to the Middleburgh Elementary School Health Office.
Please keep me informed of any changes in your
child's health or
new medical conditions so I can best serve your child. I welcome
parents to introduce themselves to me.
A physical is required for the following elementary school
New students registering at the elementary school
School physicals may be done in the child's birth month if
insurance purpose. Otherwise, they should be done prior to
appropriate grade levels.
be done at the school if your child is enrolled in the
based health center.
If the physical is done outside of school,
please turn in completed physical to the school nurse along with any updated
immunizations. To contact the School-Based Health Center, call
H1N1 Influenza A:
Here are some simple guidelines that can help protect you and
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (long
enough for children to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice). Be
sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
Cough and sneeze into a tissue. (If a tissue is used, throw
the tissue away immediately).
Stay at least six feet away from people who are sick.
Stay home from activities if sick, and stay away from sick
people until they are better. Your child may develop flu like
symptoms this summer that include a fever of over 100.0 degrees
F and a cough and sore throat. If that occurs, please contact
your healthcare provider and follow medical advice before your
child returns to group activities.
Preventing the spread of Enterovirus D68
A respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has
been affecting children and others. Cases of EV-D68 have been
confirmed in New York. MCS is providing information from the CDC
and the NYS Department of Health to help parents and the
community become better informed about the illness.
If medications are to be administered in school, they must be
accompanied by a prescription from their primary care provider
and a note from the parent or guardian giving permission for the
medication to be taken at school.
All medications are to brought
in a properly labeled container labeled with the student’s name,
name of the medication, dose and strength, and what it is being
given for, time medication is to be given, and student’s grade.
This applies to all medications, including those sold over the
counter such as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin and Advil
Parents MUST bring medication to school nurse. It
is not appropriate for students to carry medications on the bus
or in their backpacks.
Please remember to pick up your child's
medication by the last day of school. Medications will not be
sent home with students.
I would like to update everyone on some new information. One is
a recent change in the immunization requirements related to
diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine. The key points
regarding the requirements of the law and its implementation
Students who are entering 6th grade or a comparable age-level
special education school or program on or after September 1,
2007 and who are 11 years of age or older must receive an
immunization containing tetanus toxoids, diphtheria, and
acellular pertussis (Tdap).
If a student received a Td, DT, or DTaP vaccination within the
last 2 years, the students Tdap vaccination should be deferred
(with rare exceptions) until a period of 2 years has elapsed.
Ten year old students who are entering 6th grade will not be
excluded from school but they must be flagged, tracked, and
immunized when they turn 11 years old.
If your child has any immunizations, please send in an
updated immunization record.
Another bill that has been passed by the New York State Assembly
requests that students enrolling in pre-kindergarten,
kindergarten, or first grade in a public elementary school present a dental health certificate. Such a dental
certificate must contain a report of a comprehensive dental
examination performed on the child.
Just a reminder that vaccinations can be given at the
school-based health center as well as physicals. If you haven’t
enrolled your child and would like an enrollment form, you can
call the school nurse at 827-3686 or Shelley VanBuren-Bradley.