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Health Office Procedures

School Illness

picStudents coming to the health office are assessed and treated. Parents will be notified if their student has a fever over 100, vomiting, unidentified rash or serious injury, and will be expected to pick the student up. If a serious injury requires immediate treatment, emergency services will be called. Students sent home with illness should remain at home until 24 hours symptom free unless released to return by the child’s healthcare provider. Please be certain to complete your child's emergency notification card and update if numbers change. Parents will be notified of student visits that require follow-up or excessive visits to the health office for minor complaints. Parents will not be notified of every health office visit.

Medications

All medications required during school hours must have a doctor's order from your health care provider, parent permission form and the medication in the original container delivered to school by an adult. No medication should be carried by the student in school or on the bus unless an order to do so has been given to the nurse. Forms are available to print from this web page under the Forms and Information tab.

Trips and Medications

Parents of students that are not independent in administration of their medication (oral, inhalation and all Epi-pens) will be asked to attend field trips. If the parent is unable to attend another family member who is knowledgeable with the medication administration may attend. The nurse or other trained school staff will attend if necessary.

Physicals and Screenings

Physical exams are required by New York State law upon entering and in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. A physical is acceptable within one year of the start date of school. (For example, your student in grade 2 enters Sept. 6, 2017. A physical done in October of 2016 is acceptable.) Yearly physicals, though not required are recommended and copies for the student's health record are helpful. Forms are available to print from this web page under the Forms and Information tab.

Screenings are done periodically for vision and hearing. Referrals for failed screenings will be sent home with the student with parent notification by telephone. Physician follow up documentation is required for all referrals in a timely manner.

Privacy

Medical information about the students is confidential and shared only with staff that needs to be aware for the student's health and safety.

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