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From the Nurse's Office

The Board of Education recognizes that good student health is vital to successful student learning by promoting quality health services.

The Nurse's Office is available to parents and students during school hours. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Gherardi at (631) 324-0144 extension 107, or via email at: dgherardi@springsschool.org, or Fax: (631) 324-1374.

 

PHYSICALS:

Required physicals for certain grades:

New York state requires that all students entering grades pre-K, K, 2, 4 and 7 have an updated
physical on file in the nurse’s office. If your student has had a physical at their doctor, it is important
that a copy of that physical is given to the nurse. A physical dated not more than 12 months prior to the
beginning of the school year in which the examination is required fulfills the requirement. For example, for 
the 2017-2018 school year, any physical conducted after September 6, 2016 is valid. Forms may be obtained from the link below or in the Nurse's office.

 

Physical forms for Grades Pre-K through 6th

 

NEW STUDENTS:

New York State requires that all students new to Springs UFSD must have an updated physical and immunization record on file in the nurse’s office. Please forward a copy of the physical and immunizations to the school nurse.

 

SCHOOL SPORTS:


All students playing a school sport, must have a current sports physical on file in the nurse’s office plus
additional paperwork for playing sports. Also if your student uses any medication such as an inhaler,
epipen, etc., the proper paper work for using the medication in school must also be on file in the nurse’s
office. The medication permission slip must be signed by both the parent and the doctor. Also certain
students who have specific medical problems must have clearance from their specialists. This includes,
but not limited to, cardiac problems, kidney problems, chronic disease such as cystic fibrosis, etc. No
green card will be issued unless all paperwork is completed and in the nurse’s office.

Sports physicals are done at school in June for incoming 7th and 8th grade students at no cost to the student. Please check with the nurse's office to obtain the dates of the spring physicals. Forms may be obtained from the link below or in the Nurse's office.

 

Sports Physical Form Packet for Grades 7 & 8

 

DENTAL FORMS:

Every student is encouraged to visit the dentist. Forms for dental visits can be obtained from the link below or in the Nurse's office. Please send completed form in to the nurse.

  

Dental Certificate 


MEDICATION:

For a student to take medication at school, the proper paperwork must be on file in the nurse’s office.
This paperwork must be completed by the parent and signed, and then signed by the doctor. All
medication must be brought to school by an adult unless the student has permission to carry his/her
medication. (For a student to carry medication in school, the proper paperwork must be on file in the
nurse’s office signed by the parent and doctor.) Controlled substances such as medication for ADHD,
cannot be carried by any student and must be brought into the nurse’s office by a parent.

All over
thecounter medication must be in the original container with the students name on the bottle.
All prescription medications must have the pharmacy label affixed to the bottle with the student’s
name, the name of the medication, the strength of the medication, how it is to be taken and the
prescriber’s name. This includes medication that students are allowed to self
administer. Remember
students are only allowed to carry medication if the proper paper work is on file in the nurse’s office.
The parent and doctor must sign off stating that the student has permission to self
administer his/her
medication.

 

Medication Form

 

SCREENINGS:

Hearing, vision and scoliosis screening is required by the state of New York to be done for students in pre-K through 8th grades and all new students to the district. If your child fails either the vision, hearing or scoliosis screening
completed at school, paperwork will be sent home.

Please take your child to the doctor to see if there is a problem and return the paperwork to the school nurse. For hearing problems, a visit to the child’s regular doctor would be the first step; that doctor may refer your child to a specialist. Vision problems will require a visit to an ophthalmologist or optometrist. If help is needed, please contact your school nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse's office at 631-324-0144 or email dgherardi@springsschool.org or tgurney@springsschool.org.

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:
At the beginning of each school year, paperwork containing emergency information is sent home to be verified by parents. Please make sure that this information is current. If there are any changes, please keep the school informed. Changes in address and telephone numbers should be given to the main office.

 

IMMUNIZATIONS:
NYS Public Health Law mandates that schools shall not permit a child to attend unless the parent
provides the school with a signed certificate of immunization completion or a letter from the healthcare
provider stating the student is In the process of receiving the mandated immunizations. The letter must
state the scheduled appointment date for all missing immunizations and be signed by the healthcare
provider. A list of the NYS immunization requirements for school entrance/attendance can be found below.

 Immunization Requirements

 

FORMS:


All forms needed for physicals, medications, dental exams can be found to the left.

 
The following forms must be completed yearly and returned to the school nurse:

 

·         Medication administration form, if medication is needed during school time

·         Dental health certificate

·         Refusal for BMI information to be used (this information is confidential; your child’s name is not associated with any data; only numbers are submitted.)