Nurse’s Office

Welcome to the Middleburgh Elementary School Health Office.

Student Physicals

A physical is required for the following elementary school students:

  • New students registering at the elementary school
  • Pre-K students
  • Kindergarten students
  • First grade
  • Third grade
  • Fifth grade

School physicals may be done in the child’s birth month if required for
insurance purpose. Otherwise, they should be done prior to entering
appropriate grade levels.

Physicals can be done at the school if your child is enrolled in the school based health center.

If the physical is done outside of school, please turn in completed physical to the school nurse along with any updated immunizations. To contact the School-Based Health Center, call 518- 827-3793.

Influenza

Here are some simple guidelines that can help protect you and your family:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (long enough for children to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice). Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue. (If a tissue is used, throw the tissue away immediately).
  • Stay at least six feet away from people who are sick.
  • Stay home from activities if sick, and stay away from sick people until they are better. Your child may develop flu-like symptoms that include a fever of over 100.0 degrees F and a cough and sore throat. If that occurs, please contact your healthcare provider and follow medical advice before your child returns to group activities.

Medications

If medications are to be administered in school, they must be accompanied by a prescription from their primary care provider and a note from the parent or guardian giving permission for the medication to be taken at school.

All medications are to brought in a properly labeled container labeled with the student’s name, name of the medication, dose and strength, and what it is being given for, time medication is to be given, and student’s grade. This applies to all medications, including those sold over the counter such as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin and Advil (Ibuprofen).

Parents MUST bring medication to school nurse. It is not appropriate for students to carry medications on the bus or in their backpacks.

Please remember to pick up your child’s medication by the last day of school. Medications will not be sent home with students.

Dental Health

Another bill that has been passed by the New York State Assembly requests that students enrolling in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade in a public elementary school present a dental health certificate. Such a dental certificate must contain a report of a comprehensive dental examination performed on the child.

Vaccinations and Physicals

Just a reminder that vaccinations can be given at the school-based health center as well as physicals. If you haven’t enrolled your child and would like an enrollment form, you can call the school nurse at 518-827-3686.