Menands Union Free School District

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School Nurse:
Carin D'Ambro
(518) 465-4561, ext. 109

Our goal is healthy childrenwhich promotes learning and academic achievement. Together, we can reach this goal by adhering to the following guidelines:

square bulletParental Notice of Participation in the NYS Dept. of Health BMI & Weight Status Category Report for the 2015-2016 School Year and Parental BMI Opt Out Form (PDF)

Special health needs: Notify the school nurse if your child has an allergy to any food, medication, 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
school day.

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.

Health Forms


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square bulletDental Health Certificate (Optional)

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square bulletPermission to Dispense Medication in School

square bulletImmunization Requirements

square bulletHealth and Dental Requirements by Grade

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The forms above are in PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Acrobat website.



Dr. Maureen A. Long


Mrs. Antonietta Schroeder

Phone: (518) 465.4561
Fax: (518) 434.2840
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204

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