Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety

    If the school is to do its part in protecting the health of all the students, it must have complete health records on each student. It is important that you inform the school nurse or principal about any particular health problems or needs your child has.

    Each of the schools has the services of a Registered Professional Nurse. It is her/his responsibility to maintain health records for each student, to administer first aid, to inspect and examine students with symptoms of illness or infection, to perform state mandated screenings of vision, hearing and scoliosis. Nurses are available to discuss any student health concerns or related items with parents. You are informed of any condition that needs correction.

    Under no circumstances may students be permitted to self-administer medicine. Only medication prescribed by a physician may be administered in school by the school nurse, per the physician's written instructions. These medications must be delivered to the Health Office by an adult in a labeled container; please do not send medications with your child. Over-the-counter drugs cannot be administered in school by school personnel unless prescribed by a physician.

    You should receive an emergency form for each of your children. On these forms you should include phone numbers where parents may be reached and emergency contacts to notify in the event a child may become ill or injured during the school hours and parents are unavailable. In the best interest of your child, we urge you to complete and return these cards promptly each year. Any change of a student's personal status should be reported to the school office in advance, including: moving (within or out of the district), telephone number change, name change (family or individual), temporary residence change due to family emergency, or other items such as an extended vacation or trip abroad.

Health Examination Requirement

  • Health Examination Requirement

     

    Education Law Article 19 and regulations of the Commissioner of Education require health examinations of public school students when they enter the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. 

     

    These examinations must be completed on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination Form for School which can be downloaded here.  This is the only form accepted. 

     

    Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status groups be included as part of the student’s school health examination.  For more information, please read the attached BMI Survey for 2023-2024.

     

    Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns. 

     

     

Immunization Requirements

In-School Insurance

  • In-School Insurance

    Children in kindergarten through 12th grade are covered by an accident insurance policy purchased by the district. The school district policy is only a supplement to any policy you may already have. It provides limited coverage only for parents who do not have an accident insurance policy of their own, or where an individual's policy does not provide sufficient coverage for a particular accident. The policy provides some medical, hospital, and dental bill coverage for accidents which occur in school or during a school-sponsored activity (activities such as Scouts or CYO basketball are not covered).
     
    Because of New York State's no-fault laws, any injury that your child incurs during a school bus accident must be claimed on your automobile insurance, not the school district's insurance. Should your child be involved in a school accident at any time during the year and you do not have accident insurance, please notify the school immediately.

Health Services

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    Thomas Cunningham, Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics
     
    Phone: 229-4020
     Gregory Brown,

    Deputy Superintendent

    Phone: 845-229-4000 

Health Services Files