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  • REMINDER

    New York State Education Law requires that a health  certificate shall be furnished by each pupil upon his/her entrance into the Elmsford School District at any grade level and for each student entering Pre-K,or K and in the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades. Health forms are available in the Health Office of each school, and under the Health Department Tab on the District's Web Site. Dental certificates are requested at any time a health certificate is required.

    These forms must be on file in the health office no later than October 1. Forms will be mailed home in June.
     
    Parents, please schedule appointments so your children can have these exams completed over the summer.

    Absence & Tardiness

    Under the School Attendance Laws of New York State, parents are responsible for their children's regular attendance and punctuality. Illness of the child, emergency illness in the family, death in the immediate family, inclement weather, and specific religious observations are the only legal reasons for absence.

    To report your child's absences, call the attendance office at your child's school. Please send a note with your child when they return to school explaining the reason why they were absent. If the child is absent more than 3 days, please bring a note from the doctor.

    Each time a child is absent or tardy, a written excuse is required. This excuse should be sent with the child when he or she returns to school or on the day that he or she is tardy. The note must include the reason for the absence or tardiness, the dates covered, and a signature only by the parent or guardian. Parents should call the school in the morning on each day the student is absent, providing a reason for the absence.

    Hamilton Parents - (914) 592-6349
    Grady Parents - (914) 592-2252
    Dixson Parents - (914) 592-1063

    New Regulations impacting Grady students

    A recent change in the immunization requirements for school entry related to diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine will take effect September 1, 2007:
    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).
     

    More information regarding the requirements for Tdap can be found on the New York State Department of Health website.

    Allergy Season

    Spring is here, and that means allergy season is too; Reminder: Students are NOT permitted to carry any type of medication -even over the counter medicines-with them on school property. The only exceptions are asthma inhalers and Epipen autoinjectors provided it is approved by the student's health care provider.  Proper use must also be demonstrated to the School Nurse. If your child needs to have medicine during the school day, you'll need to speak with the nurse. You will also need a permission slip and doctor instructions completed. If there are any questions please call the school nurse.

    Overview

    The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York.



    During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:
    Vision
    • Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
    • Near vision acuity and color perception screening for all newly entering students.
    Hearing
    • Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
    Scoliosis
    • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in Grades 5 – 9.
    Health Appraisals
    • A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information is required for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.
    Dental Certificates
    • A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.
    A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

                           
    Immunization Requirements

    • Three (3) doses of diphtheria toxoid (either DPT or DT)
    • Three (3) doses of polio vaccine (OPV)
    • Three (3) doses of hepatitis B if born after January 1, 1993
    • One (1) dose of live mumps vaccine given after the age of 12 months
    • One (1) dose of live rubella vaccine given after the age of 12 months
    • One (1) dose of live measles vaccine given after the age of 12 months
    • All students born after January 1, 1985, in grades K-12 will be required to show proof of receipt of two (2) doses of measles vaccine (preferably MMR).
    • For Pre-K, in addition to the vaccines listed above, Haemophilus influenza B (Hib) is required.
    • 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).

    Emergency Cards
    Please complete and return all signed emergency cards immediately. It is extremely important that the office has your current home and work telephone numbers as well as the number of a responsible adult who could be reached in case of illness, accident, or emergency.

    Medication
    NO medication either by prescription or over the counter will be administrated in school without a doctor's prescription and a signed consent by the parent.

    The Doctor must give a written order for ANY medication; this includes Over The Counter (OTC) medications like Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, etc to be given in school. The dosage and the times to be given must be included in the doctor's order.

    The medication MUST be brought to the Health Office by the Parent in the ORIGINAL container received from the pharmacy. All medications will be kept locked in the Health Office.

     
    PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF:
    • Your child complains of nausea and/or vomiting. This will help keep the spread of stomach viruses down.
    • Your child has a fever of 100 F or more the night before or the morning of school. Please keep your child home until the temperature is under 100 for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin.
    • Your child has red eyes and cannot open his eyes because of discharge. This is a contagious eye condition. Please see the Doctor for evaluation and treatment. Student may return to school after a full 24 hours of treatment AND a note from the Doctor with the diagnosis on it.
    • Your child complains of a sore throat AND you are waiting for the results of a throat culture from the doctor. If the doctor starts them on antibiotics, please make sure your child has had the medication for a full 24 hours and they are FEVER FREE! Please bring a note from the doctor if it is strep throat.

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