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East Northport Middle School

Notes From The Nurse

 

Information for 2018 Fall Sports Sign Ups (incoming 7th and 8th grade / incoming 9th) can be found on the ENMS website under Nurse’s Corner. Follow the link to see the schedule and letter for Fall Sports, 2018.  All the necessary forms can be also downloaded from this site.  Please read them over carefully and make sure you and your doctor complete the forms fully so there are no problems in August/September.

Required Immunizations for Students in Grades 6-10

Immunization

Number of Doses

DTaP/DTP

3 doses

Tdap

Age 11:  Must receive an immunization containing Tetanus

Toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)

 

Polio

 

4 doses

or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at age 4  or older

MMR

2 doses

Hepatitis B

3 doses

or 2 doses

of adult hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax)

Varicella (chickenpox)

2 doses

Meningococcal conjugate

(MenACWY)

1 dose

Grade 7 or 8* or 9*

* Most of the students in grade 8 and 9 will have already received the MENACWY vaccine dose in grade 7, unless transferred from out of state or out of country. MenACWY vaccine is not required per NYSDOH for grade 10.

Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:

  • An immunization certificate signed by your health care provider
  • Immunization Registry report (NYSIIS or CIR from NYC) from your health care provider or your county health department
  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases
  • For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.

As per the New York State Education Department, proof of immunization must be sent to the school nurse,

Rita Enright, R.N by September 20, 2018 to avoid exclusion from school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider, or the school nurse at 631-262-6775.     

MEDICATION----New York State Law requires that:

  • New medication forms for both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications must be signed by the provider and parent annually. Orders are good for the entire school year. 
  • The parent must sign the medication permission form.
  • Medication must remain in the properly labeled pharmacy or original OTC container.
  • Parents or guardians must personally deliver and pick up all medication at the school health office (unless a self-carry order form is signed by parent and physician).
  • If your child’s provider has determined that your child may self-carry and self-administer their medication, please have your healthcare provider complete the appropriate medication form which requires provider consent. Parent signature is also required. ***This option is for Middle and High School students only. ***
  • It would be appreciated if all medication and forms be brought in the day before school starts, especially for daily meds.

We request that you ask your pharmacist to give you a second identically labeled container for any prescription medications your student will take at school to allow me to send these medications on field trips and comply with New York State laws pertaining to medication storage.  Medication forms are available on the district web site or may be obtained from the school health office. Your physician may use their own form if desired

New York State regulations require all medication left at school at the end of the school year be discarded.  This includes inhalers and Epi-pens. Unless your child has current permission to self-carry their medication, the school is not able to allow your child to bring the medication home themselves. If you need to make special arrangements to pick up medication, please call.  Medications not picked up by Wednesday, June 20th will be disposed of.  Medications and inhalers cannot be stored, saved, or re-used for the next school year.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Rita Enright R.N.
Phone 262-6775
Fax 262-6898