A Message from Mrs. Stacey Simeon – School Nurse
Welcome to the Junior/Senior High School Health Office page. The
Health Office is located on the first floor of the High School,
Room 132. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday during the
school calendar year.
Please feel free to call my office or stop in anytime to discuss
your child’s health care needs or if you have any questions.
Please remember to call or send in updates and changes to your
child’s blue emergency contact forms. If you have recently
moved, changed numbers or have a new emergency contact, these
changes are very important to have updated in each student’s
record. If an accident or emergency arises, we want to be able
to reach you.
Taking medications at school:
Here is a
letter from the nurse to parents (PDF) about the use of
medicines at school.
NYS Guidelines: Every effort should be made to
administer medications outside of the school setting.
When this is not possible, all medications to be taken by a
student while in school must be accompanied by a prescription
from their health care provider and a note from the parent or
guardian giving permission for the medication to be
All medications are to be brought in a properly labeled
container labeled with the student’s name, name of the
medication, dose and strength, what it is being given for, time
medication is to be given and the student’s grade. This applies
to all medications including those sold "over-the-counter" such
as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and Advil (ibuprofen).
If your child has an allergy to bee stings or food, and needs
medication in case of a reaction, there must be medication on
hand and a current health care provider’s order (updated every
September at the beginning of each school year).
In the event that your child must carry an inhaler for asthma or
epipen on their person, please download the proper
medical form, fill out completely and bring it in to the
nurse’s office to have on file for our records as soon as
Student physical requirements:
A physical is required for the following
Junior and Senior High School students:
students registering at the Junior and Senior High School.
and 10th-grade students [This New York State mandate requires all students
entering 7th- and 10th-grades to have a physical between January of the
student's 6th/9th-grade year and December of the 7th/10th-grade year.]
who wish to participate in modified or interscholastic sports.
If you do not have a middle school physical form, please
download a copy here prior to your appointment with the doctor
Please return the completed health physical form to the Health
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.
Changes in immunization requirements beginning in 2015-16
new health standards for public schools beginning in the 2015-16
school year are requirements that all children have their
complete series of MMR, DTaP and polio immunizations prior to
entering school. Previously, the final doses of each vaccine
could be administered up until age 6. Parents are urged to call
their doctor’s office with questions and to make sure their
child will be in compliance for the upcoming school year. They
are also reminded to forward a copy of their child’s
immunization record to the school nurse. Protecting the health
of all of our students is a top priority, each and every year.
An outline of the 2015-16 immunization changes is available here (PDF).