Medical Office
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                 Healthy Snack

Guidelines to Stay Home 

All new students , students in kindergarten, grades 2, 4, and 7 require a current physical. 
Student athletes must have a physical every year. They are also required to have a health history filled out by a parent each season.

Physicals are good for one year.
The health paperwork for next year has been sent home. Please check your child's backpack if you have not seen it yet.

Medication orders must be renewed each year. All medications require a prescription from the doctor and written permission from the parent. Medication must be brought in by a parent in its original container. This also includes over the counter medications. 

Parents, here are  immunization requirements for the 2017-2018 school year:

Kindergarten-  2 doses of MMR and Varicella, a dose of Polio at age 4 or older. A dose of DTap must also be given 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.
 2 doses of Varicella and a Polio booster at age 4 or older are also required.

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. 

NYS does not allow philosophical exemptions. All students must be immunized. 
Please send in an updated immunization record after your child receives their shots. 
If there is going to be delay for any reason, a note from your doctor is required.
If your child has been put on an antibiotic, they must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

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.

 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 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. If you are sending in birthday treats for your child, please make sure they are nut free. There may not be allergies in their class but in other grades.

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.

As always, please call with any questions or concerns.