School Nurse's Office

The health of your child is very important to you and to us at OLL School .We follow and enforce the guidelines of The New York State Dept. of Health, and the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention.

                       

 PHYSICALS

 Physical exams are REQUIRED for newly entering students, and students entering Kindergarten, 2, 4,and 7. grades .Physical forms are distributed in May for the following  school year.  They must be completed by your child's  health care provider and submitted to the Nurse's Office the first week of school. I am aware that insurance companies only pay for one physical exam per year.  Please inform me of when they are due; and, I will make a note of it and remind you at the appropriate time.

 Dental examination cards are distributed along with the physical exam form.  It is strongly suggested to have your child's teeth checked by a dentist a least once a year.

IMMUNIZATIONS

 To assure your child's health, as well as the health of others in OLL school  it is school policy  as mandated by the New York State Dept.of Health that all children attending OLL School  show proper proof of  IMMUNIZATIONS. That is a document  which includes, the immunizations that they have received, the child's name, and a physicians stamp.  Please submit this form to the Nurse's Office .If it is feasible kindly submit all forms prior to the first day of school to avoid the first day of school "rush".

  NO CHILD WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WITHOUT THE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS. 

NY STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES K-8:

Diptheria toxoid  {usually administered as DPT, DT or Td}   4 doses

Tetanus Toxoid and Pertussis Vaccine{DTaP,DTP]              3 doses[born on or after 1/1/2005]

 

**TDaP    {tetanus, diptheria,and pertussis booster}   1 dose for students entering the 6th grade( or age equivalent)

                   
 Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine                                2 doses for children entering the 6th grade 
                                                                              (11yrs.old.),GR. k and GR. 1,
                                                                                1 dose Gr.2,3,4, and  5
                                                                  

IPV/OPV{polio}                                                   4 doses or 3 doses.If the 3rd.dose was                                                                received at 4yrs. or older

                                                                      

MMR{ measles,mumps,and rubella}                           1 dose for PreK 
                                                                            2 doses for Gr.K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,and 8   

 

Hepatitis B                                                  3 doses

*** Meningococcal                                          1 dose for children entering 7th grade 2016
                                       

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSERY SCHOOL AND PRE-K:   

 

Diptheria Vaccine                                                   4 doses 

Tetanus Vaccine and  Pertussis Vaccine [DTP] 4 doses  [if born on or after 1/1/2005] 

                                                                                                         

Polio [IPV or OPV]                                                3 doses   

 

Measles, Mumps and Rubella [MMR]                        1 dose   

 

Hepatitis B                                                               3 doses   

 

Haemophilus Influenza type b [Hib]                             1 dose

                                                                                [1 dose on or after

                                                                                    15 months of age]

                                                                                 3 doses {if less than 15 months of age}

Pneumoccal Conjugate Vaccine[PCV]                         4 doses

 

 Varicella (chicken pox)                                               1 dose

                                                                     

 MEDICATIONS

All medications to be given out by the school nurse must have a written physician's or nurse practioner's order along with the parent or legal guardian's written permission. All medications must be submitted to the school nurse in the original pharmacy container indicating  the child's name and dosage Over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin or eye drops,etc. must be properly labeled, and a physician's order and parental permission sheet  must accompany it too.  If a child is in 5th grade or older, and self administers an inhaler for asthma, a parental permission form and physicians order allowing him or her to do so must be submitted to the nurse.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

If your child is diagnosed with any communicable diseases such as strept throat/scarlet fever, fifth 's disease,swine flu, chicken pox, pneumonia, pink eye/conjunctivitis, meningitis, mononucleosis,ringworm,flu,pertussis,,measle,mumps,and lice please notify the school. 

 

ANY CHILD WHO HAS BEEN TREATED FOR LICE OR IS SUSPECT OF HAVING LICE MUST REPORT TO THE NURSE'S OFFICE TO BE CHECKED BEFORE ENTERING HIS/HER CLASSROOM.

