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       WELCOME TO THE HIGH SCHOOL
                 HEALTH OFFICE    
                                               Mrs Lisa Erck, RN
          High School Nurse
                                                           Phone:  778-6554
                                                              Fax:  778-6578
     
     
     
     
    WELCOME BACK! 
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    PHYSICALS for
    2018 FALL SPORTS
    & students without a physical 
    Boys   THURS.  May 31st @ 2:30pm cancelled
    Boys & Girls    THURS. June 7th @ 2:30pm
     
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     RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE  
    Wednesday, December 5th
     sign up in the Nurse's Office
     
     
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          Niagara County Department of Health 
    offers FREE Immunization Clinics
    (Only for those without insurance)
    1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    67 Saxton Street
    Lockport, NY  14094
    Call:  278-1903 for appointment
     
     
    Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY):  
    Meningitis Vaccine update for SENIORS entering 12th grade!
    Must have 2 doses or 1 dose if the dose was received at 16 years or older
     
    Check with your doctor to make sure you are up-to-date or stop by and ask Mrs. Erck in the Health Office
     
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    When should my child stay home from school due to illness?

     

    Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. 
    (Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol or Motrin.)  
    A fever is defined as 100.5°F (37.8°C) or higher.
     
    Child is too sleepy or ill from an illness, like vomiting and/or diarrhea
     
    Bad cold, with discolored nasal drainage & cough, accompanied with a fever.
     
    Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school) 
     
    Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth
     

    Dismissal for Illness or Injury During School:

    **All students who are ill or injured must be dismissed through the health office.  Students are encouraged to report to the health office any illness or injury that occurred at school, this will ensure proper care and insurance claim processing.  The student can call their parent in the Health Office.  
     
    The facilities in school are not designed to take care of ill or injured students for any length of time.  Parents are expected to make arrangements to have their ill or injured child picked up at school.
     
     
     
     
     
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    MEDICATIONS:
    If your child requires medication during the school day, please have a Medication Administration Form completed.
    Your doctor can fax an order to the Health Office @ 778-6578.  When filling the prescription, have an extra bottle prepared to use at school and an adult must deliver the medication in a pharmacy labeled bottle.  This is required for over the counter medications, as well.  Click on link to use form below:
     
     
     
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    BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2018......
    IN NYS HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICALS ARE REQUIRED FOR:
    ALL 9TH & 11TH GRADE STUDENTS
    ATHLETES
    NEW ENTRANTS
    WORKING PAPERS
     
     PARENTS HAVE THE OPTION OF TAKING THEIR STUDENT TO THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR GETTING A PHYSICAL AT SCHOOL.  PLEASE CALL THE HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO OBTAIN FORM.  (click on link below for physical form)  SUBMIT FORMS BY OCTOBER 1st 
                          
                                   
                                                                             
               PHYSICALS                NYS Mandated School Physical form
                   
                     
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    During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:

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    Vision

    Distance and near acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

    Color perception screening for all newly entering students.

     

    Hearing

    Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

     

    Scoliosis

    Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.
     
     
     
     
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    Physical Education Excuses
     
     

    All pupils are required to participate in the physical education program in school. If it is necessary for your child to be excused from gym, please comply with the following:

    Single excuse – pupils are to present a note to the school nurse from their parents requesting the child be excused and indicating the reason.
    Extended - if an excuse is necessary for longer than one week a note from the doctor is required indicating the reason and expected duration
    In some instances when a child is returning to school following an extended illness or injury, a note must be obtained from the physician allowing your child to resume gym activities.

     
     
     
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    Fall Sports Sign-ups
    begin May 14th and run through June 1, 2018
    Physicals with Dr. Clerk May 31 (boys) & June 7th (girls) @ 2:30pm in the Nurses Office 
                    
     
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    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF INFECTION

    • Openings in the skin such as abrasions (scrapes) or cuts need to be kept clean, dry, and covered until the skin is healed to keep the wound from becoming infected.  Remind your child to wash their hands before or after touching the wound.  The Bandaid or gauze should be changed every day and more often if it becomes wet or dirty.  It is normal for the wound to drain clear yellow or pink liquid in the beginning and to be sore when touched.

      When changing the bandage it is important to look at the wound every day for signs of infection such as:

      • Increasing redness of the skin around the wound
      • Swelling of the area
      • Liquid coming from the wound that is making the bandage very wet, is thinck, turns green, or dark yellow, and/or smells bad
      • Pain at the wound or in the part of the body where the wound is located
      • Skin is very warm around the wound

      If you see any of the above signs, or your child has a fever, call your doctor or health care provider!

      A wound infection may not always start right away, and some infections may be from germs (bacteria) that can cause very serious illness.  It is very important to call your doctor or health care provider right away if you see any of the following in your child:

      • Fever (temperature at or over 101 on the thermometer) and/or chills
      • Pain, swelling, redness and warmth where the injury occurred which gets bad very quickly
      • Liquid coming from the wound that is making the bandage very wet, is thick, turns green or dark yellow, and/or smells bad
      • Complains of stomach pain, decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting
      • Dizziness, ligh headed and/or headach
      • Confusion and/or weakness, or sleeping a lot
      • Rash anywhere on body

      Please call your Physician or School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns.