HELLO FROM THE SCHOOL NURSES
Hearing and vision tests are done yearly on the state mandated grades. Referrals will be sent to the parent if a problem is suspect. Please have the medical portion of the referral filled out by the appropriate physician and return to the school nurse as soon as possible. Scoliosis examinations will be done yearly on students in grades 5 and 6 . Referrals will be sent if necessary.
General first aid is rendered to all who require it. If the injury is extensive, you will be called or the ambulance may be necessary to transport your child to the hospital of your choice.
Accident reports are made on all serious injuries. The school has insurance and forms will be given to you if your child requires doctor's care. The district insurance policy only picks up what your personal insurance does not cover.
If your child becomes ill in school, we will need to have you as the parent (or your designees) pick them up as soon as possible. This is why it is so important for you to have a NURSE INFORMATION CARD on file with emergency phone numbers. Please try to remember to update this card as numbers change.*** Be advised that no one will be allowed to pick up your child whose name does not appear on this card.
Grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10 are state mandated years for student physicals. You may have this physical completed by your own health care provider, or it may be done here at school. Please let us know which choice works best for you and your family. If we do not hear from you, we will be scheduling your child for a physical in school by the Physician's Assistant at no cost to you.
MEDICATIONS and TREATMENTS
RESTRICTIONS OF ACTIVITY
If your child has had an illness or injury that will prevent or limit them from participating in Physical education classes, a signed note from the physician is required . We cannot excuse a student from gym class with just a written note from the parent. You may obtain one of our limitation forms for your doctor to fill out if necessary.
Thanks so much for your help and cooperation. Have a happy, healthy school year!
Mrs. Kathleen Priolo School Nurse, Herkimer Elementary School 866-8562, ext.1022
Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark School Nurse, Herkimer Jr.-Sr. High School 866-2230, ext 1322
Mrs. Leanne Alberts, School Nurse Mrs. Alberts may be reached at either school.