The school has a "nit free" policy.  Kindly inform the school if your child had or has LICE.  As always all information will be kept confidential.

To help to protect your child from getting lice it is strongly advisable that he/she uses his/her own helmet while playing sports.  If this is not feasible a shower cap should be used under the helmet.

 

Please give the reason for your child's absence when "calling in sick".  All information will be kept confidential.

 

Please keep in mind that a diagnosis of "swine flu"/H1N1 can only be diagnosed  by a physician through a specific laboratory test. 

 

If your child has a temperature of 99.6 degrees or above please keep him or her home for at least 24 hours after the last fever without the use of Tylenol or Motrin.  It is not  in your child's best interest to send him or her to school with a fever and use Tylenol or Motrin so that he/she can attend a class trip or to take a test. When the medication wears off you will be called  by the nurse to take your child home .  This is school policy as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. By following this rule your child can get better, and not pass the illness to others.

  

The use of tissues which are properly disposed of into a receptacle, frequent hand washing, and coughing and sneezing into his/her sleeve/elbow will help prevent the spread of  illness.

 

The symptoms of a common cold are: a runny or stuffy nose, headache, a hacking and productive cough, sneezing and a sore throat.  Symptoms of the flu include: a high sudden fever, aches and pains, a prominent headache, increased fatigue,a non-productive cough, and sometimes a sore throat.

STREP THROAT is suspected if your child experiences a fever,some abdominal pain or vomiting, a sore throat,and inflammation of the throat and tonsils. Strept throat is diagnosed by a specific laboratory test which is given by your physician. Your child may return to school; after being treated with antibiotics  for 24 hours that have been prescribed by a physician, is fever free for 24 hours without the use of Motrin or Tylenol, and, is feeling well enough to attend class

ALLERGIES

 

Please inform the School Nurse and your child's  teacher if your child has any allergies to specific foods or any  other allergens as diagnosed by  your child's physician.

 ASTHMA

 Please inform the  School Nurse and your child's teacher if your child  was diagnosed by a physician  of having asthma and needs to use medication.

 

 FRACTURES ,SPRAINS, STITCHES,,CONCUSSIONS, HEAD and ,PHYSICAL INJURIES:

 If your child has  a fracture,sprain, stitches or any other medically diagnosed physical injury a note from the physician allowing him/her to "return to school" is school policy. This note should also include whether he/she is allowed to participate in gym class.  Please submit it to the Nurse's Office, and I will forward it to the physical education teacher. NO CHILD WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND GYM CLASS  after such an injury unless  the physician writes a note allowing him/her to do so.

 

Children who sustain these injuries and are wearing a cast, a brace, a sling or have stitches must remain in the nurse's office during recess to ensure their safety. If a parent wants his/her child to go out during recess a note is required allowing  him/her to do so.

 

The following screenings  will be completed during the school year as mandated by the State of New York:

 VISION;

     `  Near vision acuity, hyperopia, and color perception  screening   for newly entering students,and  students in  kindergarten .

` Distance acuity for all new-entrants, and students in grades  K, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7.   

 

 

HEARING:

        ` Screening for all new-entrants, and students in grades K, 1,3, 5, and 7.

     

 Vision and hearing screenings are usually done in the fall, and early winter months.

 

 

SCOLIOSIS:

 ` Screening for all students in grades 5-8.  Usually done in the months of Jan., Feb .and March.

  

Orange colored "Emergency Contact Cards" will be distributed by your child's teacher on the  first day of school and forwarded to the Nurse's Office. Please fill out BOTH sides of the card; and ,return it to your child's teacher on the second day of school.

  

Please feel free to contact me by telephone at 599-7328, in person  or e-mail cdean@olmalverne.orgl  if you have any questions or concerns

  

Through a cooperative effort  our school community will remain a healthy place to learn and enjoy!

  

Catherine Dean, R.N.,B.S.N.