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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 NMS on March 17, 2022, for students who need an updated physical for sports. Please see the nurse to be screened beforehand if you want to be seen by the 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.

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.

The school doctor will be at NMS nurse’s office on May 19, 2022. All 5th and 7th grade students must have an updated physical per NY State before the end of this school year. If you need an updated physical for sports or to meet the NY State requirement, please come to the nurse’s office for pre screening and to sign up.

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



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

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

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.


2021-2022 Immunization Requirements

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
  • Orders are good for the entire school
  • The parent must sign the medication permission
  • Medication must remain in the properly labeled pharmacy or original OTC
  • 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

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.

**Please remember to have your child bring in a refillable water bottle daily so they can utilize the water filtration stations in the halls and stay hydrated throughout the school day***

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

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