Services Provided by the Health Office
Our school nurse is responsible for the screening and monitoring of all students' health problems. She is in contact with parents or guardians throughout the year. Parents should contact the school nurse if their child has any medical problems or if there are medical concerns.
A health record is kept on your child from kindergarten through high school. Results of vision and hearing screening and immunizations, along with the health history are recorded.
Vision and Hearing Testing
These are given each year to appropriate grade levels. They are not fine tests, but are used for gross screening. You will be notified of any deficiencies found. A follow-up examination, by your physician, will be required for diagnosis and treatment.
Physical examinations, on children in grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and all new students, are required. The necessary form has been provided. If a physical is not received one will be performed by the school’s physician. The fee for an exam by your private physician will not be paid by the school district. In addition, the school nurse will perform scoliosis screening on girls grades 5 & 7 and boys grade 9.
Dental Health Certificate
A Dental Health Certificate for children in grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 is required. The necessary form has been provided to you and should be filled out and signed by your child’s dentist or hygienist.
Elementary students emergency information must be updated in the Parent Portal. Each child is given an emergency information & emergency card which must be completed and returned to the High School nurse as soon as possible. The information on the card is important and must be as accurate as possible. In the event of an accident or illness the nurse will contact you or whomever you designate on the emergency card. If any of the information on the card changes during the school year, please notify the School Nurse as soon as possible. If you have problems with the Parent Portal contact Lisa Moran at 845-482-4610 x3006
Illness at School
Please do not send your child to school if you suspect a fever, rash, or other signs of illness. If your child becomes ill at school you will be contacted to make arrangements to have someone pick your child up. Your child must be free of fever, diarrhea or vomiting for 24 without use of any medications, before they can return to school.
The Health Office must have a written request from the family physician and also a written request from the parent and/or guardian authorizing school personnel to administer the medication. Do not send medication in with your child. This includes all over the counter medications.
If a child is to take any medication during the school day (including over the counter medication) it must be in the bottle dispensed by the pharmacist with the child's name, name of medication, prescription number, dosage, number of times to be given, and the physician's name on the label.
Dressing for the Weather
Children go outside to the playground for recess, weather permitting. Please make sure they dress appropriately with coats, boots, hats, gloves, snowsuits or snow pants as necessary. It is advisable to send in an extra set of clothing for unforeseen situations.
Head Lice Policy
Head Lice seems to be an ever-present problem especially among elementary school children. Students are checked, on an as needed basis, for head lice. If live lice are found parents will be notified. Students will need to have their hair washed with a pediculocide shampoo, blow-drying is also helpful. Current treatment protocols take less than 24 hours. When the child returns to school, they will be admitted only after the health office has checked them. Parents are asked to check their children before school reopens, and then continue checking on a weekly basis.
Student Accident Insurance
Students are covered for accidents through a full excess insurance plan. Eligible covered expenses will be paid only if they are in excess of other valid and collectable insurance. You must submit the claim to your primary insurance carrier before the district plan will compute payment. For those who do not have insurance, the school will be considered the primary coverage.
If you have any questions regarding any of this information please contact the Health Office:
Elementary Office 482-4610 ext 2139 or the High School Office 932-8401 ext 1120.
Please Note: Unless you indicate otherwise, information contained on this form will be shared on a “Need to Know” basis where the safety and welfare of your child is at stake. Only relevant information will be shared such as emergency contact information, allergies and medical issues that could possible manifest themselves while the student is not in proximity to a nurse. Only teachers and staff that would be in a supervisory capacity over your child would be authorized to access this information.