Our goal is healthy children — which promotes learning and academic achievement. Together, we can reach this goal by adhering to the following guidelines:
Special health needs:
Notify the school nurse if your child has an allergy to any
insects and/or a medical condition that requires medication
during the school day. A health care plan
will be implemented for your child to ensure his
or her safety during the
Illness: Keep your child home if sick with fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or severe cold symptoms. See attached guidelines (PDF). If your child gets sick during the school day, I will call you. Be sure your child's emergency contact information is correct and update as needed.
Accidents: If your child has an accident during the school day, first aid treatment will be given. You will be notified of the accident, treatment, and, if further medical care is necessary.
Health screenings: New York State Education Law mandates screenings for all grades in growth, vision, and hearing. Scoliosis screening is done in grades 5-8. You will be notified of any abnormal findings.
Health appraisal form: Grades K, 2, 4, 7 (as well as new students) are required by law to have a physical exam performed by a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner. See below for required forms.
Immunizations: Before school entry, all students must be immunized against DPT(3 doses), Polio(3 doses), Hep B(3 doses), MMR.(2 doses), and Varicella(l dose). Additionally, the Tdap booster and Varicella booster are required in 6th grade. See below for required forms.
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