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School Nurse

  • JoAnn Ruggiero, RN
    School Nurse
    631-285-8507  jruggiero@mccsd.net

    When to Keep Your child At Home:

    • Vomiting within the last 24 hours
    • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
    • Temperature of 100 or higher within the last 24 hours without anti-fever medication

    Your Child Should Look and Behave like Him/Herself for 24 to 48 Hours Before Returning To School.  Why?

    • To protect your child from exposure to further infection before he/she is able to build resistance
    • To protect the other children and school staff from communicable disease that your child may transmit

    If your child sees his/her primary care provider or other health care practitioner and misses school, please submit a note indicating reason for absence.

    NYS Requirements for Administration of Medication for a Child during School Hours

    • Medications may be administered in school only in compliance with New York State Education Department regulations
    • Medications will only be given with an original written order from a doctor including his/her orginal signature, stamp and written permission from the parent/guardian of the student
    • The physician's order can be on a presciption, however it is recommended he/she complete the School District's Medication Administration Form.  The physician's order must include:
      1. Information regarding the drug, such as its usage and possible side effects
      2. Dosage, frequency, and route of administration
      3. Physician's name, address, telephone number and license number
    • The medication must be in its original container bearing the pharmacy label
    • The medication will be kept in the Health Office in a locked cabinet
    • Only medication delivered to the School Nurse by the parent/guardian will be accepted
    • all medication must be picked up at the Nurse's Office prior to the last day of school

    If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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