• NEWFANE ELEMENTARHEALTH OFFICE
                                                          
                                Mrs. Donna Winans, RN
                                                                                                 phone: (716) 778-6374
                                                  fax: (716) 778-6377
     
    Brand New State Requirements for 2018 - 2019 School Year:
     
    Includes changes in the timing of required health examinations and screenings, forms that may be used and immunization requirements
    • Physical exams will be required for all new entrants into the School District, Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 1. They are also required annually for interscholastic sports, working papers as needed and as required for an evaluation process for The Committee on Special Education or Committee on Pre-School Special Education.
    • Requirements for health providers able to complete the physical exams are unchanged and the health examination must be provided within 30 days of attendance of the required grade entry.
      • There is a New York State approved form that must be used for all student physical exams done after July 1, 2018. For the 2018-2019, there is some leeway to allow physicians to become compliant with the new form. Beginning September 2019, ONLY the required form will be accepted. 
    • Dental certificates will be requested at the same intervals as the required physical examinations.
    • Required health screenings for vision and hearing have changed to the same years as required health examinations. Scoliosis screenings have changed to being required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys. 
    • Immunization requirements continue to bring all grade levels into compliance with the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.

     

     
     
                     eyes                    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
     

                 Niagara County Department of Health offers

     
      Immunization Clinics
     
        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*          
     
     
       
     
     
     
     
     
    Physical Health Appraisals are required for all New Entrants and 2nd and 4th Graders!
    Please have physical forms turned into Health Office no later than October 1st!
     
    Please feel free to call with any questions.
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    thermometer  FLU SEASON will be here before you know it...
     
    The flu vaccine is still the single most effective way to protect you from influenza.
    The best way to reduce the severity of the flu is to start an antiviral medication early. They work best when started within 2 days of the start of symptoms.
    The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to stay home when you are ill. 
     
     

    EVD68 poster Sometimes it can be difficult for a parent to decide whether to send children to school when they wake up with symptoms of an illness or complaints that they do not feel well.  In general, during cold and flu season, unless your child is significantly ill, the best place for them is in school where they have all already been exposed to the same germs and where they are less likely to expose other more vulnerable people, like the very young or very old.  Remind your children to discard used tissues promptly, not to share personal items, to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, to keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands thoroughly and often with soap and warm water. However, there are some situations in which it is best to plan on keeping your child home for a day to rest or to arrange for an appointment with your health care provider.

    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°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