Welcome to our Health Office site. My name is Mrs. Patricia Fairbanks and I am the School Nurse here at Maryvale Primary.
I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree in nursing from D'youville College and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. I have over 40 years of experience as a nurse, having worked with children and their families in many diverse settings. My background includes work at Children's Hospital, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, a Pediatric Allergist's office, and in school settings as both a School Nurse and a School Nurse Teacher.
With the help of our website, I hope to share some important information and provide answers to most of your questions regarding health office procedures and policies.
Some of the most frequently asked questions are related to physicals, medications, allergies, physical education excuses, and exclusions. In addition, this site will provide information about when to keep you child home from school and when they may safely return to school after an illness or injury. If you have a question or concern which you don't see addressed here, please contact me at : 631-7489 (Primary School Health Office)