilities and, if so, to identify their primary educational strengths and needs. Parents are also members of the multidisciplinary team. The Kennett Consolidated School District must reevaluate school-age students receiving special education services every three years and must reevaluate children with mental retardation and pre-school-age children receiving special education services every two years.

Parents may request a multidisciplinary team evaluation of their children at any time. They must do so in writing. Every public school has a procedure in place by which parents can request an evaluation. For information about procedures applicable to your child, contact the elementary, middle, or high school which your child attends.

Parents of children in private schools may request a multidisciplinary team evaluation of their children without enrolling in their public schools. However, while some services might be available to some private school children who are found eligible, the Kennett Consolidated School District is not required to provide all or any of the special education and related services those children would receive if enrolled in the public schools. If, after an evaluation, the multidisciplinary team determines that the child is eligible for special education and related services, the Kennett Consolidated School District must offer the parents an IEP and a public school-sponsored placement, unless the parents of the child are not interested in such an offer. If parents wish to take advantage of such an offer, they may have to enroll or re-enroll their child in the Kennett Consolidated School District to do so.

Before the Kennett Consolidated School District can proceed with an evaluation, it must notify the parents in writing of the specific types of testing and assessment it proposes to conduct, of the date and time of the evaluation, and of the parents’ rights. The evaluation cannot begin until the parent has signed the written notice indicating that he or she consents to the proposed testing and assessments and has returned the notice to the public school.


The Kennett Consolidated School District must undertake screening activities before referring students for a multidisciplinary team evaluation. The screening process must include (1) periodic vision and hearing assessments by the school nurse as mandated by the School Code and (2) screening at reasonable intervals to determine whether all students are performing based on grade-appropriate standards in core academic subjects. If screening activities produce little or no improvement after a reasonable period of intervention or remediation, the child will then be referred for a multidisciplinary team evaluation.

For information about the dates of various screening activities in your child’s school or to request screening activities for a particular child, contact the building principal.

Students Who are Mentally Gifted

The Kennett Consolidated School District also offers services in the form of acceleration or enrichment, for students who are identified by a gifted multidisciplinary team (“GMDT”) as “mentally gifted.” A child is considered mentally gifted when his or her cognitive ability or other factors, as determined by a multidisciplinary team evaluation, indicate that he or she has outstanding intellectual ability the development of which requires special programs and services not ordinarily available in the general education program. The Kennett Consolidated School District engages in screening activities during regular classroom instruction and uses the data thus generated to determine whether a GMDT evaluation is warranted. Should the District suspect that a child is in need of gifted services, the District will seek the consent of the parent to conduct an evaluation to determine if the child is eligible. In addition, parents may request gifted screening or a GMDT evaluation at any time. Parents are part of the GMDT and, if their child is determined to be mentally gifted, are part of the development and annual review and revision of their child’s gifted individualized educational program (“GIEP”) as a member of the GIEP team. The GIEP describes the present levels, annual goals and measurable objectives, and specially designed instruction and related services through which the District will provide the enrichment or acceleration, or both, that is needed to develop the outstanding mental ability of the child. A child can be identified as both a child with a disability and mentally gifted. In such cases, the rights of the child and his or her parents are governed by the rules applicable to children with disabilities and their parents.

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I. Servicios de asesoramiento escolar

Los asesores escolarestienen certificación y tienen por lo menos un título de maestría. Ofrecen un sinfín de servicios a los alumnos y con frecuencia son el mejorcontacto inicial para resolver los problemas y las dudas. Sus servicios serelacionan con temas académicos, vocacionales o personales, entre ellos:

