note the following New York State regulations regarding the
dispensing of medication to school children. This procedure must be
will be no exceptions.
The nurse must have on file a written and signed request from the
physician in which he/she indicates
the frequency and dosage of a prescribed medication.
The nurse must have on file a written request from the parent to
administer the medication as specified
by the family physician.
The medication must be delivered to the school nurse by the parent
or authorized adult.
No medication should be sent to the school nurse by the child. The
a single dose or multiple doses is a real danger. Every year there
are a number of
cases of severe drug reaction reported as a result of this hazard.
medications require a written and signed request form from the
physician and parent
and must be in the original manufacturers container/package with the
student’s name affixed
to the container.
A. If students have been absent from school for 5 or more consecutive days.
Any operations, hospitalizations, special treatments or procedures.
Any contagious diseases (like conjunctivitis-pinkeye or strept) need the diagnosis,
treatment and release date to return to school.
broken bones, sprains, etc. need diagnosis and release date for
and school recess.
Any medical problems developed during the school year for your
including eye glasses.
note is necessary so we can assess your child’s needs while in
school. We need information as to the activity level recommended for
the specific injury sustained or treatment given. If the doctor
releases your child from gym, sports, and there is no return to
activity date, the only
way he/she can resume gym/recess or sports is by another follow-up
note from the doctor. Not participating in gym/sports also means NO
recess. This is a school district policy. No exceptions will be
a student is ill or sent home with a fever, he/she must be free from
fever (below 100◦) for 24 hours before returning to school. If
they are sent home due to vomiting, they also need 24 hours before
returning to school. No exceptions will be made.
be aware that if your child comes to school with any of the following
listed items WITHOUT
A DOCTOR/DENTIST NOTE,
he or she will not be allowed to participate in gym/sports or go
outside for recess until one is received. Until then, we will use
our judgment and restrict their activity for up to 3 days as per
school district policy or until a note is received.
– air or plaster braces of any kind
bandaging of any kind eye patches
we are responsible for the safety and physical well-being of the
students while they are in school. Parental cooperation with this
policy is essential to enable us to do our job in caring for your
children. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to
your child is absent from school for any reason, school policy
dictates you notify the nurses office. If you are planning a long
term absence (Ex: vacation or pre-planned event), you must advise
the nurses office in advance. Failure to notify the nurse’s office
will result in a daily phone call regarding your child’s
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