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    Nurse's Office 

    Michelle Dymond, R.N.
    457-2400 ext. 11700

    michelle.dymond@vcsdny.org
     
     

    Medication in School
     
    Medication can be administered to a student during school hours with the proper written documentation. These forms are available in the Health Office.
            
    A written order by your private medical provider must include the following: Name of the student, diagnosis, name of the medication, dosage, time of day, route, and the length of time to be given.  A written request by the parent is also needed.  This is for prescription medication as well as any over the counter medication.
     
    The medication in its original container with all of the above information as well as the above documents MUST be brought to the Health Office by a parent/guardian or another designated adult.  *For safety reasons children are not permitted to carry medication to or from school.
     
    *If your child needs to self carry emergency medications (Asthma inhaler or Epi-pen) documentation from your private provider is still required.  It must state that the child is permitted to carry and self administer the medication.  However, the school nurse will make an assessment as to whether your child understands when and how to use the medication.  It is recommended that a spare be kept in the Health Office in the event that the child forgets to take the medication with him/her as he moves about the building. 

     
    Physicals  
    Physicals are due by September 30th. If desired, your child's physical can be done in school.
     
    Physicals are required for new entrants, kindergarten, grades 2 and 4.
    Vision screening will be performed on the following: new entrants, grades 1, 2, 3, 5 and any child who appears to have vision difficulties.
    Hearing screenings will be performed on the following: new entrants, grades 1, 3, 5 and any child who appears to be having difficulty hearing. 
     Students in grade 5 will be screened for scoliosis.
    You will be notified if any screening results require follow-up by child's medical provider. 
     Health Office Forms:  If unable to access, please email the nurse to email a request, or call (845) 457-2400 ext. 11700, for alternate format be provided to you. 
     
    Please let the health office know if your child is absent due to a cold, strep throat, flu or any other contagious illness.
     
    Gym excuses should be submitted to the health office. Copies will then be distributed to the classroom, PE & recess staff.
     
    We should be notified of any change in your child's status, i.e. a new medication, change in medication, new diagnosis, allergies, etc.
     
    If you think your child is prone to spills, or urine accidents, feel free to leave a change of clothing in the health office. Please label the bag with the child's name & teacher.
     
    Have your child dress weather appropriate.
     
    A  balanced breakfast is a key to a good day. Please encourage healthy eating & limit sugary snacks/drinks.
     
    Children with a fever need to be fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin, etc.).
     
     If your child is ill please keep him/her home. This will expedite recovery & limit transmission to others.

    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

     
     
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