Medical Room is staffed full time by Mrs. Eileen Shimkus, RN
Guidelines to Stay Home
NYS is considering changing the grade levels for required physicals for September. As soon as I find out, I will send home paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year.
Parents, here are some immunization requirements for the 2017-2018 school year:
Kindergarten- 2 doses of MMR and Varicella, a dose of Polio at age 4 or older
Grade 6- a Tdap vaccine for all incoming 6 graders who are 11. If your child is not yet 11, this must be given when he or she turns 11.
Grade 7 and 8- All students entering grade 7 and 8 must have the Meningococcal vaccine. This became a requirement in September 2016.
Please try to make your appointments early with your doctor. The above immunizations must be done for the start of school in September. In the past, the doctors' offices have been quite busy and parents have had a difficult time. Please be in touch with your doctor if your child needs immunizations and it is not time for a physical. The immunizations must still be received.
If your child will be out of school, please call us and let us know the reason for the absence and send a note when they return to school.
Children must be fever and gastric upset free for 24 hours without the use of medication before they may return to school.
If your child has been put on an antibiotic, they must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
If you are unsure about sending them to school, please refer to the guidelines above.
If your child needs to be excused from gym,, a doctor's note is required.
If your child is out of gym, they are also out of recess and school physical activities.
A doctor's note is required to return to all activities.
A reminder about medications. No child may carry medication with them without our knowledge and a doctor's order and parental permission.
All medications- over the counter and prescription - require a yearly doctor's order. The medication must be in its original container and brought in by an adult. These are the NYS guidelines for medication administration. Without a written prescription from the doctor and permission from the parent, medicine will not be administered.
The Diocese of Rockville Center requires all volunteers be Virtus trained. If you wish to help at school in any capacity, you must take this required course. It is offered throughout the Diocese at many different locations.
Please check www.virtus.org for a time and location convenient for you.
Just a reminder about school lunches. Please NO snacks containing any type of nuts or seeds. Peanut butter and jelly is allowed. We have nut free tables at lunch time for the safety of our nut allergy students.
Please try to send in healthy lunches for your child. We try to encourage healthy eating here at school. Some snack ideas are above. Please avoid the nut containing snacks for school.
If your child has any type of documented allergy, please let me know.
As always, please call with any questions or concerns.