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School Nurse

Hello, my name is Nurse Jessica.
I am the School Nurse at Margetts Elementary. It is my goal to help keep our students healthy and safe. 
Please read the following important health information below to learn how you can help us maintain a healthy learning environment for your child.

Important Health Office Information
  • Physical Examinations are required to be submitted for any new entrants, students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 3 for the 2022-2023 school year. 
  • NYS requires ALL students to be fully immunized. If your child is missing any immunizations a letter will be sent home including vaccine(s) they are missing and when they are due.  If proof of immunization is not provided in a timely manner we will be required to take further action.  

If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they should stay home and the parent should call the Health Office for further guidance:

  •  Fever of 100 degrees or more
  •  Chills
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Cough
  •  Body Aches 
  •  Sore Throat 
  •  Vomiting 
  •  Diarrhea

    A student with influenza must remain out of school until the student is afebrile for 24 hours and all symptoms have resolved.  Flu symptoms include stuffy nose, cough, fever, stomach and/or body aches, loss of appetite and lack of energy.  If your child returns to school with influenza symptoms or temperature, the school nurse will notify you that your child must go home and remain home until the symptoms are resolved.   Students with confirmed influenza usually need to be home 5 - 7 days.
     **Please be sure your contact information and emergency contact information is up to date in the event that there is a health issue with your child. 
      Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or changes in your child's health.
      Thank you and stay healthy!
      Jessica Valente, RN
     Margetts Elementary Health Office
     845-577-6190 Option 3
     845-577-6421 Fax
     Remind app: Nurse Jessica