West Hollow Middle School

Nurse Info

Nurse's Calendar

Welcome
 
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Welcome to The West Hollow Nurses Office Information Page
We hope you will find this site useful and informative
 
Office Hours 7:40A.M. - 2:40 P.M.
Phone: 631-592-3401
Fax: 631-592-3937
Fax 631-900-4144
 
Our Staff
Karen Duenas R.N.
Ellen LaSalle-Verdile R.N.

Susan Lauletti Paraprofessional

 

 

Attendance/Emergency Contacts/Screenings

 
 
 
DAILY ATTENDANCE
If your child will be out sick, please call the Attendance Office at 592-3410 - Answering machine available during non school hours. Please keep children home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Medicating a child for fever with Tylenol/Advil/Motrin does NOT render them contagious free. Please remember this is essential for the protection of the general population and especially to immunosuppressed staff/children on chemotherapy as well as pregnant staff. To prevent the spread of infection, we need your diligent cooperation in this matter.
 
EMERGENCY HEALTH CONTACTS
Please make sure all of you information on Infinite Campus is correct. These are the numbers we will use in the event of illness/emergency. Please make any changes through parent portal or call the MIS department at 592-3080.
 
Please remember update contacts/numbers as they change - including temporary numbers in the event of parent/guardian vacations or out of town business.

 

VISION, HEARING & SCOLIOSIS SCREENINGS PER New York STATE MANDATES
Every year in the health office all 7th grade students will be screened for vision (far and near) and hearing by a School Nurse
All 7th grade girls will be screened for scoliosis
Screenings will begin in late October, early November and continue until completed.
 
 
Physical Education Excuses
 
 
 
Physical Education is a NYS mandated class. If your child has a minor illness/injury and you prefer them to miss Phys Ed class FOR THE DAY, please send them to the nurse with a PARENT EXCUSE NOTE or give us a call at the health office at 592-3401.
 
Any prolonged absence from Physical Education requires an MD note. Please be aware if the doctor's note indicates "no gym until further notice", another note from the same doctor is required before clearance is granted.
 
Please be aware an MD note is required if your child is to use crutches, cane, boot or any other device in school with explicit directions/restrictions ie: non- weight bearing, partial weight bearing, may use stairs, elevator only, etc
 
 

 

Entering 6th Graders
 
 
Two Varicella immunizations or documentation from MD of history of disease is required for all incoming 6th graders. Those without are subject to exclusion from school.
 
Tdap (pertussis booster) immunization documentation is required within two weeks of your child's 11th birthday.
 Boostrix (brand name of Tdap that can be given prior to age 11) - Adacel (brand name of Tdap given after age 11)
 
Children without mandated immunizations are subject to exclusion.
 
 

 

 
 
Entering 7th graders
 
All students entering 7th grade require one meningococcal vaccine and a NYS Health Examination Form 
 

 

Medication in School
 
 
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS
Under certain circumstances, when it is necessary for a child to take medication during school hours, the nurse will collaborate with the family physician and the parents.
In order for the nurse to administer medications, including over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, eye drops, cortisone cream, etc., the parent must submit:
-a request in writing from the parent or guardian;
-a written prescription from the doctor in which he/she
indicates the frequency and dosage of the medication
to be given;
-medication in a labeled container from the pharmacy
Medical request forms can be obtained in the health office. Parents need to transport medications as prescribed. Other than asthma inhalers and emergency allergy medication (where indicated by MD note as " self carry") children are not permitted to bring and/or carry medications in school. NEW/UPDATED MEDICATION ORDERS ARE NEEDED EACH YEAR FOR ELEM., MIDDLE, & H.S.

 

 
 
Physical Exam
 
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A Current New York State exam is required for all new entrants to the district as well as for 7th graders .
 Parent/Guardian may opt to use their private physician or a school physician.
 Only the New York State Health Examination Form or an equivalent form will be accepted.
 
 
 
Health Screenings
 
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NYS Mandated Screenings will be conducted in school by a Registered Nurse as Follows:
 
Vision (far and near) grade 7
Hearing grade 7
Scoliosis girls grade 7
 
Physical Exam by private MD or school MD required for grade 7
 

 

** PER NYS:IN 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY THE APPROVED NYSED FORM or An Equivalent WILL BE ACCEPTED**
 

 

 

Attendance/Emergency Contacts/Screenings
 
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DAILY ATTENDANCE
If your child will be out sick, please call the Attendance Office at 592-3410 - Answering machine available during non school hours. Please keep children home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours. Medicating a child for fever with Tylenol/Advil/Motrin does NOT render them contagion free. Please remember this is essential for the protection of the general population and especially to immunosuppressed staff/children on chemotherapy as well as pregnant staff. To prevent the spread of infection, we need your diligent cooperation in this matter.
 
