Health and Safety
Health and SafetyIf 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
There are two important changes in Education law effective 7/1/2018. All New York State public school students must have a health exam when they enter school as a new entrant and in Pre-K or Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.
These examinations must be completed on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination Form for School which can be downloaded here. We understand that your child's medical provider may not be aware of the change. If your child has already had a physical examination completed for the 2018-2019 school year on a different form, the school will accept the physical on that form.
In the 2019-2020 school year, ONLY the NYSED approved form will be accepted.
Please contact your school nurse with any questions.
In-School InsuranceChildren 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.
Thomas Cunningham, Director of Physical Education, Health & AthleticsPhone: 229-4020