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Notes from the Nurse

Fall Sports - Information for 2021 Fall Sports Sign Ups (incoming 7th and 8th grade will be found on the ENMS website. Registration will be online through Family ID. Follow the link for Intent to Participate registration. Please make sure to choose only ONE sport and make sure you sign up for the correct school. You will receive email confirmation of registration and again for final approval. An updated physical, (within one year from start of sport), is required in order to be cleared to participate in a sport. Please make sure to contact your child’s healthcare provider to schedule a physical if needed.

All 5th and 7th grade students: New York State Law requires all 5th and 7th graders, and new entrants have a physical examination by a New York State licensed physician. The physical must be completed within one year of the start of the upcoming school year. . Please have the doctor complete the physical on the new required NYS form. (click link to access).

The physical must include height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening. If vision and hearing is not completed by your private MD, the school nurse will complete the screening.

NYS Immunization Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year for 5-12th Grades

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 for Grades 7, 8*, 9* & 10, and 11
     12th Grade - 2 doses or 1 dose if dose was received at 16 years or older     

Proof of immunization can be any of the items listed below:

  • An immunization certificate signed or stamped by your health care provider.
  • A record issued by NYSIIS or CIR from NYC or an official immunization registry from another state or official record from a foreign country.
  • An electronic health record from your provider’s office.
  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to measles, mumps, rubella varicella (chickenpox), or hepatitis B.
  • For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had chickenpox.

As per the New York State Education Department, proof of immunization must be sent to your child’s school nurse, by September 23, 2021 to avoid exclusion from school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider, or your child’s school nurse.

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.
  • Medication must remain in the properly labeled pharmacy or original OTC container.
  • 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. *** Self-carry options for Middle School are inhalers, Benadryl and Epipen only. ***

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. Medications not picked up, will be disposed of on the last day of school. Medications and inhalers cannot be stored, saved, or re-used for the next school year. For 2021, all medication must be picked up by end of day on WEDNESDAY JUNE 23, 2021.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation,

      Rita Enright R.N. 
Phone - 631-262-6775
Fax - 631-262-6898
Email - rita.enright@northport.k12.ny.us