Every school has a school nurse who coordinates health care in the school setting, answers routine medical questions, gives immediate first aid, provides medical care according to the medical regimen prescribed by the private health provider performs and coordinates mandated NYS screenings and advises parents on immunization and mandated physical examination requirements.
Please be advised that the school nurse will share pertinent medical information with all supervising adults on a need-to-know basis, to ensure the health and safety of the child. In the event a parent has any concerns on this practice, they are encouraged to contact the school nurse in their child’s building.
For additional information on concussion protocols, medication, physical examinations, screening requirements and other related links, please see the district's School Nurses page.
New York State will be following the CDC’s latest COVID-19 recommendations. We will not be conducting contact tracing. There are no masking or testing requirements for students or staff, but there will be opportunities to request test kits as they remain available. While universal masking remains optional, we understand that families may decide to continue to mask while in school, and we respect each family’s decision.
If a student tests positive, they:
- are required to stay home for a minimum of five days from the day they tested positive or symptoms started;
- should notify the school nurse that they have tested positive;
- can return to school after five days if symptoms are resolving; and,
- should wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days upon returning to school.
There are no additional restrictions on resuming participation in sports or other extracurricular activities.
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