201 Roxboro Road
Mattydale, NY 13211

(315) 455-5791

School Health Office

St. Margaret's School Health Office

Phone: (315) 455-5791 (Option 5)
Fax: (315) 455-1250 or Email: jkondako@nscsd.org 



  • ALL medications, including Over-The-Counter ( ie. cough drops, Tylenol, Motrin) need a doctor's note, parental permission, and must be brought in by the parent and not by the student.
  • Authorization for Dispensing Medication Request



Illness during school:  

  • The school nurse will call you to pick up your child if they become ill at school.
  •  The student must be picked up within an hour after you have been called.
  •  Please keep your contact numbers updated.


Considerations for keeping a student home:

  • Temperature greater than 100° or a fever that requires control with medication.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea 
  • Sore throat that is severe, accompained by fever and/or feeling ill, that persists for longer than 48 hours
  • Significant cough that makes student feel uncomfortable or potential to disrupt the class
  • Honey-crusted sores or rash especially if accompanied by other symptoms or illness
  • Red or draining eyes
  • Large amount of discolored nasal discharge, especially if accompanied by facial pain or headache
  • Severe ear pain or drainage from ear
  • Severe headache, especially if accompanied by fever
  • Any additional conditions that you think may be serious or contagious to other students

  If the student is to remain home, please call the school nurse the morning of he/she being absent


Returning to school following an illness:   

  • Send a note to the school nurse about your child's illness on the day of their return to school.
  • A student with fever can return to school when they are free of fever for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication
  • A student with vomiting or diarrhea can return to school when the symptoms have resolved for 24 hours and the student is able to keep down food and liquid
  • A student diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye) can return to school following the use of antibiotic drops/ointment for 24 hours