Cycle Days at GFMS
Wednesday, February 21- Day 4
Thursday, February 22- Day 5
Friday, February 23- Day 6
Dr. Rojas will be here for Spring Sports Physicals on March 6. Students should come to the Nursing Office to sign up or parents may call.
Our aim is to provide your children with the healthiest and safest environment possible at school. To accomplish this, we need your help with the following:
New York State Education Law requires physical examinations for students in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10, as well as children new to the district. It is desirable to have your own physician perform the medical examination because he/she knows your child best. If you do not have a family physician or prefer the examination be done in school, we will arrange to have your child examined by our school physician. The nurse has a "Physical Exam Preference" form for you to fill out. Also, in order to comply with the New York State Education Law, the school Nurse Checks weight, height, vision and hearing annually at school.
SPORTS PHYSICALS: Dr. Rojas will be here for Spring Sports Physicals on March 10. students should come to the Nursing Office to sign up or parents may call. Sports physicals will be performed every summer for fall athletics on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the GFMS Nurse's Office for dates and times. The students will also have an opportunity to see the physician at school prior to the sport season. Any physicals done at the primary doctor's office must be on a CCSD sport physical form.
When you register your child for the first time, birth certificate and immunization records are required. The immunization record must include the dates of all doses, as well as the doctor's signature or the clinic's stamp. Every student's record must show proof of having received:
*new or changed
At the beginning of the school year, parents/guardians are asked to advise the school regarding any changes in the following:
This current information is needed in the event your child becomes injured or ill at school. Please remember to notify the school of any changes during the school year. If you are going to be out of town during the day make arrangements with someone to be a contact for your child, in case one should be needed.
If a child needs to take medicine during the day, you must submit written orders from the doctor and a "medication permission form" signed by a parent/guarding. It is required that such medications be delivered directly to the school nurse by the parent/guardian in the original prescription bottle. This includes over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol or cough medicine. While at the pharmacy, request an additional container for your child's medication since all medications must be in an original container!
Medication permission forms are available during the school year. If a doctor feels it is medically necessary for a student to carry his own medication (e.g. inhaler for a severe asthmatic or epi pen ONLY) and the doctor and parents/guardians feel that the child is mature and responsible enough to take his own inhaler or epi pen, he/she may do so. However, a medical permission form stating this must be completed. These are available in the nurse's office.
NOTE: MEDICATION WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED UNDER THESE CONDITIONS. No pills may be carried under any circumstances.
When a child becomes ill or injured in school, the child is sent to the Health Office. If the school nurse feels that the child is able to remain in school, the child may be allowed to rest for a short time and then return to class. In case of minor accidents, first aid is given., and the child is sent back to class.
When the school nurse determines that the child should not remain in school, the parents are contacted and asked to make arrangements to transport the child home. In case of emergency, if a parent cannot be contacted or cannot pick up the student, an ambulance, payable by parents, will have to be called to take the child to the hospital.
If your child has a particular health problem such as chicken pox or strep throat, it is essential that the nurse be notified immediately. It is important that parents recognize symptoms of illness and act quickly to KEEP THE SICK CHILD AT HOME. Even when a child is not very sick but is a source of infection to classmates and staff.
Please do not send your child to school with a fever over 100 degrees or with a harsh cough, suspicious rash, or red draining eyes. They will only have to be sent back home. After a fever, your child's temperature should be normal for 24 hours before returning to school.
For more information or to download frequently used forms visit the District's Nurse's Notes webpage or call GFMS Nurses:
Carol Burns, RN - 845 228-2300, ext. 514
Nancy McCormack, RN - 845 228-2300, ext. 516
Fax 845 228-2323