School Nurse Information
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The school district employs full-time registered nurses in every school building to serve the health needs of all students. School nurses work with students, staff and parents for the general improvement of children’s health and to detect deficiencies and/or disease.
Upon entering school, as required by Public Health Law 2164, your child’s immunization records, health history and current physical status will be reviewed by the nurse. The health office also conducts screening and testing for height, weight, vision, hearing and scoliosis. After each screening, parents will be contacted if additional follow-up is indicated.
All students who wish to participate in interscholastic sports are required to have a current physical (within one year) on file in the health office prior to tryouts. Contact the health office for further information or download forms from the athletics page at www.lbeach.org.
Students requiring daily medication must have a doctor’s prescription. It must be properly labeled by the pharmacy, and will only be dispensed by the school nurse. Reminder: No over-the-counter medication of any kind can be dispensed in the health office without a doctor’s prescription.
Please provide the health office with a three-day supply of your child’s medication in the unlikely event that a disaster occurs and your child needs to be sheltered at school. All medication distribution permission forms should be submitted as soon as possible once school starts. Forms are available in the health office of each school.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: As of 6/13/19, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either public, private or parochial school (for students in preK-12th grade), or child day care settings.
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