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
*Also check the HHH website for your contact numbers and e-mail addresses. You can add/edit/update these from the parent portal. This will help all school personnel contact you when needed.
 
VISION, HEARING & SCOLIOSIS SCREENINGS
Every year in the health office all students in 7th grade will be screened for vision, hearing and scoliosis per NYS mandates.
 
 

 

 

Sports/Seasons
 
Fall Sports Boys- Football, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball (HS), Golf (HS)
Fall Sports Girls- Field Hockey, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball (HS), Girls Tennis (HS), Gymnastics (HS), Swimming (HS)
 
Winter I Boys - Basketball, Swimming (HS)
Winter I Girls - Volleyball
 
Winter II Boys -Volleyball, Wrestling, Tennis (HS)
Winter II Girls - Basketball, Golf (HS)
 
Spring Boys - Baseball, Lacrosse, Track, Swimming
Spring Girls - Softball, Lacrosse, Track, Swimming
 
** HSE Cheerleading (girls entering 9th grade in Sept are eligible)
 
__REGISTER ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS_ON THE FINAL FORMS WEBSITE
 
https://halfhollowhills-ny.finalforms.com
 
PLEASE NOTE only private email may be used Final Forms for your child. The school gmail ( 90000 number ) will not work.
Please call the Nurses Office 631-592-3401 if you have any questions. The School Nurses must review and clear all students for participation so your timely completion of these forms, as well as uploading current MD Exams is greatly appreciated._____________________________________
 
6th grade students interested in playing a fall sport in September of their 7th grade year should complete appropriate requirements in May/June of this year. Please note all "30 DAY" final forms paperwork must be resigned No earlier then 30 days prior to the first day of school.
 
All 7th and 8th grade students are eligible to try-out for West Hollow teams. 
Signs are posted in locker rooms and announcements are made every morning approximately 2 weeks prior to each season to alert students of upcoming sports. .    
 
 
***SEE CALENDAR FOR DATES AND DEADLINES***
 
 
 
Illness / Injury
 
 
When to Stay Home. When to Return to School
 
Your child will  need to stay home if he/she:
- Has a fever 100 F (38 C) or higher
- Is vomiting
- Has diarrhea
- Is in the first 24 hours of antibiotic treatment for pink eye or strep throat
-Call Attendance 631-592-3410 to report every absence
 
 
Generally, a child can return to school or when he/she:
- Has no fever for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication
- Can eat and drink normally
- Is rested and alert enough to pay attention in class
-Has completed any period of doctor-recommended isolation
*Medicating a child for fever with Tylenol/Advil/Motrin does NOT render them contagion free. Please remember this is essential for the protection of the general population and especially to immunosuppressed staff/children . To prevent the spread of infection, we need your diligent cooperation in this matter.
 

 

 Preparing Return After Injury
 
 Please bring in an MD note with diagnosis of the injury and any accommodations needed for school as well as the time the student should be excused from Physical Education Class.
Accommodations may include :
-No P.E. (please note all students out of PE may not participate in outdoor recess)
-Book Buddy
-Elevator Use (Lower extremity Injury)
-Early Pass From Class
-Writing Assistance (dominant hand injury)
 

 

 

 

 

You may consult the Center for Disease Control Website at www.cdc.com or www.health.state.ny.us for the NYS Health Department for additional information.
 

 

Prevention for One and All

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Common sense can go a long way toward preventing illness. Teach your child the basics:
 
Keep your hands clean. Remind your child to wash his or her hands before eating and after using the toilet or blowing his or her nose. Suggest soaping up for as long as it takes to sing the ABCs, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" or the "Happy Birthday" song.

 

 
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. It's best to use a tissue. If you can't reach a tissue in time, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
 
 
Keep your hands away from your eyes and out of your mouth. Hands are often covered in germs.
 
Avoid anyone who's sick. Close contact with someone who's sick could leave you sick, too.
 
As your child gets older, he or she will build an arsenal of antibodies to fight common viruses. Gradually your child will become less prone to common illnesses and recover more quickly from the illnesses he or she does catch.