Denise Kowalski, RN
(518)587-7070 ext 210
New York State Immunization Guidelines
NYS now requires the Meningoccal Immunization for 7th and 12th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year.
Parent Notification of NYS Law Requiring Attestation for Independent Carry and Use Of Emergency Medications
New York State law, Article 19, now allows students with respiratory conditions, allergies, and/or diabetes the right to independently carry and use their inhaled respiratory rescue medications; epinephrine auto-injectors; and insulin, glucagon, and related diabetes supplies if the following is provided to the school:
Written permission from the parent/guardian; and written provider order with an attestation stating both the diagnosis, and that the student has demonstrated they can effectively administer the medication(s). Independent carry and use of medications means that your child will take their own medicine without any help. The school will not know if your child takes his/her medicine. If you want your child to independently carry and use a medication listed above during the school day or at school sponsored events, you will need to ask their health care provider to put in writing (attest), that they have watched your child use the medication correctly. We may ask you to have your provider write another order with the required information if it is not on the medication order you bring to school.
If your child has signed up for a sport:
the student must have a current (within the last 12 months) physical exam on file in the nurse’s office, prior to the first practice. This physical must be completed by a NYS physician, physician’s assistance or a nurse practitioner.
A pre-participation/interval athletic form is also required unless a physical exam was done within 30 days of the start of the sport season. You may download and print the form below:
Any student who fails to provide necessary documentation and completion of all health requirements will not be granted clearance to play.
FORMS & INFORMATION
Pre-Participation/ Interval Athletic Health History (AKA 30-day health update form)