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JUNIOR HIGH: Lorie Greenwood, RN...758-4114


SENIOR HIGH: Kathleen Phalen, RN…758-4194




To report your child’s absence, PLEASE call the Attendance Office
Grades 7-12 …….758-4110 



New York State Education Law requires that any student who needs to take medication during the school day provide:

*A written order from the physician for prescription and non-prescription medications.

*Medication in a properly labeled (pharmacy or original) container.

*A written request from the parent for administration of the medication.

Cortland City School District Medical Permission Form

All medication must be stored in the Nurse’s Office





Any injury or accident that occurs on school premises should be reported to the nurse as soon as possible.  If it occurs during sports please report to the coach or trainer.  Accident reports should be filed as soon as possible after the incident.



New York State Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule

Your child must meet the minimum requirements for school entrance for grades 7 through 12:             
           Please note:  your child may have more than the minimum
                                intervals between doses of vaccine should be in accordance with the ACIP recommended immunization schedule
                                doses received before the minimum age or intervals are not valid and do not count toward the number of doses listed   

*Three doses of DPT.

*Four doses for Grade 7-8 of IPV or OPV.  Three doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older, and at least six months 
  after the second dose. 

*Three doses for Grades 9-12 of IPV or OPV.   

*Two doses of MMR. 

*Three doses of Hepatitis B.  

*One dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Booster (Tdap).

*Two doses for Grade 7-8 of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or doctor documented (date & signature) proof of disease.   
  One dose for Grades 9-12 of Varicella vaccine or doctor documented proof of disease.

*One dose for Grade 7 of Meningococcal                                                                                                                          
  Two doses for Grade 12 of Meningococcal.  One dose if the dose was reeived at 16 years of age or older.  

Note:  Serologic evidence is now acceptable for Polio (must include all three serotypes), as well as MMR, Hep B, and Varicella. 



New York State Education Law requires a physical exam of children when they:

*Enter a school district for the first time (including all Kindergarten students).

*Are in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

*Participate in interscholastic sports (required yearly).

*Need working papers.

*Are referred by/to the Committee of Special Education.

*Are deemed necessary by school authorities to determine a child's education program.

If your child has an appointment for a physical exam during this school year that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office with the date.
If we do not receive a completed health form from your doctor, your child will be added to the group of school exams beginning October 12th. 


Cortland City School District Physical Exam Form
Sports Pre-Participation Form

Concussion & Head Injury Information Sheet & Release Form
**Interval Health History Forms and White Cards must be obtained directly from school nurse. 




 Attention Parents: 

Each year school districts are randomly selected by the state to provide estimates of childhood obesity rates at the county level.  The information is taken from the health appraisals of students in grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 7, & 10.  Each student’s health examination is required to include Body Mass Index (BMI) and determination of weight status.
***Cortland Enlarged City School District has been selected for the 2015-2016 school year. 

      *** If you do not wish for your child's data to be included in this survey (no personal identifications), please contact the nurses office by:                      December 1, 2016


New York State is requesting a Dental Health Certificate on all new entrants and students in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10.



New York State Education Law requires:

*Hearing screening to be performed annually to students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and all new entrants.

*Vision screening to be performed annually to students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, and all new entrants.

*Scoliosis screening must be performed annually to all students in grades 5 thru 9.

Screenings will begin the second week of school.  A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up.



Please do not send a sick or injured child to school with the intention that they will be diagnosed and treated by the nurse. The school nurse is not a medical diagnostician.

Any child displaying the symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rashes, sore throat, ear pain, productive cough or wheezing, drainage from wounds, redness or drainage from eyes or active head lice should not come to school until seen, diagnosed and treated by their personal physician.



Center for Disease Control 

American Diabetes Association 

US Department of Health and Human Services
 The National Pediculosis Association
 American Lung Association

The Merck Manuals 

 Prescription Medication Guide 
 American Heart Association 
 The American Cancer Society 




All medication stored in the nurses office needs to be picked up at the end of the year. We are unable to store medication over the summer.



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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