As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. If our school is selected to be part of the survey, we will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report. If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year notify the School Nurse by February 5th.
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