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Northport High School

Nurse's Corner

 

Mrs. Memole-Inkelis, School Nurse

Mrs. Donna Mullin, School Nurse

(631) 262-6746

MEDICATIONS:
ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE.
NO STUDENT will be permitted to carry or take and medication on his or her own (Including medications such as Tylenol, cough drops, or other prescriptions or over the counter medications). 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.

ATTENTION FALL ATHLETES:
The School Doctor will be at the High School on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday, June 4th at 9:00 am for fall sports physicals. Anyone trying out for a Fall sport must have an up to date physical (within one year of the start of the sport) on file in the Nurse’s Office. Please see the Nurse for an appointment and prescreening if you need a physical.

Football begins at the High School on August 13th. All other sports begin August 20th. Sports clearances will be held in the Nurse’s Office on:

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:30am – 1:00pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 7:30 am – 1:00pm
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:30am – 12:00pm

All athletes require an Athletic Health History and a Pre-participation Evaluation form.

Forms can be downloaded by clicking on the link below “sports forms.”

Medication in school : Any prescription or over the counter medication taken during the school day must be administered by the school nurse. Please download the appropriate form by clicking on “Administration of Medication in School “link below. The parent and doctor must complete the form and return it to the school nurse. All medications must be in a pharmacy bottle with the name of the medication, dosage, doctor and student name clearly labeled. If a parent and doctor request permission for a student to self-administer a medication, you must download and complete the additional “Self Medication Release form” Controlled substances and certain other medications may not be allowed to be carried by the student, please check with the school nurse.

Medications on Field Trips: Please be aware that no medication will be sent by the school Health Office on a field trip with your child unless you speak with the Nurse in advance of the trip.

On overnight field trips where students will be taking medications not normally taken during the school day, Doctors orders and parent permission slips must be on file in the Health Office. This includes prescription and over the counter medications. A packet will be sent home before each field trip.

9th and 11th Grade Physicals: New York State Law requires all 9th and 11th 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. The physical may be performed by your family physician or by the school physician. The school physician will be conducting physicals in the High School at various times through the school year. If we have not received a completed physical form for your student or have not heard from you, we will schedule your child for a school physical.

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.

9th Grade Screening: New York State Education Law requires all 9th grade boys be screened for scoliosis. If no documentation of screening is received by the school nurse, the screening will be completed by the nurse.

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT:
For the 2018-2019 school year all 9th grade students must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to have a booster at age 16.

ALL 12th grade students must have proof of having been given Meningococcal vaccine after their 16th birthday in order to attend school. Students entering 12th grade must have either:

- 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16
- 1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16.

If you have any questions, please call the nurse’s office at 262-6746.

The Health office Fax number is: 631-439-7440.