Sunscreen At School

  • In October 2018, the Pennsylvania School Code was amended to include a section on Sun Protection Measures for Students. Section 1414.10 states that a school entity shall allow the application of sunscreen during school hours, at a school-sponsored activity or while under the supervision of school personnel. 

    Parents/guardians may choose to supply their child with non-aerosol non-scented topical sunscreen if it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Parents/guardians must complete and submit the form below to their child's nurse.  

    Students who are unable to self-apply sunscreen must have an order from the school physician or their primary care provider along with parental permission as with any other over-the-counter medication.

    Sunscreen Permission form