Health Services

Health office phone number: (516) 294-9780 PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS 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 attendance: • 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 months. • One dose of live rubella vaccine administered after the age of 12 months and • 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. MEDICATION 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. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 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). ACCIDENTS 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.