Welcome To The High School Nurse's Office

  • Kinsa Thermometer
    Exciting news! Our school is participating in Kinsa’s FLUency™ school health program. I have a limited number of free smart thermometers, so please reach out to me at jkenney@pval.org/ 716-988-3276 Ext:4324 to request one for your family!

     

    State Legislation Would Make Epinephrine Auto-Injectors More Affordable

    Epinephrine Auto-Injectors More Affordable

     

    Simple Steps for Healthy Holidays
    With cold and flu season upon us, there are a few key steps you can take now to protect your family and community through the months ahead:
    • Get a flu shot. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year, with rare exceptions. 
    • Catch up on COVID-19 protection. The latest bivalent booster provides protection against the original strain and the Omicron variant for everyone 6 months of age and older. Save time by scheduling a flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster at the same appointment.  
    • Recommit to healthy habits that prevent the spread of viruses like flu, RSV, and COVID-19. Wash your hands often, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, try not to touch your face, and stay home when you’re sick

    IF YImportant Notice OU ARE SICK STAY HOME!

     

    Here Is Some Information On The Coronavirus From The CDC:

    It Is (Influenza) Flu Season

    Lets Control The Spread Of The Flu

    Influenza Early Identification:

    Early identification is critical to controlling the spread of the flu.

    The symptoms of flu can include:     

    1. Fever: 100 degrees or higher (Although not everyone with flu has a fever)
    2. Cough
    3. Sore Throat
    4. Runny or stuffy noseSick Face
    5. Body aches
    6. Headache
    7. Chills
    8. Tiredness
    9. Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

    Please do not send your child to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without using medication.

    Flu Vs Cold

    Flu Guide For Parents

    Flu Information For Parents

    Advice For Parents

     

    CODE BLUE WARNING:

    Temperatures and Wind Chill Below 32 Degrees Fahrenheit read the following attachment:

    Code Blue

     

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE 

     An amendment to public health law section 2164 has passed which eliminates the exemption from vaccinations due to religious beliefs for school attendance.

    CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR STATEMENT OF LEGISLATION REMOVING NON-MEDICAL EXEMPTION FROM SCHOOL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

     
     
    Click on documnets below for more information on immunization requirements and the non -medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements:
     
     
     
    Needle Attention Parents:
    New for the 2022-2023 School Year
     
    All kids entering 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th grade must have the Meningococcal Vaccine.
    Without it they can't start school. 

     

    See Attached Flyer: 

     

    Parents: Meningococcal Vaccine

      

    Attention Parents/Guardians: New Immunization Requirements for September 2022

     

    Syringe Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 applies to students attending all schools as defined in Public Health Law §2164 to include any public, private or parochial child caring center, day nursery, day care agency, nursery school, kindergarten, elementary, intermediate or secondary schools.

    Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all appropriate age required vaccinations. The 14 days may be extended where the student is transferring from out of state or from another county and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary evidence or where the parent, guardian or any other person in parental relationship can demonstrate that a child has received the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series and that they have age appropriate scheduled appointments for follow-up doses to complete the immunization services in accordance with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18.    

     
    Cat Doctor doing Exanm on Cat Student  Attention Parent/Guardians: There are new Guidelines for Health Screening and Health Exam Requirements.
     
                                                                 See Attached Flyer:
                                                                
                                           NYS and NYC Screening & Health Exam Requirements
     

    Attention Parents there are New Regulations for Physical Examination Requirements for the School Year 2022-2020. Entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 and  can at any grade level by school administration.

    Education Law Article 19 and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require physical examinations of public school students:

    • Entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 and at any grade level by school administration, in their discretion to promote the educational interests of the student (8 NYCRR § 136.3[b]);
    • To participate in strenuous physical activity, such as interscholastic athletics (8 NYCRR § 135.4(c)(7)(i)(e) and 136.3(a)(8)); • Upon student's request for an employment certificate (Education Law §3217)
    • When conducting an initial evaluation or reevaluation of a student suspected of having a disability or a student with a disability (8 NYCRR § 200.4[b]).
     

    Spinning Medication Bottle Medication Regulations During School All Students wishing/or needing to have medication during school hours need to follow the existing State Law and The Regulations Of The Commissioner Of Education. See Attached requirements for medication.  Note: This includes a physician order and parent permission sheet. Students must supply their own medication and it must be brought in by a parent.
     

    File drawer All Forms Can Be Found On The District Health Office Forms Page On The Left Column.
     
    Any Questions Call Mrs. Kenney RN- School Nurse At Jr./Sr. High School At 716-988-3276 ext:4324
Last Modified on January 18, 2023