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Nurse's Office

School Nurses

Lindsay Handley
Grades 3YP - 3rd
Phone: 315-689-8540 x 4010
Fax: 315-689-3570

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.


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.

  Keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:

  • Fever greater than 100.0°  (taken by mouth)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Severe sore throat along with fever
  • Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts
  • Red eyes in conjunction with green or yellow discharge
  • Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache or coughing that keeps them awake at night
  • Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear
  • Severe headache, especially with  fever

Children must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication. 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.

Immunization requirements

This is the current immunization requirements for school attendance

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

Hepatitis B
Pk-12: 3 doses

Varicella (chickenpox)
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

Pneumococcal Conjugate
Pre- K only 1-4 doses depending on dosing schedule.

Fight Flu at Home and School
To access educational information regarding the flu, please read this article from the New York State Department of Health.
Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080