PWHS recognizes Youth Mental Health Awareness Day, and the National Association of School Psychologists' recommends guidelines related to a graphic Netflix series.
Colonial students receive a wide array of basic and supplemental services, including special education, counseling and school health programs. More than 800 students qualify for individualized education programs (IEPs) due to specific disabilities, and approximately 200 students have gifted individual education programs. Fourteen school counselors support students in grades K-12, and four community counselors offer additional supplemental services.
School health services are provided by certified school nurses and staff nurses to all Colonial students as well as students attending non-public schools within the District. Routine health services include height, weight, vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings. Dental examinations and physical examinations are also provided according to provisions of the Pennsylvania School Code.
Additional supports to students and families include the services of a home and school visitor and a behavioral health adviser.
Upcoming 7th graders now need to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis) and one dose of MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine).
Upcoming 12th graders now need to have a second dose of MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) if the first dose was given before to age 16.
CONTACT PUPIL SERVICES:
- Karen Berk, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education, 610-834-1670, ext. 2111
- Eileen Spector, Special Education Supervisor (6-12), 610-834-1670, ext. 2105
- Carole Chasen, Special Education Supervisor (K-5), 610-834-1670, ext. 2134
- Felix Scherzinger, Behavioral Health Adviser/Community Health Liaison, 610-834-1670, ext. 2147
- Ellen Reilly, Home and School Visitor, 610-834-1670, ext. 2108