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Mrs. Valerie Kingsley R. N. - K-12 Nurse
Telephone: (585) 243-1730 x2154
Fax: (585) 243-4267
Aurora Gilmore (LPN)
Please call the Attendance Office when your child is not going to be in school. For grades K-6 call (585) 243-1730 ext. 2146, for grades 7-12 call (585) 243-1730 ext. 2111. If you do not call to report your child's absence, the Attendance offices will call you to check on your child and make sure that they are safe with you. When your child returns to school, he or she is listed as illegally absent until we receive a written excuse from you. New York State requires a written excuse when your child returns to school.
The School Nurse is a valuable resource to the school and provides the following service in the Health Office:
New York State Education Law requires that students born on or after 1/1/94 and enrolled in grades 6-12 receive a booster immunization for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap). This requirement was added in 2007 due to a resurgence of pertussis (whooping cough).
Any accidents occurring during the day, whether in the school building or on school grounds must be reported immediately to the child's teacher, the school nurse or the elementary or MS/HS office. Any accident occurring during a school sponsored activity that takes place outside of school hours must be reported the next school day.
Any child who suffers a serious injury or illness during the summer must present a statement from his/her doctor stating that it is all right for him/her to participate in any physical activity, including free play.
Be sure to discuss with the teacher and school nurse any physical condition which might require special care or limited activity.
School nurses are prohibited by NYS Education law from dispensing medication to school children without specific, written authorization from parents and the primary health care provider. This applies to both prescription drugs and over the counter items.
If parents expect a medication to be dispensed to a child during school hours, the following requirements must be met:
The authorization described above is valid for the one school year only. It must be updated with the start of each new school year. Forms for Authorization for Administration of Medication in School are available on the Health Office Forms page. A medication authorization form is also required to be on file if a student self-carries/self-administers an emergency medication such as an inhaler for asthma. Not only is this NYS law, but it also keeps the school nurse informed of student's health concerns, allowing her to be of assistance in a health emergency. Parents of children who require special attention for medical reasons should discuss the condition with the school nurse as soon as possible after school starts.
Physicals and Dental Health Certificates
A current physical examination is required by New York State for students in Kindergarten and in Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. Physicals must be completed within one year prior to the first day of the school year. You can get the form on our school website, www.yorkcsd.org under Health Office Forms, or you can use the one provided by your physician..
A law went into effect on September 1, 2008, requesting parents/guardians to provide the school with a dental health certificate. We are now recommending that your child have a dental examination in addition to their physical examination . The dental certificate form is also available on our school website, www.yorkcsd.org under Health Office Forms, for your convenience. You may take it to your child’s dentist and once it is completed, it should be returned to the Health Office to be filed in your child’s health record. Your dentist may fax the certificate to us as well. Our fax number is (585) 243-4267.