Health Service Information
Mrs. Mariann Abbaticola
Absence from School
f your child will be absent, please call the Health Office at 204-2550 before 9:00 a.m. Press #1 to leave an attendance message. If the nurse is not notified of the student's absence, she will telephone your home or place of business. If no one can be reached at home or work, the nurse will then notify the police who will be sent to your home to verify your child's absence. Students who have been absent from school are expected to bring a note of explanation from a parent or guardian. Children returning from a period of illness are expected to resume the normal schedule, which includes outdoor play, physical education, etc. Therefore, they should be well enough to participate and be adequately dressed for the weather. If the doctor does not believe the student is ready to resume a full program, special arrangements can be made with the principal or nurse.
- Please contact the main office if any contact information changes.
Medications in School
- Parents should not send medication to school with their children for self-medication. If medication (prescription or non-prescription) is necessary during the day, please send the pharmacy-labeled medication to the school nurse, with the doctor's order and reason for the medication. It is also necessary to write a note giving the school nurse permission to administer the medication. The school nurse should be advised of any medication that is being taken at home by your child which may in any way affect his/her performance at school.
Physical Education Excuses
A recommendation from the doctor, stating the reason for the excuse and probable duration of the condition, will be necessary for an extended excuse from participation in physical education class. If the excuse is for a day, a note from the parent stating the reason for non-participation is to be sent to the school nurse. If your child is excused from Physical Education class they are also excused from recess.
Hearing and Vision -All students are screened for vision and hearing yearly. The results, if not within the accepted normal range, will be referred to the parent.