  • Asesoramiento individual o grupal de alumnos
  • Asesoramiento a maestros, padres y administradores
  • Moderación de reuniones de padres y maestros
  • Ayuda a los maestros con los problemas de clase
  • Actividades de asesoramiento en clase
  • Prestación de servicios de intervención en crisis
  • Ayuda en el desarrollo de un concepto personal positivo
  • Ayuda a los alumnos a aprender a tomar buenas decisiones
  • Conexión de los padres y alumnos con los recursos de la escuela y de la comunidad
  • Desarrollo de conocimientos de posibles carreras
  • Facilitación de transiciones entre los niveles de la escuela primaria, media y secundaria
  • Comunicación con los padres acerca de las oportunidades de programas para sus hijos
  • Identificación de necesidades de corrección o aceleración académica
  • Ayuda a los padres con asuntos relacionados con sus deberes y responsabilidades como padres
  • Organización de instrucción en el hogar
  • Coordinación de programas de pruebas para toda la escuela
  • Derivación de alumnos para determinación de elegibilidad para recibir educación especial
  • Reconocimiento de alumnos por sus logros académicos

Los asesores de laescuela secundaria también participan en la selección de cursos, en laprogramación y en las solicitudes para los programas vocacionales de la UnidadIntermedia del Condado de Chester, así como en solicitudes para institucionesterciarias y universidades.

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II. Abuso infantil

Todos los empleados deldistrito son fiscales y deben informarcualquier sospecha de abuso o abandono de menores. El superintendente, el administrador de la escuela,el trabajador social del distrito, la enfermera y el consejero de asesoramientoserán informados de cualquier sospecha de abuso o descuido.

Un representante deldistrito escolar presentará un informe ante el Departamento de Niños, Jóvenes yFamilias del Condado de Chester (Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families). Cualquier empleado, padre o alumno que sospecha de un abuso de menorespodrá contactar directamente a CYF al 610-344-5800.

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III. Servicios de trabajo social

Los trabajadoressociales de la escuela prestan servicios a los alumnos, a las familias, alpersonal y a la comunidad, para ayudar a los alumnos a lograr el máximo éxitoposible en el entorno educativo. La principal función del trabajador sociales prestar servicios de manejo de casos a los alumnos y a sus familias. Esto incluye la derivación de alumnos y de sus familias a agenciascomunitarias para obtener recursos adicionales, ofreciendo asesoramiento derespaldo, haciendo visitas al hogar y funcionando como enlace entre la escuela,el hogar y los recursos comunitarios. El Departamento deServicios Sociales de Kennett recibe derivaciones del personal de la escuela,incluidos enfermeros, administradores y maestros, así como del Juez Principalde Distrito. Estas personas trabajan en los siguientes problemas ennombre de los alumnos:

  • Salud mental
  • Duelo
  • Faltas injustificadas
  • Abuso y descuido de menores
  • Atención médica inadecuada
  • Embarazo
  • Abuso de sustancias
  • Violencia doméstica
  • Problemas de conducta
  • Ausentismo
  • Derivaciones del equipo de ayuda al alumno
  • Falta de hogar

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IV. SAP: Programa de asistencia estudiantil

Los asesores, maestros, enfermeros, trabajadoressociales, administradores y especialistas en drogas y alcohol contratados,todos especialmente capacitados, participan en equipo para ayudar a laprevención del uso y abuso de drogas y alcohol entre los alumnos. Además, el equipo trabaja para identificar yderivar a los alumnos que tienen dificultades para tener éxito en el entornoacadémico y para abordar las barreras de aprendizaje. Los problemas de conducta, el ausentismo, lascalificaciones bajas o los cambios de amigos son indicadores de que los alumnospueden estar teniendo dificultades relacionadas con el abuso de sustancias ocon problemas de salud mental.

Las derivaciones al equipo pueden venir decualquiera que esté preocupado por un alumno, ya sean, maestros y demáspersonal de la escuela, amigos, padres y también el alumno mismo. Los alumnos que violan la política de drogas deldistrito son derivados al equipo de SAP y deben seguir las recomendaciones delequipo.

En caso de preguntas o derivaciones:

Contactar al Equipo CARES de la Escuela Media Kennett al 610-268-1614. Contactar alEquipo KIT de la Escuela SecundariaKennett al 610-444-7010.

