School NurseDanielle Webb, RN845-457-2400Ext. 12700 or 12701Fax: 845-564-1554
- When your child is home sick, please contact Mrs. Kras at Ext. 12507.
- Upon their return, please send in a written excuse.
- Please keep your child home from school if they have had a fever over 100.0, vomitting or diarhea in the past 24 hours. Students may return to school once fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin, etc.).
- Physical Education (Gym) excuses should be sent to the Health Office. Copies will be given to PE and classroom teachers.
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- Please notify the Health Office of any change in your child's status (change in medication, new allergy, new diagnosis).
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Physical exams are required for all new entrants to the district. Exams are also required for Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades.
Vision and hearing screenings will be preformed on new entrants, kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students.
Female students in the fifth gade will be screened for scoliosis.
You will be notified by phone call and a letter will be sent home of any screening results that require a follow-up with your child's medical provider.
LINK TO NYS Required Immunizations for the 2019-2020 School YearFOOD ALLERGIES
Many of our students at East Coldenham have food allergies. During special celebrations, we are not always sure of the ingredients in the treat that was brought in by another child. It is policy not to give students a homemade treat if they have a known allergy. If your child has a food allergy, please feel free to send in a treat that you know is safe for them to eat. You can send in your own cupcakes, brownies, or cookies that can be stored in the Health Office freezer . Another option is to send in individual prepackaged snack sized cookies to store in the classroom. Please label all treats you send in with your child’s name. Any questions feel free to contact Danielle Webb, EC school nurse, at ext. 12700.
Allergy Aware School
How to be allergy aware: Information for school students
People with an allergy can become sick when they come into contact with things that are harmless to most people. Examples include:
• Insects that sting (e.g. Bees, wasps)
• Things that they breathe in (e.g. dust mite, plant pollen, pet dander)
People with allergies to triggers they breathe in can get hay fever and asthma like symptoms like:
• Runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes
• Cough, tight chest and get out of breath
However, people with allergies to food, medicine or insect stings can get very sick and have problems like:
• Get itchy red skin and lumps
• Face swelling
• Bad coughing and finding it hard to breathe
• Tummy ache and vomiting
Most people have heard about peanut allergy, but lots of other foods can cause allergic reactions too. The most common foods people are allergic to are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish, soy and sesame seed. Sometimes an allergic reaction can make a person so sick, that they need emergency medicine (adrenaline autoinjector) quickly and then they need to go to hospital by ambulance. This is called anaphylaxis (ana-fil-axis) and it means “severe allergic reaction”. So that people with allergies don’t get sick, they must
Not eat any food they are allergic to.
• Stay away from insects they are allergic to.
• Not take any medicines they are allergic to.
How can you help? If you know someone with an allergy:
• Don’t tease, trick or joke about it.
• Don’t try to make them sick by giving them the food they are allergic to.
• Never share your food with them.
• Wash your hands after eating, especially if you ate the food they are allergic to. • Ask them about what they are allergic to and help them avoid it.
• Get help from an adult if someone with allergy to food or insects feels sick, even if they don’t want you to.
What should happen when a student has anaphylaxis at school?
• If a student with allergy feels sick when they are at school, they (or their school mates) should immediately ask for help from a nearby teacher or other adult.
• If no teacher or other adult is nearby, a school mate should run to get one ASAP.
• The student with allergy should stay where they are and lay down (or sit if it is hard to breathe) whilst the teacher or other adult quickly brings the emergency medicine (adrenaline autoinjector) to the student.
• If an older student has their emergency medicine (adrenaline autoinjector) with them, this should be given immediately by the student themselves (if they are able) or by someone else if the student is too sick.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the National Association of School Nurses both advise against excluding a child with lice from school. Attendance at school is critical to a child’s academic success. Excluding a child from school because of a head lice infestation is futile as far as preventing the transmission of lice to other children. Learn more about head lice
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 5TH GRADE STUDENTS
6th Grade Pertussis / Varicella / Polio / Hep. B Immunization Requirements
The purpose of this letter is to inform you about changes in the immunization requirements for New York School Attendance in Sixth Grade as shown in Public Health Law Section 2164. The school must be provided with acceptable proof of immunity. Failure to provide this proof may lead to exclusion from school. The key points regarding the requirements of the law and its implementation for September are as follows:
1. Students who are entering 6th grade on or after September 1st, 2019 and who are 11 years of age or older must receive an immunization containing tetanus toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap). This immunization may be given at 10 years of age.
2. 10-year-old students who are entering 6th grade in September 2019 will not be required to receive a Tdap vaccine and will not be excluded from school, but they must be flagged, tracked and immunized when they reach the age of 11.
3. Students who are entering 6th grade in the 2019/2020 school year will need 2 doses of Varicella vaccine.
4. Students will need 4 doses of Polio regardless of age prior to 6th grade entry in the 2019/2020 school year.
5. Students will require a 4th dose of Hepatitis B if the 3rd dose was given before 6 months of age.
Your private health care provider should be able to review your child’s immunization record and advise you on making sure your child is adequately immunized for entry into the 6th grade. Please have your health care provider complete the enclosed form and return it to the School Nurse in your child’s building. This means that if your records are complete before the end of the school year they should be sent to the elementary school your child is attending. If they are completed over the summer they should be sent to the Middle School Health Office prior to the first day of classes. If you have any questions you may contact your child’s school nurse.