CORTLAND JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL NURSES OFFICE
JUNIOR HIGH: Melody Scanlon, RN...758-4114
SENIOR HIGH: Vickie Myers, RN…758-4194
Grades 7-12 …….758-4110
PLEASE call the Attendance Office to report your child’s absence
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.
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 7-11 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.
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 7th for the 2021-2022 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
2022-2023 EXAMINATION DATES
SCHOOL PHYSICALS ARE OFFERED MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 8:00-11:00.
PLEASE SEE THE SCHOOL NURSE TO SIGN UP
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.
***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, 2022
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.
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.
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.