Health office phone number: (516) 294-9780
All new students to school and those entering N, Pre-K, K, first, third
and seventh grades must receive a physical examination by a physician of
their family's choice or by the school physician. The school nurse
conducts screening examinations for hearing, vision and scoliosis, which
are mandated by state law. The school nurse does not provide medical
treatment in any situation other than first aid and emergencies.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Under section 2164 of the New York State Public Health Law, all children
attending a school, a day care center, or any pre-school program must
be immunized against diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and
haemophilus influenza B. Minimum immunizations required for school
• Three doses of diphtheria toxoid.
• Three doses of OPV (or, as an alternative four doses of IPV or three
doses of EIPV).
• Two doses of live measles vaccine, the first administered after the
age of 12 months of age and the second after 15 months of age
(the second dose is for children born on or after 1/1/85 entering
Kindergarten, ALL others one dose).
• One dose of live mumps vaccine administered after the age of 12
• One dose of live rubella vaccine administered after the age of 12
• One dose of HbCV (for N and Pre-K only).
• 3 HIB (or 1 HIB if administered on or after 15 months of age) for
Nursery and Pre-K only.
If your child needs medication during school hours, please follow the
Required Procedures listed below:
1. A. Submit a written order from a licensed prescriber.
B. Submit a written statement from the parent or guardian requesting
administration of the medication in school.
2. The parent or guardian must assume the responsibility to have the
medication delivered directly to the Health Office in the labeled
original container and picked up at the end of treatment.
Please do not give your children medication to take on their own, or
carry with them.
In order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and to insure
rapid recovery with a minimum of after effects, children should be kept
out of school when they have the following symptoms: sneezing, headache,
fever, chills, coughing, enlarged glands, red or discharging eyes, sore
throat, skin disease.
Children who are ill with any communicable disease may be excluded from
school, and may be required to bring a doctor's certificate on return.
Whenever possible, the school will notify parents of known exposure of
their child to a communicable disease. If your child is diagnosed with a
communicable disease, please notify the health office (294-9780).
If a child becomes ill or meets with an accident during the school day,
every attempt will be made to contact the parents. The health office is
required to have on file the home telephone number, the name and
telephone number of the child's physician, and two persons to be called
in the event of such an emergency.
Health and welfare services, which include speech therapy, psychological
evaluation, bus transportation and home tutoring, are provided by the
school district at our request with the approval of the parents.
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The Diocese of Rockville Centre provides Student Accident Insurance
underwritten by the Insurance Company of North America. This coverage is
for accidents only. The insurance is compulsory for students attending a
Catholic School in the Diocese. Cost is approximately $3.50 per child.