• Attendance:  If your child will not be in school, please call the Health Office or email Mrs. Cross at across@forestville.com as soon as possible.  You may leave a message.  Please do not have your child call themselves in sick.  Any school absence will be considered illegal if there is not a phone call and/ or a written note from a parent or guardian or doctor's office. A late arrival to school, or an early dismissal also requries a written note, not just a phone call. If your child will be out of school for more than a day, you may call the Main Office for homework.  Please use the attached form: Attendance Forms.The forms are also available in the main office, when you drop off or pick up your child. 
    Physicals:  Every student in the 7th, 9th, and 11th grades, along with all new students must have a physical.  The school physician comes in several times a year to perform these physicals.   If you do not want a physical done in school, one will be accepted from your own personal physician, but must be completed on the required NYS School Health Exam Form.
    Sports Physicals:  Every student who participates in a sport must have a physical done within a year from the day practice begins.  The school physician will also perform these in school, if one isn't provided by your personal physician.
    Medications:  If your child needs to take medicine in school, your physician must fill out and sign a medication sheet.  The medication, dose, frequency, start and end dates must be included.  If your child uses an inhaler and has been instructed to be able to carry that inhaler with them, a second form stating that, should also be included. If you would like your child to be able to receive tylenol, antibacterial ointment, caladryl or a throat lozenge in school, please fill out and sign the Health Office Medications form that will be sent home in a packet. The school physician will sign the form as long as a parent or guardian has signed it.   
    Illness:     As much as we like children to be in school, please do not send them to school sick.  If your child has had a fever, they should be without a fever, diarrhea, or has vomited, they can't return to school until they have been symptom free for greater than 24 hours. 
    Covid: If your child tests postive for Covid, please call Mrs. Cross right away to review the current CDC/Health Dept. regulations. Current guidelines (8/31/23) recommend that if you test positive for Covid, you stay home for 5 days after your first day of symptoms. These regulations are subject to change. For info on current CDC recommendations, go to https://www.cdc.ogv/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html 
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
    Ashley Cross, RN
    MS/HS Health Office
    Direct Phone (716) 965-6518