Nursing Staff

Mrs. Marsha Varin

Mrs. Marsha Varin, RN, CSN, MS has been a Certified School Nurse in the SASD since 1998. She has worked in the former middle school, the high school and has been at the junior high school since it opened in 1999. Mrs. Varin is a State Certified School Nurse and a Licensed Registered Nurse. She has current licensure in Nursing, CPR, AED, and ACLS. She received her Master of Science degree in Community Health Administration and Wellness Promotion from California College of Health Sciences. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, with highest honor. She received her School Nurse Certification from East Stroudsburg University. She has her Associates Degree from Northampton College and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Oregon. She is married and has a son and a daughter.  mlvarin@sburg.org

Mrs. Joan Ehrenfeuchter

Mrs. Joan Ehrenfeuchter, LPN has been a Health Office Nurse in the SASD since 2004. She has worked in the nursing field for 20 years.

She has current licensure in Nursing, CPR, AED, and ACLS. She is married with five children. 

Stroudsburg Junior High Nursing Office

 

Contact Information:

  • Phone # 570-424-4848 ext 1114
  • Fax # 570-424-4839

 

Pennsylvania State Health Mandatory Requirements Needed Before Entering 8th Grade:

  • 7th Grade Dental Exam (Students Will not be allowed to enter 8th grade until proof of a 7th grade dental exam is on file with School Nurse)

 

Immunizations:

·  4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)

• 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)

• 3 doses of polio

• 2 doses of measles**

• 2 doses of mumps**

• 1 dose of rubella (German measles)**

• 3 doses of hepatitis B

• 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease        

 

      *Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td

           **Usually given as MMR

 

 

 

The only exemption to the school laws for immunizations are:

  • Medical reasons
  • Religious beliefs

 

Mandatory Health Screenings for 8th and 9th Graders

  • Vision Screening: All students will receive a vision screening administered by the school nurse. A referral for a professional vision examination will be sent home for students whom do not perform satisfactorily on the school vision screening.

 

  • Height and Weight: All students will be measured for height and weight as part of the yearly school growth-screening program.  A Body Mass Index (BMI) for Age percentile will be calculated which is used as a guideline to help assess whether a person may be overweight or underweight. A letter will be sent home to families with this information.
    • BMI less than 5th percentile-underweight
    • BMI between 85th and 95th percentiles-at risk for overweight
    • BMI equal to or greater than 95th percentile-overweight

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services www.cdc.gov/growthcharts

 

  • Being either overweight or underweight can put a person at risk for certain health problems. A student who is overweight has an increased risk of developing serious conditions including type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and certain cancers. A student who is underweight has an increased risk for heart problems, loss of bone mass and anemia. Underweight or weight loss may also be a sign of an underlying eating disorder.

 

  • The BMI percentile is only a screening tool. Many factors including sports participation, muscle mass, family history or stage of puberty can influence the BMI percentile.

 

  • Your child’s health care provider is the best person to evaluate whether or not his/ her measurements are within a healthy range.