Pediculosis (head lice)
Pediculosis (or head lice) is not a fun thing for anyone to deal with but unfortunately anyone can catch it. Some preventive measures to keep in mind are:
1. Lice can not fly or jump and are often ONLY transmitted by direct head to head contact.
2. Think universal precautions, which means expect that everyone has it and avoid activities that may put you in direct contact with another students head. For example: 'selfie' pictures with friends, touching another persons head while hugging, sharing brushes, combs, hair ties or ear plugs/head phones.
For more preventative measure and more information on Pediculosis (head lice), along with ways to treat head lice please visit the following websites:
Staying Healthy Tips
Please review these important tips for helping to reduce the spread of germs:
1. Take 5 to Disinfect
Practice Healthy Habits to keep your immune system strong, like:
Flu Season is Here!!
Follow the provided link for information regarding school and the flu:
The next School physical will be on Thursday, January 5th, 2016
Please be aware that the protocol has changed for those who are getting their physicals done with their personal physician. In the past you were allowed to start a sport and get approved at a later time by Dr. Shambo as long as you had a recent physical. However, this will not be the case anymore! A player will not be able to start a sport until Dr. Shambo also clears him/her as our school physician. This will include reviewing the health history, addressing any possible concerns and listening to the student's heart.
Please notify the Nurse if you have any questions!
We must have a written excuse for all absences or lateness, regardless of the reason. Please write an excuse upon your child’s return to school. All students coming in late must check in with Mrs. Shambo to obtain a pink pass prior to going to their classroom.
Please send in a note for any bus change. If we do not have a note, your child will be placed on his/her regular bus and get off at his/her normal stop. If you need to make an emergency change, please do so by 1:00 p.m. Telephone calls, which cause many interruptions to classes, are strongly discouraged.
EARLY DISMISSAL (Doctor appointments, dentist appointments, etc.)
Please send in a note the day of the appointment and the time you wish to pick up your child. This makes staff and teachers aware they are leaving, and students will be ready to go. For last minute emergency changes, go to Mrs. Shambo's office to sign your child out.
For medications to be administered in school, they must come labeled in a pharmacy bottle with a note from the doctor stating it must be given during the school day, directions for administration and also a parent note requesting the school nurse to administer it. This also includes all over-the-counter medicines. Do not send full prescriptions (just enough for the duration). Medications must be brought in by a parent or a parent designee. Students are not allowed to carry medications on their person unless the proper paper work for self-directed/able to carry is filled out by a Doctor and is on file in the Nurse's office.
REQUIRED GRADE PHYSICALS
NYS & District policy requires school physicals for all new students as well as students in Kindergarten, grades 2, 4, 7, and 10. You may take your children to your own doctor, if desired. If you choose to do this, please notify the nurse at 688-4472, and she will send home the physical form or click HERE to download the form. There is no charge for physicals done at school by Dr. Shambo.
individualized Plans of Action for a medical condition in the school setting eg. Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes
Medication administration at school
Includes forms for sport participation
Guidelines for Parents of when to keep your child home sick