Health Office
Resources for Parents:

The Flu A Guide for Parents.pdf

Ms. Lana Stewart, RN

Health Services        Phone:  363-3930, Option 2  Fax:  866-935-7088

 
The School Nurse will be glad to hear from you regarding a problem concerning your child’s health. In order for our school nurse to provide the best care possible, parents must keep the school informed of the needs of their children.  Injuries received in school will receive first aid only.  Parents are responsible for any additional medical treatment.

Medication

A Parent and Provider’s Authorization Form is necessary before the School Nurse can administer either prescription or over-the-counter medication to students.  ALL medications must be brought to school in their original container by an adult.   Students are not allowed to keep medications of any kind with them in school.
 
Accidents/School Insurance
 
All staff members are concerned about, and make every attempt to avoid student accidents.  Most school rules have at their center a safety concern.  It is important that the office know where to contact parents in an emergency.  PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP HOME AND WORK NUMBERS UP TO DATE!  All students who are injured at school MUST report the injury to the teacher, School Nurse, and/or office.  The Oneida City School District has a low-cost accident insurance policy. This policy provides minimal coverage in case of an accident at school.  Athletic injuries are covered under this policy as well.  However, injuries sustained through horseplay or fighting may be rejected.  The policy takes over ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE
 
FAMILY DOES NOT HAVE COVERAGE, or in the event the family policy does not cover all of the medical bills.  Parents will receive an accident report and claim form from the School Nurse.  This claim form along with all bills should be sent by the parents to the insurance company within 20 days.   Students are covered within the limits from the time they get on the school bus in the morning until they depart the bus on their way home.  Students who walk, ride with their parents, or ride bicycles are not covered until they enter the school grounds when school is in session.
 
Immunizations
 
The School Nurse is responsible for maintaining current immunization records.  New York State Public Health Law requires children entering school to be adequately immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, chicken pox, rubella, and Hepatitis B.  Parents of children whose records are in violation of the law will be notified.  Children may be kept out of school until records are in order.
 
Physicals and Screening
 

 

New
Entrants & Pre-K

K

1

2

3

4

5

Physical
Including Weight Status Survey & BMI

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x

 

x

 

x

 

Hearing Screening

x

x

x

 

x

 

x

Vision Screening

  • Distance Vision
  • Color Perception
  • Near Vision


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x
x


x


x


x


x

 


x

Scoliosis Screening

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 
Hearing and vision screening are conducted according to the above schedule.  Parents will be notified of any problems in these areas.  Upon receiving such a report, please schedule an appointment with appropriate specialists within 30 days.  Physical examinations, as required by law for students in Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 10th and new entrants are given by the school physician.  If you prefer your family physician to complete the examination, please send a copy of the report to the School Nurse.
 
Head Lice Policy
 
The Board of Education has established the following policy:

  1. Diagnosis of head lice is made by direct inspection by the School Nurse (RN) of the scalp and hair for the presence of live lice and/or nits (eggs). If nits are found, the student may remain in school at the discretion of the school nurse and building principal
  2. If live head lice are found, the student will be excluded from the classroom and from school. The parent will be contacted to transport the student home or to make arrangements for transport by a friend or relative.
  3. The school nurse shall provide the parent of any child found to have live lice or nits a notification letter and instruction sheets on the treatment of Pediculosis    (head lice ).  The nurse will communicate instructions to the parent both verbally and in writing.
  4. Once a student has been treated at home,   a parent must transport his/her child to school for a “recheck” by the school nurse.    A student may not be readmitted to school until he/she has been evaluated by the nurse to determine the effectiveness of the head lice treatment.
  5. If a student has a recurring head lice problem, the principal may request that the parent meet with school officials.  It may be necessary for the principal and/or nurse to submit a referral to an outside health agency.  In addition, if recurring head lice problems result in large scale student absence from school,    a referral to state and/or county authorities may become necessary. 
AED
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located in the main lobby just before the Electrical Closet.  Several staff and faculty members have been trained to use this device in case of emergency.



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