Health Services

The Health Office is available to help students who are ill, have a school-related accident or wish to sign up for a school sport. A student who wants to see the nurse must get a pass from his/her classroom teacher and sign in at the Health Office, except in the case of an emergency. If it is necessary for a student to go home because of illness, he or she must be released by the nurse. The nurse will get permission to do so from a parent or guardian.

Important NYS HEALTH REQUIREMENT changes are coming for the 2018-19 school year!

If you have a student entering grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or 11 in 2018-19, NYS is now requiring a physical examination be done at that grade level.

Attention Parents/Guardians of sixth-grade students for the 2017-18 school year!

New immunization requirements for school entrance/attendance went into effect July 1, 2014.  There are several changes that may affect your child.  Please contact your child’s physician to schedule an appointment if your child is in need of any of the following immunizations:

  • Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap) – 1 dose (Required only for students enrolling in grades 6-12 who have not previously received a Tdap at 7 years of age or older)
  • Polio Vaccine (IPV/OPV) – 4 doses (If both OPV and IPV were administered as part of a series, a total of 4 doses should be received, regardless of the child’s current age)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine – 2 doses

Attention Parents/Guardians of seventh– and twelfth-grade students for the 2017-18 school year!

Beginning September 1, 2016, all seventh- and twelfth-grade students MUST HAVE proof of having been given Meningococcal vaccine (shot) in order to attend school.

  • Students entering Grade 7 in 2017 must have 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.
  • Students entering Grade 12 in 2017 must have either:
    • 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16
    • 1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16

If you have any questions regarding this please notify your child’s health office. You must provide the school with proof of immunizations. Thank you for sharing our goal of keeping our students healthy.

Administration of Medications in Schools

(See forms under more information.)

A program for the administration of medication to students in school must be managed and supervised by our school nursing personnel. Only those medications which are necessary to maintain the student in school and which must be given during school hours should be administered.

In accordance with New York State Law, medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) cannot be administered to any students through the school’s health office without the following criteria being met:

  • A written order from a licensed prescriber is required.
  • A written statement from the parent or guardian requesting administration of the medication in school is needed.
  • The parent or guardian must assume responsibility to have the medication delivered directly to the health office in a properly labeled original container.
  • The medication will be stored in a locked cabinet in the health office to ensure the safety of all our students.

Items such as Caladryl, Bactine and Antibiotic Ointments cannot be utilized in our Health Offices without both doctor and parent written permission. A medication permission form is attached for your convenience.

Please do not hesitate to call upon our health staff if you have any questions regarding our medication policy.