Health Resources

Sherri Lee, RN
School Nurse
Tel:  845.355.5175
Fax: 845.355.5179

All medical forms submitted must be ORIGINALS, signed and dated by the physician. Faxes may be received from Physicians.

BMI Opt Out

Minisink Valley Central School District has been selected to report student Weight Status Category(BMI) information for the 2014-2015 school year.  We will be using data from grades 1, 3, 5, 8 and 11 that were submitted the previous school year when those students were in grades K, 2, 4, 7, & 10. 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, please use the link to print out the opt-out form, and then print and sign your name below and return this form by January 5, 2015 to your building nurse.

BMI OPT-OUT FORM

Annual Requirements

  • Summer Health History
  • Medical Updates
  • Emergency Contact Update
  • Current Physical Exam - 10th Grade and new entrants

Immunizations

NYS law for school entrance and attendance requires proof of immunizations and/or immunity.  This includes: diphtheria toxoid (DTaP, DTP); polio (IPV, OPV); measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); hepatitis B; and varicella.  Proof of immunization and/or immunity must be provided by a licensed health practitioner.

Medical Examinations

NYS law requires that all students enrolled in grades 2, 4, 7, and 10, as well as new entrants must have a medical examination performed by a private or school physician.

Health Exam Form

The MVCSD school medical examination consists of weighing and measuring, observation of general health, examination of nose, throat, skin, teeth, glands, muscles, joints, testes, groin, abdomen, spine, posture, heart, and lungs.  The school nurse is present during examinations and will promptly advise parents of any potential problems discovered in this examination.

School Physical Permission Form

Medications

Must have physician's orders for medication to be dispensed at school, for both prescription and OTC (over the counter) medications.  School law requires the following:

  • Medication Form
  • Name of medicine
  • Reason for giving
  • Dosage
  • Time
  • Number of days to be dispensed
  • The medicine must have a professional label.
  • It must be brought to the Health Office / School Nurse by an adult.  Under no circumstances is a child to bring medicine to school.
  • The parent or guardian must submit a written request to the school nurse to dispense the medicine as directed.
  • The medication will be destroyed seven days after the final dosage is required.  The unused medication may be picked up by a parent/guardian within this period.
  • All medications that are not picked up at the end of the school year will be destroyed.

Athletics

All student athletes must have a current physical, a health history form and a permission slip completed for designated sport BEFORE try-outs begin. Click here for the Sports Permission Slip and Health History Form.

Physical Education

Students must have a note from a physician in order to be excused from physical education class. Note must include medical reason for excuse. In addition, a physician's note is also required clearing the student to resume class.

School Health Guidelines

  • Students should be temperature free for 24-hours before returning to school after an illness.
  • Students should have completed a 24-hour antibiotic cycle before returning to school.
  • Contact the health office with any information about exposure to communicable disease and/or health problems

Screening Guidelines

Please click the following link for information regarding New York State's mandated health screening guidelines.  

NYS Mandated Health Screening Guidelines