Valley Central’s Registered Nurses help keep students healthy and serve as an important resource in our schools.
Covid Health Protocols
Please print from the following PDF’s. If unable to access the form(s), please contact your school’s nurse (Contact information on right).
Medication Administration in School
Medication may be administered to a student during school hours with the proper written documentation. Forms may be obtained from the school nurse.
The medication, in its original labeled container with the student’s name, date, route, dose, and name of the medication, along with the above documents, should be brought to the health office by the parent(s), guardian(s), or designated adult.
Generally, students are not permitted to carry medication to school. However, if your child needs to self-carry emergency medication, documentation is still required. A note from your health care provider must also state that the child is allowed to use and carry his/her medication independently.
Board of Education Policy recognizes the health hazards associated with smoking and therefore, prohibits smoking or use of tobacco-related products and e-cigarettes or vaping devices by anyone anywhere on school grounds, in school buildings, or at school-sponsored activities including any off-premise events.
Physical examinations are required for all new entrants, which include: Pre-K, and/or Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders. We urge you to have the physical completed by your child’s own medical provider. Physical exams can or will be done by the school doctor or nurse practitioner while the child is in school if requested or if a physical form is not on file with the health office.
Valley Central School District uses FamilyID to sign up for sports, including physicals requirement information.
Registration for all sports is available here on Family ID.
Concussions and SCA
Concussions and Sudden Cardiac Arrest are serious health concerns for everyone. Learn more about VCSD Sports Health Concerns here.
The District, in accordance with guidance from NYSED, has developed a procedure for student use of sunscreen. Please contact your school nurse for the required form which must be completed annually and filed with the school health office at a child’s school
Mental Health and Wellness
The Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Line
This is a toll-free confidential helpline to support people in need of mental health counseling. When people call or text 988, they will be connected to trained counselors within the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.
New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
If you believe a child is being abused or maltreated, you can help by making a call to the New York State Child Abuse Hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 911.