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Health Information

EpiPen recall

Mylan has put out a voluntary recall on certain EpiPens. Please click the link provided for the lot information for the recalled pens. If your EpiPen is listed, please do NOT discard until you have received a replacement pen. The replacement steps are also found at the following link:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alicia Lounsbury (MS/HS) or Katie Johnson (ES).


State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York state. Read More


Contact Information

Elementary School Nurse Secondary School Nurse
Katie Johnson
Alicia Lounsbury

When your child is sick

Please call the main office of your child's school to report any absence. While it is not required, it is helpful to note your child's major complaint or illness.

When should my child stay home?

To help prevent the spread of infection, our school nurses recommend keeping your child home when they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

• Vomiting,

• Diarrhea,

• Fever over 100.4 in the past 24 hours,

• Uncontrollable coughing,

• Strep throat (if on medication less than 24 hours), or

• Conjunctivitis (if on medication less than 24 hours).


State education law requires new students entering school for the first time, transfer students and those entering grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 to undergo a physical and provide a physician's health certificate. We ask for your help to arrange this necessary physical for your child with your family doctor and subsequently provide the completed physical form to your school nurse.



Due to a change in New York Public Health Law effective last year, all students entering sixth grade are required to be immunized against varicella, or chicken pox. This law applies to all students born on or after January 1, 2004. If your child has had chicken pox, the new state law requires written documentation from your child's physician or a blood test to determine immunity.


Vision and Hearing Screenings

New York State Education Law regarding vision and hearing tests has changed. Schools will now only screen students in seventh and tenth grades, new entrants and any student deemed necessary for screening or requesting screening. If you have any questions, please call your school nurse.


Health alerts and allergies

If your child is allergic to insect bites, bee stings or certain foods, please contact the health office regarding emergency measures. This can mean life or death in some instances. If you child has any health problems, the school nurse should be made away of them.


Medications at school

Note: A parent is to bring in any medication to the school nurse. NO medication is to ever be brought in on the school bus with a students.

For medication to be administered at the school, parents must supply:

• A note from a parent/guardian stating they would like medication given at the school. Please also fill out either of these permission forms: Permission to Administer a Single Medication Form [PDF] or Permission to Administer Multiple Medications [PDF]

• A note from the doctor stating medication to be given, dosage and time to be given.

• Medication in a clearly-labeled bottle from a pharmacy, with the current date.


Are your child's vaccinations up to-date?

Check out the Center for Disease Control website for a schedule of immunizations from childhood to adolescent.