• Is it a cold, the flu, or allergies?

    Is it a cold, the flu, or allergies?

    Use this table to check your child’s symptoms. If you can identify
    the problem, it can be easier to help your child get relief.

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  • ¿Es un resfriado, una gripe o alergias?

    ¿Es un resfriado, una gripe o alergias?

    Utilice esta tabla para comprobar los síntomas de su hijo(a). Si puede
    identificar el problema, será más fácil conseguir alivio para su hijo(a).

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  • Cold Weather Precautions

     Cold Weather Precautions

     

    Dear Parents/ Guardians:

    At this time of year, it is a good idea to talk with your children about cold weather safety. Extra care is needed especially in younger children to be sure that frostbite does not occur.

    • Make sure all children including teenagers have appropriate outerwear every day. Warm jackets, hats, scarves, boots, and an extra pair of gloves in their pockets will protect them during extremely cold temperatures.

    • Develop an emergency plan and review it with your children in case you are not home either before or after scho If a bus is delayed, they need to know where, when, and how to get help. Tell your child that if you are not home while they are waiting outside for the bus, how long they may wait outside, where to go in the event the bus is  delayed, and what the dangers and risks of extreme weather are.

     

    Advise your child to ask for help if they have:

    • Wet clothing boots or gloves, snow or ice next to bare skin which cannot be removed.

    • Pain or numbness or burning anywhere on their skin (especially hands, feet, ears, or nose).

     

    Teach your child:

    • When to ask for help.
    • Where to find safe shelter in an emergency
    • Who the designated adult is to go to in your neighborhood if the bus does not show.
    • How to protect themselves with proper winter clothing.

     

    Patricia Kessaris, R.N.

    Pomona Middle School Nurse

    101 Pomona Rd.

    Suffern, N.Y. 10901

    p 845-577-6212

    f 845-577-6245

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  • Precauciones para el clima frío

    Precauciones para el clima frío

     

    Estimados padres/tutores:

    En esta época del año, es una buena idea hablar con sus hijos sobre la seguridad en climas fríos. Se necesita un cuidado especial, especialmente en los niños más pequeños, para asegurarse de que no se produzcan congelaciones.

    • Asegúrese de que todos los niños, incluidos los adolescentes, tengan ropa de abrigo adecuada todos los días. Las chaquetas abrigadas, sombreros, bufandas, botas y un par de guantes extra en los bolsillos los protegerán durante las temperaturas extremadamente frías.

    • Desarrolle un plan de emergencia y revíselo con sus hijos en caso de que no esté en casa antes o después de la escuela. Si un autobús se retrasa, necesitan saber dónde, cuándo y cómo obtener ayuda. Dígale a su hijo que si no está en casa mientras esperan afuera el autobús, cuánto tiempo pueden esperar afuera, a dónde ir en caso de que el autobús se retrase y cuáles son los peligros y riesgos del clima extremo.

     

    Aconseje a su hijo que pida ayuda si tiene:

    • Ropa mojada, botas o guantes, nieve o hielo junto a la piel desnuda que no se puede quitar.

    • Dolor, entumecimiento o ardor en cualquier parte de la piel (especialmente manos, pies, orejas o nariz).

     

    Enséñele a su hijo:

    • Cuándo pedir ayuda.
    • Dónde encontrar refugio seguro en una emergencia
    • Quién es el adulto designado para acudir en su vecindario si el autobús no se presenta.
    • Cómo protegerse con ropa de invierno adecuada.

     

     

    Patricia Kessaris, RN

    Enfermera de la escuela secundaria de Pomona

    101 Pomona Rd.

    Suffern, Nueva York 10901

    Teléfono 845-577-6212

    f 845-577-6245

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  • Meningococcal Vaccine

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  • Back-to-School Family Checklist

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  • What are Seasonal Allergies?

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  • Rockland County Isolation and Quarantine Guidance as of 1-5-2022

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  • ERCSD 2021 - 2022 COVID-19 Guidelines for Staying Home

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  • Vaccination Requirements English

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  • ERCSD Fever Protocol

    Students that present with temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not remain in school. Students may return to school when they remain afebrile (without temperature or temperature below 99 degress) for 24 hours.  In other words, if a student is sent home with a temperature on Monday, the earliest the student may return is Wednesday provided that the student is afebrile on Tuesday. 
     
    Those students with influenza must remain out of school for 7 days from the first sign of the flu symptoms. Students may not return to school earlier than 7 days even if a physician's note is provided.  In other words, if the student begins to feel ill on Monday the student may return to school the following Monday provided the student has been afebrile for 24 hours prior to the return.  This recommendation is from the Rockland County Department of Health and our school district.
     
    Let us work together to STOP the spread of illness in our school !!!
     
    Vaccinations

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

     New York State requires all students have all their mandated vaccinations up-to-date for school attendance. The Rockland County Department of Health Immunization clinics  have immunizations free of charge for school aged children Wednesdays 8:45 AM-11:00 AM.  For an appointment, please call (845)364-2497 *(845)364-2519*(845)364-2520. 
     
    New York State mandates documentation of immunizations in October.
     
     In addition, all 7th grade students need Physical exams. This can be done by the child's private physician or will be performed by the school physician.
     
    All completed dental certificates need to be handed in to the nurse's office.
     
    The New York State Department of Education requires all medications in school must be reported to the school. 
    Medication should be given during school hours only if a schedule cannot be worked out whereby medications can be given at home. All requests must be accompanied by the physcian's and parents'/guardians' signature.
     
    School personnel are aware under certain circumstances it may be absolutely necessary for a student to take medication during school hours. The school nurse may administer medication that is ordered by a physician. Permission in writing from the parent/guardian must be submitted (see attached form)  so that such medications may be administered to the student.
     
    ALL MEDICATION MUST BE PROPERLY LABELED BY THE PHARMACIST AND NEEDS TO  INCLUDE THE STUDENT'S NAME, NAME OF DRUG, DOSAGE, TIME OF ADMINISTRATION AND DATE.
     
    IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT/GUARDIAN TO DELIVER ALL MEDICATIONS TO THE SCHOOL NURSE. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING THEIR OWN MEDICATION TO SCHOOL.
     
    Medication should be given during school hours only if a schedule cannot be worked out whereby medications can be given at home. All requests must be accompanied by the physcian's and parents'/guardians' signature. Please see attached forms.
     
    Month

    Event

    SEPTEMBER

    Fall sports sign-up, emergency cards, immunizations, and current medication orders are due.

    OCTOBER

    Private physicals are due.

    NOVEMBER

    Winter sports sign-up.

    DECEMBER

    School physicals, updated immunizations are due.

    JANUARY

    School physicals, updated immunizations are due.

    FEBRUARY

    Spring sports sign-up.

    MARCH

    Schools physicals, updated immunizations are due.

    APRIL

    Updated immunizations are due.

    MAY

    Fall sports sign-up, updated immunizations are due.

    JUNE

    All physicals, screenings, and immunizations are due.

    JULY

    Health information may be mailed to school for September.

    AUGUST

    Ninth grade Fall sports to begin.