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School Health Office
St. Margaret's School Health Office
Phone 315-455-5791 (Option 5)
- 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 AFTER 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
IMMUNIZATIONS & PHYSICALS:
- The NYS Education Law requires that students in K, 2nd, and 4th grade recieve a physical.
- Students entering 6th Grade requires a Tdap shot prior to the start of the school year. Tdap Vaccination Information
- 2018-2019 Health, Dental and Immunization Requirements