Welcome to the Junior/Senior High School Health Office page. The Health Office is located on the first floor of the High School, Room 132. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday during the school calendar year.
Please feel free to call my office or stop in anytime to discuss your child’s health care needs or if you have any questions. (518) 827-3609.
Please remember to call or send in updates and changes to your child’s blue emergency contact forms. If you have recently moved, changed numbers or have a new emergency contact, these changes are very important to have updated in each student’s record. If an accident or emergency arises, we want to be able to reach you.
Taking Medications in School
Here is a letter from the nurse to parents about the use of medicines at school.
NYS Guidelines: Every effort should be made to administer medications outside of the school setting.
When this is not possible, all medications to be taken by a student while in school must be accompanied by a prescription from their health care provider and a note from the parent or guardian giving permission for the medication to be administered.
All medications are to be brought in a properly labeled container labeled with the student’s name, name of the medication, dose and strength, what it is being given for, time medication is to be given and the student’s grade. This applies to all medications including those sold “over-the-counter” such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and Advil (ibuprofen).
If your child has an allergy to bee stings or food, and needs medication in case of a reaction, there must be medication on hand and a current health care provider’s order (updated every September at the beginning of each school year).
In the event that your child must carry an inhaler for asthma or epipen on their person, please download the proper medical form, fill out completely and bring it in to the nurse’s office to have on file for our records as soon as possible.
Student Physical Requirements
A physical is required for the following Jr./Sr. High School students:
- New students registering at the Jr./Sr. High School
- 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students (This New York State mandate requires all students entering 7th, 9th, and 11th grades to have a physical between January of the student’s 6th/8th/10th grade year and December of the 7th/9th/11th grade year)
- Students who wish to participate in modified or interscholastic sports
If you do not have a physical form, please download a copy here prior to your appointment with the doctor. Please return the completed health physical form to the Health Office.
Students who are entering 6th grade and who are 11 years of age or older MUST receive the Tdap vaccine.
Students who are entering 7th grade MUST have 1 dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. Students who are entering 12th grade MUST have 2 doses of the Meningococcal vaccine (1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16).