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School Health Office
St. Margaret's School Health Office
Phone: (315) 455-5791 (Option 5)
Fax: (315) 455-1250 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.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
- The NYS Education Law requires students entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades to receive a physical
- Health Examination Requirement Overview: 2018-2019 Health Requirements and Requests
- Health Physical Form: 2018-2019 Required Physical Form
- 2018-2019 New York State Department of Health Immunization Requirements by grade: 2018-2019 Immunization Requirements
- Students entering 6th grade require a Tdap shot prior to the start of the school year. Tdap Vaccination Information
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