Welcome To The High School Nurse's Office

  • School Nurse Day is May 12th this year.
     
    NYSASN’s theme this year is “2021 – The Year of the School Nurse – School Nurses Save Lives!”
     
    School nurses serve as a critical health hub for students, ensuring that students are ready for learning by managing complex chronic conditions; identifying and addressing mental health issues; leveling the field on health disparities and promoting healthy behaviors; enrolling children in health insurance and connecting families to healthcare providers; handling medical emergencies… and now, navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic by testing, tracking and vaccinating students and school personnel.
     
    School nurses champion the whole student every day of the year. But, on National School Nurse Day, we take special time to celebrate and recognize the contributions that school nurses are making to the health and learning of our nation’s 50 million children.
    Championing the Whole Student is the National Association School Nurse Theme:
    • This theme recognizes the integral role that school nurses play bridging health and education to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotion development, regardless of whether they are physically present in school or not.
    •  School nurses champion the whole student every day of the year. But, on National School Nurse Day, we take special time to celebrate and recognize the contributions that school nurses are making to the health and learning of our nation’s 50 million children.
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 is National School Nurse Day! We honor more than 95,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the lives of children every day!
    •  School Nurses: Championing the Whole Student. School Nurse Day is 5/12

    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 2020-2021 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 2020

     

    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 age appropriate 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 2019-2020. 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 May 4, 2021