Virginia M. Smith
Grades 3YP - 3rd
Phone: 315-689-8540 x 4010
Call x 4010 if you have a question
for the nurse covering grades Pre-K (3YP) through 3.
Hearing and vision screenings
The health office will be doing vision and hearing screens in the next few months. The nurse has to do them on all grade levels but 2nd if they didn’t have one done at the doctor. Kindergarten students don't need them if they were done last year.
WHEN TO KEEP A CHILD HOME WITH ILLNESS
It can be hard to know when to send children to school if they tell you that they do not feel well. Usually, the best place for them is in school, but there are some times when keeping them home to rest or call for an appointment with your health care provider is recommended.
It is a good idea to keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:
It is advised that children stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill at school and the school nurse feels they are too sick to benefit from school, and/or it could be contagious to other children, you or an emergency contact will be called to pick up your child.
If you find your child is frequently asking to stay home from school, if they are falling behind or appear anxious about school, or if there does not appear to be any physical symptoms, contact your school nurse and your health care provider to discuss your concerns.
Remind children to throw away used tissues, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands often with soap and warm water. These simple steps will help promote cleanliness and good health.
This is the current immunization requirements for school attendanceMMR
P-K: 1 dose
K-12: needs 2 doses of MMR
Pre-K: 4 doses
K-5: 5 doses or 4 doses if 4th dose was after age 4. Must have 1 dose after age 4 Or 3 doses if student was 7 years or older and the series started after age 1
6-12: 3 doses
1 dose for entering 6th grade
Polio (OPV, IPV)
PK: 3 doses
K-4: 4 doses or 3 if 3rd dose received at 4 years or older. 1 dose must be given after age 4
Grade 5: 3 doses
Grades 6-9: 4 doses or 3 if 3rd dose received at 4 years or older. 1 dose must be given after age 4
Grades11,12: 3 doses
Pk-12: 3 doses
PK: 1 dose
K-4: 2 doses
Grade 5: 3 doses
Grades 6-9: 2 doses
Grades 11,12: 1 dose
Haemophilus influenza type b (HIB)
Required for Pre-K only 1 to 4 doses depending on dosing schedule
Pre- K only 1-4 doses depending on dosing schedule.