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Health Resources

Megan Mead, RN
email: mmead@minisink.com

Heather Post, LPN
email: hpost@minisink.com

School Nurses Office
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.

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.

Immunizations

Effective September 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health revised the regulations for ALL INCOMING 7TH and 12TH GRADE STUDENTS to require the meningitis vaccine (two doses required before grade 12). Please be aware of the following requirements for ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (GRADES 9-12):

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP/DTP): 3 dose
  • Polio Vaccine (IPV/OPV):  3-4 doses (See your doctor for individual dosing requirements.)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR): 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B: 3 doses
  • Tdap: 1 dose
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): 1 dose
  • Meningitis: Two doses before grade 12

Proof of immunization/immunity includes a vaccination record or a signed letter by your physician.

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

Students must have a 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.

New York State allows only asthma inhalers, diabetic supplies, and Epinephrine Auto-injector's to be carried with students in school.  The following form must be submitted to the nurse prior to bringing in any medication.  

 

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

Child Abuse Hotline Notification

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/