Health Office - Lori Meyer, School Nurse
HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION
A nurse is available during the entire school day. If you feel the need for the nurse, regarding illness or injury, inform the teacher in charge. The nurse will contact a parent or guardian if a student needs to leave school because of illness or injury.
New York State Education Law prohibits school personnel from administering medication to students. We understand that there will be cases when it is necessary to take medication during school hours. At these times, the school nurse can cooperate with the family and the doctor. Please call the nurse for details on dispensing medicine of any kind, including aspirin.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES
A note from the parent or guardian is required if a student is to be excused from gym/swim for one day. The note must be specific in stating the reason for the excuse. A note is required from a physician for an absence of more than one day. The note must indicate the reason for the absence and the length of time the student will be out. The school nurse will NOT excuse anyone from gym.
Physical examinations are required by law in N.Y.S. on all students new to the Maryvale Union Free School District (regardless of grade level), as well as 10th grade students. Health forms are sent with each student to be completed by his/her family physician and must be returned to the Health Office as soon as possible. The school physician will provide physicals for required students if they choose not to utilize their family physician.
Emergency Data Forms are required for all students. We ask that all families list the phone number of a relative or friend that can be contacted in an emergency. A student who is feeling ill must ask permission to go to the nurse's office from a class. The nurse will then attempt to contact a parent or guardian. In the interest of a student's health and safety, a student may not leave school without a parent/guardian and the nurse's permission.