Attendance: If your child will not be in school, please call the Health Office or Guidance Office as soon as possible. You may leave a message in either office. Please do not have your child call themselves in sick. Any school absence will be illegal if there is not a phone call and a written note from a parent or guardian. 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 (Absence Excuse/Late Arrival/Early Dismissal)
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. A form is sent home in August with schedules if you would like your child to be able to receive tylenol, antibacterial ointment, caladryl or a throat lozenge in school. 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 for 24 hours before they return to school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Ashley Cross, RN
MS/HS Health Office
Direct Phone (716) 965-6518