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
Health & Physical Information
- The NYS Education Law requires students entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades to receive a physical.
- Health Examination Requirement Overview: 2019-2020 Health Requirements and Requests
- Health Physical Form: 2019-2020 Required Physical Form
- Dental Health Certificate: 2019-2020 Dental Health Certificate
- 2019-2020 New York State Department of Health Immunization Requirements by grade: 2019-2020 Immunization Requirements
- Students entering 6th grade require a Tdap shot prior to the start of the school year. Tdap Vaccination Information
- Vaccination Legislation in New York : Frequently Asked Questions
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
If the student is to remain home, please call the school nurse the morning of he/she being absent
- Temperature greater than 100 degrees or a fever that requires control with medication.
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Sore throat that is severe, accompanied 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
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