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    Phone (631)285-8570            Fax (631)285-8561

    Welcome to the Health Office Website!

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

         If your child is going to be absent, please call the office at 285-8560.

         A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.  We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so that you will have a place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.

         The health office is here to assist students who are not feeling well and or need some special treatment as per a doctor's order. Our nurse is always helpful and attentive as she takes temperatures, gives ice packs, applies bandages, administers medicines and tends to all other health related student needs. Our nurse is not permitted to make a diagnosis. A medical diagnosis must be made by your child’s physician. 

    NEW YORK STATE MANDATES THAT:

          All incoming students are required to have updated immunization records. Below are some links to refer to for guidance and or for clarification on what is required of your child throughout their school years under “related files.”

          All 2nd and 4th grade students must submit a physical examination form.

         All new entrants are required to submit a physical examination form with in thirty days of enrollment.    

        We are requesting that you return the medical and dental forms to the health office in September or you may mail them to Holbrook Road Elementary to the attention of the nurse.

         Please hand in your child’s annual emergency home contact card to the nurse’s office.

    Medication

         If your child requires medication given during school hours, the health office requires three necessary pieces of information:

    1.  A note from the parent/guardian which gives the nurse permission to give your child medicine.

    2.  A doctor's note with instructions for giving the medicine (child’s name, name of medication, times the medication is to be given, dosage to be given, and the duration of time your child is to receive medication).

    3.  The medicine should be in the original sealed prescription bottle/container and handed directly to the nurse by the parent. This includes even over the counter medication.

         Please refer to the link below under related files for the nursing office document for Administration of Medication in School.

     Injuries

         If your child sustains an injury in or out of school, please notify the Health Office so that we can provide any assistance that your child may need.  All medical notes need to be submitted to the health office.  We will then distribute them to the appropriate staff members. Your child will not be permitted to resume gym/sports until a medical clearance note is given to nurse from the originating doctor.

    Immunizations

         Below are some links to refer to for guidance and or for clarification on what is required of your child throughout their school years.

    NYDOH Immunizations Information:

    https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf

    Immunization Action Program:

    http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PatientCare/ImmunizationActionProgram.aspx

    Local Clinic Information:

    http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PatientCare/HealthCenters.aspx

              Thank you for your kind assistance in these matters.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Health Office at 631-285-8570.

             

         

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