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Fall Sports
- Information for  2022 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 to be cleared to participate in a sport.  Please make sure to contact your child’s healthcare provider to schedule a physical if needed. The school doctor will be at ENMS on Thursday, June 9, 2022. This physical is available for all 6th, 7th, 8th grade students planning on participating in a fall sport and unable to have a private physical in time to be cleared for a fall sport. Please speak with Mrs. Enright if you would like to be seen by the school doctor.

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 2022-2023 School Year for 6-12th 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 Grade 7, 8*, 9*& 10 and 11

12th Grade - 2 doses or 1 dose if dose was received at 16yrs 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 is per the New York State Education Department, proof of immunization must be sent to your child's school nurse, by September 20,2022 to avoid exclusion from school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider, or your child's school nurse.w

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

ALL MEDICATIONS BE REGISTERED WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE.
NO STUDENT will be permitted to carry or take and medication on his or her own (Including all prescription or over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin).

  • A completed "Administration of Medication in Schools" form must be completed by your family physician and submitted to the school nurse for any medication needed by your child during the school day.These medications must be administered by the school nurse.
  • 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 emergencymedication, please have your healthcare provider complete the appropriate “Self-Carry” form which requires provider consent and parent signature.*** Self-carry options for Middle School are inhalers and Epipens 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. PLEASE PICK UP ALL MEDICATION BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22,2022


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