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V. Serviciosde psicología

Los psicólogos del distrito prestan servicios a losalumnos, a los padres y a las escuelas a las que ellos son asignados. Participan en reuniones del equipo relacionadas conproblemas de los alumnos, ofrecen asesoramiento a los alumnos e instrucción dehabilidades específicas relacionada con la salud mental y la conducta social. Facilitan y participan en evaluaciones de conductafuncional y en el desarrollo de planes de apoyo de conducta para alumnosindividuales. Evalúan a los alumnos para saber si son elegibles ysi necesitan los servicios de los Planes de Adaptaciones 504, de educaciónespecial y para alumnos intelectualmente dotados. Realizan evaluaciones de riesgo de alumnosindividuales para conocer el peligro de daño a sí mismos o a terceros,participan en planificación de crisis y en prestación de servicios, y ofreceninformación de derivación relacionada con recursos externos de la agencia.

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VI. Servicios deintérprete

El Distrito EscolarKennett Consolidated contrata el Programa de Salud Materno-Infantil para quepreste servicios de interpretación para que nuestro personal y los padres dehabla hispana se comuniquen de manera efectiva acerca de los temas relacionadoscon los alumnos. Estos servicios son organizados poranticipado por los directores de la escuela o por nuestro Enlace de ServiciosSociales del Distrito. Los pedidos de servicios de intérpretedeben ser presentados al maestro/a o al consejero de asesoramiento de suhijo/a.

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VII. Seguro médico paraniños

  • Asistencia médica (AM) – Muchos niños con discapacidades son elegibles para participar en ACCESS, que es el nombre que recibe en Pennsylvania el programa federal de asistencia médica (AM). ACCESS puede ofrecer beneficios médicos gratuitos o con un cargo reducido a los niños con discapacidades sin importar cuáles sean los ingresos de sus padres. Un alumno puede calificar para recibir la AM aunque tenga otro seguro médico, siempre que dicho alumno cumpla ciertos criterios de discapacidad de salud física o mental.
  • Seguro CHIP – Seguro médico libre y de bajo costo disponible para niños, recién nacidos hasta 19 años de edad, a través de CHIP: Programa de Seguro Médico Infantil de PA. Si necesita ayuda a nivel local, llame a la Oficina de Asistencia del Condado de Chester al 610-466-1000. Para ver si usted puede ser elegible para participar en el Programa CHIP, lea el cuadro que se incluye a continuación, o llame al 1-800-986-KIDS, o visite el sitio Web del Programa CHIP de Pennsylvania en
Cantidad de integrantes del hogar* Ingreso máximo del hogar para recibir el seguro gratuito**
1 $20, 420
2 $27, 380
3 $34, 340
4 $41, 300
5 $48, 260

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VIII. Serviciosmédicos

Se asigna una enfermera a cada escuela de Kennett. La enfermera tiene preparación para tratar dolenciasmenores que se produzcan durante la jornada escolar y que no requierenla atención de un médico.

Contacto en caso deemergencia

Todos los alumnos DEBEN tener un formulario deemergencias archivado en la oficina de la enfermera donde consten números deteléfono a donde se pueda llamar para comunicarse con un padre o tutor y con elmédico de la familia. Es muy importante completar y firmar latarjeta de contacto de emergencia. El formulario se utiliza en caso deemergencia o enfermedad y se lo envía junto con el niño/a al hospital si esnecesario.

La tarjeta también debeincluir un número de teléfono de un amigo confiable, de un vecino o de unpariente que esté disponible en caso de emergencia. Los alumnos sólopodrán ser entregados a personas que figuren en la tarjeta de contacto deemergencia. Estos númerosdeben mantenerse actualizados.

