The school district employs Registered Professional Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to deliver a school health services program under the direction of the School Medical Director, Dr. J.Gianfagna.
What We Do
The nurse performs and coordinates mandated NYS screenings, and advises parents on immunization and mandated physical examination requirements. Requests for regular or routine and ongoing medical care require parent permission and a medical order from your primary care provider.
The district’s health services shall provide parent/guardian notification of student illness, injury, or need of emergency health services in a timely and expeditious fashion by phone call, e-mail, and/or written notification as appropriate. Appropriate health alerts are also provided on the district’s website which parents should review on a periodic basis.
Emergency Contact Information & Parent's Responsibilities
It is important for the school to be able to communicate with parents by phone in the event of an emergency, or regarding an injury or illness. Therefore, it is important that parents keep their emergency contact information current at all times. Parents who discover that information is outdated should contact the respective school's Main Office to notify them of any changes. Parents are responsible for updating your school nurse with changes in health conditions, new health conditions that may arise during the year, and any medications your child takes at home or may need here at school.
The District adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Private health care providers must follow other laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In instances where the school needs to communicate with private health care providers, the parent will need to complete the required form(s) from their health care provider in order for school officials to be able to speak with them. Please be advised that certain confidential medical information will be shared with district personnel who need to know. This may include understanding the impact a medical condition may have on a child within the classroom setting or on the bus, and/or how to recognize and potentially manage significant medical concerns until medical help arrives. If you have any questions about the re-disclosure of information on your child to supervisory staff responsible for their safety, please contact your school nurse.