• Welcome

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     Middle School Health Office
    Mrs. Katie Betteridge RN, School Nurse
    778-6470
    778-6460 Fax 
    kbetteridge@newfane.wnyric.org
     
     
     
    SPRING & SUMMER RASHES 
        
     
                                                                                                                          

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BREAKING NEWS!!!
    Attention:  Current 6th graders, going into 7th grade in September 2017 
     
    A MENINGITIS IMMUNIZATION WILL NOW BE 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 2017
     
     THERE ARE MANY NEW REQUIREMENTS IN 6TH GRADE, AS WELL.  LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT HOME.  CHECK WITH YOUR CHILD'S DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FULLY IMMUNIZED FOR THE FALL. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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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, 
    2, 4, 7, 10 
    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):
     
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    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 in grades PK-3, 5, 7 & 10 ,
    Hearing Screening in grades PK-1, 3, 5, 7, & 10  and
    Scoliosis Screening in grades 5-9 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.
                                                          Contact Mr. Ames, Athletic Director (778-6560) or your phys. ed. teacher for more info
     
    WINTER Sports sign-ups for JV and/or Varsity level begin OCTOBER 16th!
     
     
    Instructions for 7th and 8th graders:
    Packets for APP can be obtained in the Phys. Ed. Dept, once completed turn in to your PE teacher.  Report to the Nurses Office to see if you need a physical.  The Physicals will be Thursday, Nov. 2 at 11:30am in the Health Office
                                                    
     
    The Fitness Test will be Mon. Nov. 6 @ 3PM - MS GYM(Be prepared to dress appropriately for the weather & bring a water bottle)  CONTACT MR AMES WITH ANY QUESTIONS:  778-6560
     
     Please note:  APP is for the experienced, exceptional athlete. 
     
    The MS offers an After-school Intramural program for students (5-8th grade) & a Modified sports (7-8th grade) program, as well.  Sign-ups for Modified sports are in the Nurse's Office.  Sign-up and see if you need a physical.  
    Currently signing for: FALL MODIFIED SPORTS - CROSS COUNTRY & VOLLEYBALL 
                                            
     
     

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