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CORTLAND JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL NURSES OFFICE

 

 
 

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

 

SENIOR HIGH: Vickie Myers, RN…758-4194

 

 

ABSENCES

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


MEDICATION

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

 

 

 

ACCIDENTS / INJURIES
 

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.


 

IMMUNIZATIONS 

New York State Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule

Your child must meet the minimum requirements for school entrance for grades 7 through 12:  (your child may have more than the minimum)             
           Please note:  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 7-10 of IPV/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 11-12 of IPV/OPV.   
 

*Two doses of MMR. 

*Three doses of Hepatitis B.  

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

*Two doses for Grade 7-10 of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or doctor documented (date & signature) proof of disease.   
  One dose for Grades 11-12 of Varicella vaccine or doctor documented proof of disease.

*One dose for Grade 7-9 of Meningococcal (MenACWY)                                                                                                                          
 *Two doses for Grade 12 of Meningococcal (MenACWY).  Second dose must have been administered after age 16.  One dose if the 
   dose was received 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. 


    
 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

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 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11

*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 received a physical exam with their private medical provider within 12 months prior to the start of school, please submit a copy to the school nurse.
If we do not receive a completed health form from your private medical provider, your child will be added to the group of school exams beginning November 8th for the 2017-2018 school year, November 5th for the 2018-2019 school year. 
If your child will be receiving a physical exam with their private medical provider, and the appointment is scheduled beyond the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office of the date. 

 

Cortland City School District Physical Exam Form
 

2018-2019 EXAMINATION DATES
SCHOOL PHYSICALS ARE OFFERED WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 8:30-11:30.
PLEASE SEE THE SCHOOL NURSE TO SIGN UP



 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, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.  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 2017-2018 school year. 

            ***If you do not wish for your child's data to be included in this survey (no personal identifications),                             
                  please contact the school nurse by: December 1, 2017
   


DENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE

New York State is requesting a Dental Health Certificate on all new entrants and students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

 

SCREENINGS

New York State Education Law requires:

*Hearing screening to be performed annually to students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, and all new entrants.

*Vision screening to be performed annually to students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, and all new entrants.

*Scoliosis screening to be performed annually to girls in grades 5 and 7, boys in grade 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.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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 should not come to school until seen, diagnosed and treated by their personal physician.

  

HEALTH LINKS

 
Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov 

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org 

US Department of Health and Human Services
www.healthfinder.gov
 The National Pediculosis Association
www.headlice.org
 American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org

The Merck Manuals
merck.com/pubs/ 

 Prescription Medication Guide
www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp 
 American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org 
 The American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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.


QUICK LINKS

OUR SCHOOLS






Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-4100

www.cortlandschools.org


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