The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. Please see the Screening Requirements form located on the Health Services Page.
Health Appraisals- Are required for all new students, Pre- K or K, 2nd,4th and 7th grade. Health Appraisals are acceptable if administered not more than 12 months prior to the beginning of the school year in which the examination is required in New York State. If you choose to have a physical done at your primary and not at school, please return theHealth Appraisal form, which can be found on the Health Services Page.
Keeping an updated record of your child's health is important. Please keep us informed of any changes in their health, medication, immunizations or illnesses.
Sports Physicals-Sports physicals are required to play a school sponsored sport.Any athlete who plans on playing a sport must have a current physical on file in the nurse's office as well as the appropriate health update form.All athletes must be cleared through the nurse's office prior to participating in a sport.
Administration Of Medication At School
All medications at school including non-prescription and over-the-counter medications must be prescribed by a licensed provider. A written note from the physician or licensed prescriber is required for ALL medications. A written note from the parent or guardian requesting that the medication be given in school must accompany the medication. A medication form is located on the Health Services Page. A new form must be completed every year. All medication, including over-the–counter medications must be in the original labeled container with the child’s name on it. If requested most pharmacies will provide an extra labeled container for school use. The parent or guardian must deliver all mediations to school.
Please remind your child to report to the Health Office if they are not feeling well or have been injured. Please refer to concussion management form located on the Health Services Page for additional information on concussions.
If your child has a temperature over 100.4 degrees F they must stay home from school. Your child may return to school when they are fever free without use of an anti-pyretic medication for 24 hours. Please send in a note any time your child is absent from school, ill or injured.
At the beginning of each school year we complete a NYS Department of Health Immunization Survey. This survey is conducted to make sure students are in compliance with immunizations required by law for entrance to school. The NYS Department of Health (DOH) does periodic random audits of immunization records that are already available with identifying information on the NYS Immunization Registry.
It is important for the school to be able to communicate with parents by phone in the event of an emergency, or regarding an injury or illness. Therefore, it is important that parents keep their emergency contact information current at all times.