• Nurse's Office

    Patricia Kessaris, R.N.

    (845) 577-6212

    Fax (845) 577-6256

     
    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.