Exámenes físicos y evaluaciones dentales

El Código Escolar dePennsylvania exige que todos los alumnos se realicen exámenes físicos yevaluaciones médicas. Los exámenes físicos deben realizarse almomento del ingreso a la escuela y en sexto y décimoprimer grados. Las evaluaciones dentales deben realizarse al momento del ingreso a la escuelay en tercero y séptimo grados. Estos exámenes pueden realizarse en laescuela sin cargo durante períodos de tiempo establecidos cada año para losgrados requeridos y para nuevos alumnos. Al momento de lainscripción, se envían por correo a cada hogar y se entregan a los padres losformularios para evaluaciones físicas y dentales privadas.

  • Los formularios de exámenes físicos deben estar fechados dentro de un año contado a partir del 1 de septiembre del año en que debe realizarse el examen físico.
  • Los formularios dentales deben estar firmados y fechados a partir del 1 de mayo anterior al año escolar corriente en el que debe realizarse el examen dental.

Exámenes médicos

El Código Escolar dePennsylvania exige realizar exámenes médicos y éstos son llevados a cabo por elpersonal del puesto sanitario [de salud].

  • Visión: todos los años, todos los grados
  • Audición: Jardín de infantes, primero, segundo, tercero, séptimo y décimoprimer grados (todos los años en el caso de alumnos que tienen antecedentes de problemas de audición)
  • Altura, peso e IMC (Índice de Masa Corporal), todos los años
  • Escoliosis: Sexto y séptimo grados
  • Presión sanguínea: según sea necesario
  • Monitoreo de flujo pico para alumnos que padecen asma: según sea necesario


El distrito no se haceresponsable por el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de enfermedades padecidas porlos alumnos. Sólo se permitirá la administración de medicamentosrecetados durante el horario escolar si así lo indica uno de los padres o elmédico de la familia cuando:

  • El hecho de no tomar dicha medicación pueda poner en peligro la salud del alumno
  • El alumno no podrá concurrir a la escuela si el medicamento no está disponible durante el horario escolar.

Para que un alumnoreciba la medicación mientras está en la escuela, o durante actividadespatrocinadas por la escuela, se deberán seguir los siguientes procedimientos:

Todos los medicamentosdeben ser enviados a la escuela en el envase original o en el frasco recetado. En la oficina de la enfermera de la escuela, hay disponible un formulariode Pedido de Administración de Padre oMédico, que deberá ser completado y firmado por el médico y por el padrepara todos los medicamentos recetados y para todos los medicamentos de ventalibre que el alumno deba tomar durante un período mayor a cinco días. Los padres pueden enviar una nota solicitando la administración delmedicamento de venta libre durante un período de hasta cinco días.

Los alumnos no podránllevar medicamentos dentro de la escuela. Todos los medicamentosserán guardados bajo llave en la oficina de la enfermera y serán administradossegún sea necesario. Los medicamentos controlados por elgobierno federal, como Ritalin y narcóticos, deberán ser llevados a la escuelapor uno de los padres o por un adulto responsable y deberán ser entregadosdirectamente a la enfermera de la escuela. Los alumnos nopueden llevar sustancias controladas en el autobús ni en la escuela en ningúnmomento. De acuerdo con una determinación individual y con elconsentimiento de los padres y de la enfermera, los alumnos pueden llevar uninhalador o epipen. El nombre del alumno debe estar escritoclaramente con marcador indeleble en el inhalador o epipen.

NO se administrarán los medicamentos salvo que se hayanobtenido los permisos requeridos.

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IX. Desfibrilador externo automático (DEA)

El Distrito EscolarKennett Consolidated ha comprado DEA (desfibriladores) para cada escuela comoparte del sistema de emergencia. Los DEA deben estar disponiblesinmediatamente y se guardan en unidades de almacenamiento sin llave. Las unidades de almacenamiento están claramente identificadas y estánconectadas a un sistema de alarma que se prenderá una vez que se abra lapuerta.

El ingreso, el robo o el daño a los desfibriladores, alteléfono de emergencia o a la unidad de almacenamiento serán considerados undelito penal y se llamará inmediatamente a la policía.

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X. Búsqueda de niños del Distrito EscolarKennett Consolidated

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