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

 
 BUILDING - NURSES

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
 

THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE

Home

School

Community

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

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

 New York State Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule

2020-2021 School Year NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

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 or four 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)

Starting in grade 7, all students are required to have one dose of the Meningitis vaccine.  Grade 12, all students are required to have two doses (or 1 if after the age of 16) of the Meningitis vaccine.  

 

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

*Participate in interscholastic sports (required yearly). *Extended by 1 year for the 2020-21 school year for Fall Sports ONLY. 

*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

 

DENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE  

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

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

 

SCREENINGS

New York State Education Law requires:

*Hearing screening to be performed annually to students in grades K,1, 3, 5, 7 and grade 11,

and to all new entrants.

*Vision screening to be performed annually to students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and all new entrants.

*Scoliosis screening must be performed annually to all students in grades 5 and 7 (girls only) and grade 9 (boys only).

**Please note: NYS has waived all screening requirements at this time due to COVID-19.  

 

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 or active head lice 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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OUR SCHOOLS






Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

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

www.cortlandschools.org


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