Welcome to MS/HS Nurse's Office!
MS/HS Nurse's Office
Phone: 585-657-6121 ext. 1003
School nurses are responsible for first aid care of children who are injured or become ill while under school supervision. In such an emergency, every effort is made to contact the family. The success of this procedure is dependent upon accurate information from parents. An emergency information card/form is sent home in September from each school and should be returned immediately to the appropriate school office, classroom teacher, or homeroom teacher. If your contact information changes during the school year, please notify the school as soon as possible.
Immunizations: New York State requires all children entering school to be immunized against measles (both rubella and rubeola), polio, diphtheria, and mumps. The Hepatitis vaccine series (3 doses) is required for students born on or after 1/1/93. Children born on or after 1/1/98 are required to have the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or a physician’s written proof of having had the disease. Entrants to grades 6 and 7 are also required to show immunity to varicella (chicken pox) with written documentation from their physician of either having the disease or receiving the vaccination.
Annual Physical Examinations will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and new students entering the district. Parents are urged to have their family physician administer such physicals at these levels. If a physical is not done by the family physician, the school physician is available to conduct an here at school. Please note there is an updated School Health Form that is suggested in order to provide consistency across the state. Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, ONLY the approved NYSED form will be accepted.
School Health Screening: Vision screening for distance and near vision acuity will be required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11. Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11. Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys. School nurse will perform these screenings if medical information is not provided by the student's family physician.
Athletic Program: Students are required to have a current physical (within 12 months) on file in order to participate in interscholastic sports. Parents also need to complete the Medical Recertification/Parent Permission form prior to each season, to determine the physical capability of a student to participate. A student needs one physical for all sports, unless an injury or an extended absence occurs during the year. If a student is absent from school for five or more consecutive days or receives an injury, they must obtain clearance from their own physician and approval from the school physician before returning to competition. All paperwork needs to be filed with the school nurse before the start of the first practice.
Medication: The State Directive regarding medication of any kind (any prescription medication as well as over-the-counter medications such as cough drops, cough medicine, aspirin, etc.) states: "If the parent submits a written request to the school authorities and it is accompanied by a written request from the family physician in which the frequency and dosage of a prescribed medication are indicated, then the school nurse may administer this medication during school hours." There is an updated Over the Counter Form (OTC) that must be signed by the family physician as well as a parent/guardian. The OTC form must be filled out each school year for each individual student.