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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030

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Questions
1) Where does my child take a medical note?
2) What does my child need for a sports physical?
3) Why does my child need a physical in 7th Grade?
4) What if my child needs to take medication during school hours?
5) How do I update the Emergency Authorization Form?
6) How does my child get released to someone other than the parent/guardian?
 
Answers
1) Q Where does my child take a medical note?
A
All medical notes must be brought to the Health Office. This includes parent and/or doctor notes to excuse a student from physical education or to take medication in school. A student with crutches or an injury that would require use of the elevator must have a note from the doctor. If a student is under a doctor's care and cannot participate in physical education, a note must be brought from the doctor indicating when the student may return to physical education.
2) Q What does my child need for a sports physical?
A

Please note that all sport and 7th grade physical forms must include the following:

  • Date of Physical
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure and BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Any immunizations (Hepatitus B required for all 7th graders)
  • Doctor's signature and stamp

If a student is trying out for a sport and that student's physical is due to expire during that season, the student can participate in that sport only and will need a new physical for all other sports after that season is over. All physicals are to be handed into the Health Office.

The coaches will check with the Health Office at the start of each season and if the Health Office does not have a current physical on record that student will not be able to participate

3) Q Why does my child need a physical in 7th Grade?
A

New York State Legislation requires medical examinations of children entering kindergarten, children in grades 1, 3, 7 and 10, and any new student entering the district for the first time. Since the family physician knows your child best, parents are strongly encouraged to have this examination performed by the family physician. This examination should not be done more than 90 days prior to a child's entrance into the above grades. The form should be returned to the School Nurse by the last day in November. After this date, the school physician reserves the legal right to make a health appraisal of students for whom we have not received a report.

Private physical forms are available to be downloaded here or may be obtained from the Middle School Health Office. School physicals cannot be used for out-of-school or community activities, such as Little League or summer camp.

For 7th grade students who have not yet had their physical this year, the Health Office will be conducting the physicals throughout the duration of the school year. If your child has had a physical by his/her physician, please turn the document into the Health Office. Otherwise, the Nurse Practitioner will conduct the exam.

4) Q What if my child needs to take medication during school hours?
A
Download and fill out the form to give the School Nurse authorization to administer medications while in school.
Any medicaton is to be dispensed in school, a parent/guardian and physician's signature is required.

All forms must be conmplete and on file in the health office in order to be dispensed..

Click on the "Forms" page to the left.
5) Q How do I update the Emergency Authorization Form?
A
All changes to the Emergency Authorization Form must be in writing by the parent/guardian and submitted to Mrs. De Longis at Central Administration.
6) Q How does my child get released to someone other than the parent/guardian?
A
On the Emergency Authorization Form there is a line for an emergency contact. If the persons listed are unavailable, the parent/guardian must fax or send in writing the person to whom the school may release your child to.
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