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Health Services


Each of the three schools in the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District; Elbridge Elementary, Jordan-Elbridge Dynamic Intermediate School/Jordan-Elbridge Middle School and Jordan-Elbridge High School have a Health Office located in the building.  Employed in each building is a full time Registered Nurse.

*As a reminder, over the counter medication (ie Motrin, Tylenol, cough drops, digestive aids, vitamins, etc.) is considered medication that requires a physician's order to administer.  The same guidelines as prescription medication applies no matter what the medication being administered.*
Our primary philosophy and mission is focused towards the wellness of the 'whole child' incorporating physical, mental and emotional wellness as our primary concern when working with your child.  We support student academic success by working with every team member in our building to benefit each individual student. The nurses in each building are also charged with supporting teachers and staff to ensure the overall wellness of all individuals of each building.

Listed below are the School Nurses and contact information for each building's Health Office:

Elbridge Elementary

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

Jessica Strong
Phone: 315-689-8520 x2010
Fax: 315-689-3024

High School
Heather Clark
Phone: 315-689-8510 x1010
Fax: 315-689-3004
The Jordan-Elbridge Central School District's Health Offices are here to support your child's health and academic success which includes providing your child with necessary medication.
The policy for students receiving medication in school is very specific and must be adhered to strictly by New York State law. 
  1. No medication will be given in school without a written physician's order.  This order must include the student's name, name of medication, dosage, time and dates to be administered.  The medication must be in it's original packaging and may not be opened or re-packaged.  
  2. A written request signed by the parent must be executed and is kept in the Health Office as permission to administer medication as ordered by the student's physician.
  3. The medication MUST be delivered to the school by the parent/guardian or a responsible adult. 
  4. Over the counter medication (ie Motrin,Tylenol, cough drops, digestive aids, vitamins, etc.) is considered medication that requires a physician's order to administer.  The same guidelines as prescription medication applies no matter what the medication being administered.
  5. If your child requires medication during school hours for a short period of time (ie antibiotics for a week, etc.) the same policy applies as written above.  You will need to obtain a physician's order and deliver the medication to the school in it's original packaging and sign for permission.
  6. ALL medication will be kept in the schools Health Office throughout the time it is ordered by your physician to be administered.  Students may NOT carry medications with them at school.  Students with consent to carry life-saving medication will receive direction through the Health Office at their school.
  7. All medication orders MUST be renewed each school year (ie NEW order from your physician and NEW permission sheets must be signed) and all medication MUST be picked up at the Health Office at the end of the school year.  Medication not claimed at the end of the school year will be disposed of.
Please contact the Health Office at your child's school if you have specific requests or have any questions.


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.

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080