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  Health Services I Cortland Enlarged City School District
Cortland Enlarged City School District
1 Valley View Drive
Cortland NY 13045
607 758-4100


Barry Primary - Kim Rowland, RN and Jenna Bown, RN

  Smith Intermediate - Joanne Prezioso, RN

Randall Middle - Julie Neuman, RN

Junior High - Lorie Greenwood, RN

High School - Victoria Myers, RN

St. Mary's - 
Jenna Bown, RN





A liaison between home and school regarding health concerns:
Makes home visits
Takes health histories
Assesses long-term illnesses

Conducts health screening:
Vision - Hearing
Dental - Scoliosis
Height and Weight
Others as needs indicate

Acts as a liaison between home, school and community resources

Participates in Parent-Nurse conferences

Provides emergency first aid

Makes referrals to appropriate community resources

Provides information for community resources

Evaluates and assesses health needs:
Teacher - Parent - Student

Participates in professional conferences with community agencies

Provides information for community resources

Provides health counseling:
Chronic illness - Nutrition - Disease Prevention - Positive Lifestyles

Serves as a resource person for community agencies

Involves self with Parent groups

Implements and monitors students' compliance with state immunization laws

Is a member of the community interdisciplinary teams

Provides promotional activities for health care

Special education team member:
Health assessments
Interprets medical data
Individualized Educational Plan

Provides expertise as a liaison to community service organizations


Conducts health-related classroom presentations

Serves as liaison for recording and reporting child abuse to appropriate department of social services


Monitors communicable and nuisance diseases



Acts as a resource person for faculty and staff



 New York State Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule

 Immunization Q & A:  July 2019

In order to start kindergarten your child must meet the minimum (your child may have more than the minimum) requirements for school entrance:
*Four to five doses of DPT.
*Three to five doses of Polio (IPV/OPV).
*One dose of MMR and the second dose between the ages of four and six.
*Three doses of Hepatitis B.
*Two dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or doctor documented (date & signature) proof of disease. This requirement applies to all children born on or after January 1, 2000.
*Since September 1, 2007, all students born on or after January 1, 1994 AND entering 6th grade on or after September 1, 2007 are required to have a booster shot of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis).  *Since July, 2014, all students entering 6th grade are also required to have a booster shot of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or doctor documented (date & signature) proof of disease.

*The number of doses depends on the schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)




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.

Cortland City School District Physical Exam Form


  In April 2007 legislation passed requiring schools to include information on Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight status of students on individual health forms.   New York State Education law requires this information be completed by the student’s health care provider and submitted to the school by parents at school entry and in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10.


To be in compliance with the new regulation Cortland Enlarged City School District has updated our student health appraisal forms. Effective immediately health care providers will be asked to include the required information on the individual health forms that are maintained by the school district.   This does not require you to schedule any additional visits.   It will be collected at routinely scheduled appointments for your child.   For additional information please contact your school nurse or health care provider.

Attention Parents :


Each school year, Cortland Enlarged City School District may be randomly selected by the state to provide estimates of childhood obesity rates at the county level.   The information will be 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.
If you do not wish your child’s data (no personal identifications) to be included in this survey please contact the nurse’s office by December first of each school year.
Addendum:  Also to be included are the following health conditions:  Asthma, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, and Hypertension.  Please notify the nurse by December first of each school year  if you do not wish your child's health condition from their physical to be part of the survey for the state. 




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 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




New York State Education Law requires:

*Hearing screening to be performed annually to students in grades K,1, 3, 5, 7 and grade 10,

and to 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.




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 

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Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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