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Northport Middle School

Nurse's Corner

Mrs. Fiorito, School Nurse, 262-6755
Fax: 262-6601

The school doctor will be at the nurse's office January 7, at 9 a.m. Late winter sports will begin January 21, with sign up through family ID. If you need an updated physical for sports or a 7th grade NYS mandated physical, please sign up at the nurse's office to prescreen prior to January 7.

Information for 2020 Late Winter Sports Sign Ups (incoming 7th and 8th grade / incoming 9th grade) can be found on the NMS webpage. Registration will be online through Family ID (click link for info). Follow the link for Intent to Participate registration at this time. Final registration will be required within 30 days prior to start of season and will require another login. You will receive email confirmation of registration and again for final approval for the sport.

Required Immunizations for Students in Grades 6-11


Number of Doses


3 doses



Age 11: Must receive an immunization containing Tetanus

Toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)



4 doses

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


2 doses


Hepatitis B

3 doses

or 2 doses

of adult hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax)

Varicella (chickenpox)

2 doses

Meningococcal conjugate


1 dose

Grade 7, 8*, 9* & 10

* Most of the students in grade 8, 9, & 10 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 11.

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, Denise Fiorito, R.N by September 19, 2019 to avoid exclusion from school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider, or the school nurse at (631) 262-6755.     


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.

Just a reminder-
Any student who had a medical excuse from gym due to an injury, must submit a Doctor's note to clear the student. This will allow the student to participate in gym or sports during the upcoming year. The Doctor can fax the clearance to 262-6601 or the clearance can be brought into the Nurse's office. If you have any questions, feel free to call the nurse, Denise Fiorito, at (631) 262-6755.

If your child is not feeling well-
Please check your child's temperature if they are not feeling well. The CDC and the New York State Department of Health recommend that students and staff remain out of school for at least 24 hours after having a fever. Also note that students should be fever-free for 24hrs WITHOUT the use of fever- reducing medication such as Tylenol and Motrin. The teachers and staff here at NMS are working together to remind the students to wash their hands and to cover coughs and sneezes. Please report any diagnosed illnesses to me. Thank you for your cooperation in our attempt to keep our school a healthy, learning environment.

If you have any questions please call me at 262-6755.

Denise Fiorito, R.N.
Phone: 262-6755
Fax: 262-6601