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Student Health Services

The Lindenhurst Union Free School District recognizes that good student health is vital to successful learning and acknowledges its responsibility, along with that of parent(s) or guardian(s), to protect and foster a safe and healthful environment for the students. 

If your child’s health status changes, please notify his/her school nurse so that we may accommodate any health needs that your child may have. If your child is having surgery, or is diagnosed with any health condition, please contact the nurse’s office at your earliest convenience. 

 

Important Announcements -

 

(9/15/2020) Please CLICK HERE for important information about COVID-19 medical protocols and minimum requirements for students to return to school if screened or sent home with COVID-19 symptoms. 

(9/11/2020) Please CLICK HERE read the attached letter for important information related to delivery and administration of medication to your child's school.

2020-21 Immunization Requirements Reminder: To date, it has been over a full year since the repeal of non-medical exemptions to school immunization requirements in New York State. As we look ahead to the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, we want to remind all parents/guardians of Lindenhurst students that all immunization requirements of NYS Public Health Law Section 2164 still are in effect, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. As we all continue to face challenges related to the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that some students may have missed doses of vaccines that were due this past spring. At this time, most primary care providers and Local Health Departments have now resumed administering routine vaccines. Therefore, based on the guidance we have received to date from the NYSDOH, students who missed doses of vaccines due to COVID-19 have to receive any overdue doses within 14 days after school resumes (regardless if school resumes in person on remotely); this may be extended to 30 days for students transferring from out-of-state or another country. If you have any questions regarding the 2020-2021 school entrance requirements, need information about the school survey itself or are looking for additional resources, please visit the NYS Health Department website at: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/

 

Student Health Examinations

Annual health examinations are required for all new student entrants as well as for students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, students participating in sports, students who need working permits and needed triennially for the Committee on Special Education (CSE). The ‘NYS School Health Exam Form’ needs to be completed by the parent/guardian and physician. This form can be found under the Medical Forms & Documents section below.

 

Student Immunization Requirements section:

New York State (NYS) Public Health Law Section 2164 and New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Title 10, Subpart 66-1 require every student entering or attending public, private or parochial school in New York State (NYS) to be immune to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, varicella, haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal and meningococcal in accordance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. 

In addition, for the 2020-21 school year, the meningococcal immunization is required for grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Please see this link to the New York Department of Health for school vaccination requirements. https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/school_vaccines/

Full details on school immunization requirements by grade are available here:

Immunization Requirements - English  

Immunization Requirements - Spanish

Please note: As of June 13, 2019, the state no longer allows for non-medical exemptions for immunizations for children. 

 

When to Keep your Child Home section:

Please do not send your child to school if he or she has any of the following: 

  • A fever (100 degrees or greater) in the last 24 hours
  • If your child has started antibiotics in the last 24 hours
  • If your child has a persistent uncontrolled cough or heavy nasal discharge
  • If your child vomited before school
  • If your child generally does not feel well
  • If your child has an unidentified rash
  • If your child is demonstrating any Covid-19 symptoms per the latest CDC guidelines.
  • If your child has tested positive through a diagnostic test for Covid-19 in the past 14 days.
  • If your child has been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days.
  • If your child has been in close proximity with someone you suspect has Covid-19 symptoms.

 

Administration of Medication to Students

If your child will be taking medicine at school, provider and parent permission forms are needed for both

prescription and over the counter medications. New medication permission forms are required each school year. New York State Law requires that:

  • Parents or guardians must personally deliver all medication to the school health office (unless a self carry order form is signed by parent and physician). All Controlled Medications must be brought by an adult. All medication must remain in properly labeled pharmacy or original over the counter (OTC) containers.
  • A new prescription/medication form signed by the medical provider is required at the beginning of every school year.
  • The parent must sign the medication permission form.

We request that you ask your pharmacist to give you a second identically labeled container for any prescription medications your student will take at school. We also request that you bring small containers of any OTC medications that your student will take. This will allow the School Nurse to send these medications on field trips and comply with New York State laws pertaining to medication storage. Medication forms may be obtained below under Medical forms & Documents or directly from the School Health Office.

Dental Health

In addition to a physical examination, students will be asked to provide a dental health certificate when they enroll in school in accordance with the same schedule as the health certificate. The Dental Health Certificate can be found under "forms".

Weight Status Category (BMI Opt-Out)

The State of New York may authorize and require the collection of height and weight data from health certificates in order to track and understand health care issues that affect children. Lindenhurst School District will report information about our student's weight status groups, without sending individual names or information, when requested by the New York State Department of Health. However, parents may choose to have their children's data excluded from the reporting of this information. Parents who choose to opt-out of reporting may complete the Weight Status Category (BMI Opt-Out) form (under "forms) and return it to the Health Office in their school. 

Contact Information

Albany Avenue Elementary School

Stephanie Leonard, RN, sleonard@lufsd.org

 

Alleghany Avenue Elementary School

Barbara Capozzi, RN, bcapozzi@lufsd.org

 

Daniel Street Elementary School

Ashley Davis, RN, adavis@lufsd.org

Anna Wysocki, RN, awysocki@lufsd.org

 

Harding Avenue Elementary School

Nancy Capriola, RN, ncapriola@lufsd.org

 

West Gates Elementary School

Allison Berman, RN, aberman@lufsd.org

 

William Rall Elementary School

Ellen Scarandino, RN, escarandino@lufsd.org

Erin Graham, RN, egraham@lufsd.org

 

Lindenhurst Academy

Darlene Alvarado, RN, dalvarado@lufsd.org

 

Middle School

Judith Utting, RN, jutting@lufsd.org

Kim Maurer, RN, kmaurer@lufsd.org

 

Senior High School

Valerie Deacon, RN, vdeacon@lufsd.org

Yvonne Frangella, RN, yfrangella@lufsd.org

September 28, 2020