• Welcome

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     Middle School Health Office
    Mrs. Kate Betteridge RN, School Nurse
    778-6470
    778-6460 Fax 
    kbetteridge@newfane.wnyric.org
     
     
     
     
     
     
    WELCOME BACK!
        
     
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    BREAKING NEWS!!
    Attention:  Current 5th/6th graders, going into 6th/7th grade in September 2018 
     
    A MENINGITIS IMMUNIZATION IS NOW REQUIRED TO ENTER 7TH GRADE.  CALL YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD GETS THE VACCINE IF THEY HAVEN'T ALREADY AND PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF OF THE VACCINE TO THE SCHOOL NURSE PRIOR TO THE START OF SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2018
     
    A TdaP (TETANUS/PERTUSSIS BOOSTER) IS REQUIRED UPON ENTERING 6TH GRADE
     
    CHECK WITH YOUR CHILD'S DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FULLY IMMUNIZED FOR THE FALL.   AN UP-TO-DATE IMMUNIZATION FORM WILL BE REQUIRED.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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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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    examNYS requires physicals in grades PK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11
     
    and all 
    NEW ENTRANTS to the district.  A dental health record 
    is requested at the times that a physical is required.  Physical form attached below (click on link):
     
    NYS Mandated School Physical Form
     
     
     
     
     
    Beginning September 2018, NYS Education Law requires that students receive vision & hearing
    screening as part of the school health services provided by the school
    district.  The purpose of this requirement is to detect the presence of
    vision & hearing problems likely to impede a student's learning. 
    We will conduct Vision Screening (near & far acuity) in grades 5 & 7,
    Hearing Screening in grades  5 & 7  and
    Scoliosis Screening (girls only) in grades 5 & 7 at some points during
    the school year.  If the results of the screening indicate that your 
    child requires further follow-up, you will receive written notification 
     
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    IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:   
    New requirements for 6th/7th grade entry!!  
    Check with your child's doctor to make sure they are up-to-date before school entry in September or give our office a call 778-6470.
     
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    Niagara County Department of Health offers
     
     Free Immunization Clinics
    *only for those without insurance, effective 10/1/2012
        3rd Tuesday & 1st Thursday of every month
    Trinity Lutheran Church
                                           67 Saxton Street, Lockport
     
    Call 278-1903
    to schedule an appointment
     
    *Bring a copy of your child's immunization records- if you do not have one call your doctor or school nurse* 
     
     
     
     
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    MEDICATIONS:
    If your child requires medication during the school day, please have a Medication Administration Form completed.
    Your doctor could fax an order to the Health Office @ 778-6460.  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:
     
     
      
     
     
     
     SPORTS
     BALLS
     
    The NEW Advanced Athletic Placement Program/APP (formally called Selective Classification), will take effect Sept. 2015 
    This is for students in 7th & 8th grade, who want to play a JV or Varsity sport.
                                                          Contact Mr. Ames, Athletic Director (778-6560) or your phys. ed. teacher for more info
          Modified Sports for 7 & 8 graders     Fall:  Cross Country, Volleyball,
                                                                     Winter:  Basketball, Swim, Wrestling
                                               Spring:  Track & Field
     
     
                                            SPORTS PHYSICALS are Thursday, Nov. 1st @ 11:50am in Nurse's Office
                                APP Fitness Test is Saturday, Nov. 3rd @ 8:30am in MS gym
     
     

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     Concussion Management:  Refer to the Athletics tab for NCS Concussion Policy and Return to Play schedule.