Parent Resources

Parent Volunteer Information

All parents who are interested in volunteering are now required to submit background clearances. This includes, but is not limited to, chaperoning field trips, assisting at the classroom or school events, shelving books in the library, etc.

Both of the following requirements must be met prior to beginning service as a volunteer.  Links to the agency websites to obtain clearances are embedded below.

Criminal History 

Child Abuse Clearance

Please submit copies to the main office as soon as you receive them back.

Parent Help Line:

(215) 400-4000 – For questions about anything that affects your child’s education.

Book Hotline:
(800) 447-1169 – If your child does not have adequate access in school to a required textbook

Report A Crime:

Citizen Crime Commission Tipline:
Toll-free (877) 345-TIPS – To report crimes in our community.

Counselor’s Corner

A counselor is a person to whom the student can always turn in case of personal or academic problems. Baldi’s counselors are trained to assist pupils in the middle school years.

Some of these areas include:

  • Help with personal, social, and emotional problems.
    Adjusting to a new school situation.
  • Motivating students toward higher scholastic achievement.
  • Improving relationships with teachers and classmates.
  • Providing access to community agencies when needed.
  • Acquainting students with educational opportunities beyond middle school.

Determining the need for psychological evaluation.
Acquainting students with career opportunities.
Dr. Flemmings is responsible for providing service to students whose last name begins with A-M and Ms. Stavrakis is responsible for students whose last name begins with N-Z.

Health Services

The school nurse provides student services aimed at the identification and assessment of student health problems. Through ongoing communication and contacts with students, parents, and staff, the school nurse acquires first-hand knowledge of health problems and the availability and accessibility of services. As an advocate for children, the school nurse communicates daily with students to ensure optimum health for academic success.

The school nurse and the staff of the C.C.A. Baldi Middle School depend on the cooperation and partnership between the home and the school with the assistance of the following: Emergency cards and forms need to be completed and returned promptly. Any changes in telephone numbers, addresses, emergency contacts, or employment must be reported to the school nurse and office.Updated immunizations, communicable diseases, surgery, or special medical conditions should be reported, in writing by the physician, to the school nurse. Also, inform your child’s teacher of any specific health-related conditions.

Please keep students out of school if they experience a temperature above 100 degrees, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24-hour period pre school start.

Physical Examinations – The Pennsylvania School Health Act (Section 1402) requires each pupil to have a health examination upon admission to the school in sixth and ninth grades. This is required for all public, parochial and private schools. Remind your physician that vision, hearing screenings and updates of immunizations are important components of a physical and must be completed as designated on the physical form. Physical forms can be obtained in the school nurse’s office or the main office.

Administration of Medication – Ideally, the administration of medication or utilization of equipment should take place at home. However, students with health problems may require medication (administered at prescribed intervals) or suction, oxygen, or other types of equipment in order to permit them to function at as close to a normal level as possible in the classroom. The School District of Philadelphia does not diagnose student conditions or prescribe medication/treatment. (No medication/treatment will be administered in school without a completed and approved MED-1 request for administration of medication or use of suction, oxygen, or other equipment in school). All approved requests will expire on August 31 of each year. The procedure must be carried out in its entirety every year. The Certified School Nurse will contact the prescribing provider for clarification, when necessary. All medication must be prescribed by a qualified healthcare provider on form MED-1

The prescription (MED-1) must be approved by the Certified School Nurse or a School Nurse Supervisor. The parent will supply the medication, properly labeled and packaged. The school only will retain medication if it has been packaged and labeled by a Registered Pharmacist according to accepted pharmaceutical standards. The medication label must include Patient name, pharmacy name, address and telephone number, prescription number, prescription date (must be current), the name of medication-dosage-form and expiration date, instructions for administration, the name of prescribing health care provider.
All medication must be packaged with a Safe-T closure Cap.
Equipment and machinery must be prescribed by a qualified healthcare provider on form MED-1

When the medication/treatment prescribed exceeds or differs from that approved by the FDA, the physician will be required to submit written detailed information to the school nurse.
Children may not carry medication on their person, in their lunch bag or school bag. Please contact the Certified School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns. Health insurance and CHIP Program forms can also be obtained from the Health Room.